Visitors to the Branson Centennial Museum on Tuesday, October 9th will have an opportunity to learn more about what happened to the village of Oasis and other settlements following the building of Table Rock Dam and formation of Table Rock Lake during the first of a series of free monthly programs at the museum.
Author Tom Koob will present “Buried by Table Rock Lake” during his program at the Centennial Museum, 12:30 – 1:30. Also covered by Koob will be a look at other areas impacted by the new dam and lake, ranging from Native American artifacts and camps to homes, farms, roads, bridges, and other archaeological sites. Following the presentation, those present may wish to review an exhibit map provided by Koob to the museum that pinpoints where these historical treasures are buried.
Koob is the author of The history of fishing, Table Rock Lake (2003); Buried by Table Rock Lake: tales, anecdotes and facts about everything covered by the Lake (2006); Enon to Radium Spring : stories behind the place names of Table Rock Lake (2008); Virgin Bluff: ambition and death in the Ozarks [novel] (2016).
Each month, the Branson Centennial Museum offers free programs featuring a variety of speakers discussing various chapters of Branson-area history, all from a wide range of interesting perspectives.
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.