The public is invited to “Timeless Trooper Tales,” a free presentation at the Branson Centennial Museum on Tuesday, May 21 from 12:30–1:30 PM. Featured speaker Terry Bible is a 21-year veteran of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and author of I’m the Guy Who is the Boss of This Highway. A MSHP historian and history enthusiast, Bible is currently assigned to Taney and Stone Counties for Troop D. The Missouri State Highway Patrol began in 1931 with just 55 officers and a handful of civilians. Since then it has evolved into a full-service, accredited law enforcement agency responsible for roughly 33,000 miles of state-maintained highways. In addition to the impressive history of the MSHP, Bible’s in-person presentations include a variety of funny, serious and sometimes wild stories from retired Troopers and their wives which he collected for his book.
“The Branson Centennial Museum wanted to support and encourage Branson’s regular and growing efforts to honor law enforcement heroes throughout the country. Hosting Trooper Bible for one of our monthly Tuesday Talks is an ideal way for us to participate,” explains Jean Babcock, Branson Centennial Museum co-curator with her husband Jim. “Terry is both an avid student of MSHP history and a skilled storyteller, so his presentation will be both informative and entertaining.”
Branson’s 6th Annual Law Enforcement Week takes place June 8–15, 2019.
The Tuesday Talk series is presented free-of-charge by the Branson Centennial Museum and White River Valley Historical Society. Throughout 2019, various topics of local and historical interest will be presented by knowledgeable speakers every month on the third Tuesday from 12:30 until 1:30 PM.
The Branson Centennial Museum (417-239-1912), part of the White River Valley Historical Society, is located at 120 S Commercial Street in downtown Branson, and features rotating exhibits in the Reish Family Gallery, as well as a bookstore/gift shop. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00–4:00.