Emma Bookout

Emma Bookout, one of the many women of Taney County who served in the military during WWII, poses in uniform in the mid-1940s.

The Branson Centennial Museum will feature a free program on women in the Service on Tuesday, November 13 from 12:30 – 1:30. Navy veterans Sue Gordy and Dayla Goldsworthy will discuss the roles of women in the military, including how those roles have evolved and changed over the years.

Each month, the Branson Centennial Museum is presenting a free mid-day program with 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, weather-permitting.   There is no admission charge.