Memories of visits to the local general store, drug store, and ice house come to life at the White River Valley Historical Society during its latest exhibit.
“Goin’ to Town” features over 100 images of some of the businesses and towns in Taney County back in the day when a visit to “town” was an event. Sources for the pictures include the Jerry and Opal Gideon Family, Pat Copelin Tannehill, Martha Davis Barber, Sibyl Parrish, Paschke Family, and Cooper Family collections. Also on display are vintage store inventory items from the Dan Smith collection.
The original exhibit, designed by Historical Society members, was assembled by College of the Ozarks students as part of volunteer time during the campus’ Character Camp week. “Family 26” donated several hours to preparation of the display cases, as well as organization of the Society’s exhibit storeroom and indexing of some of the 1800s Taney County court case files.