Historic Truman Depot

The Society has relocated!

SHOW AND TELL - Join us at 10:00am  on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at the Trails West Library at 11401 East 23rd St. in Independence, Missouri  for our first program of the 2015-2016 year. It’s probably been a long time since you’ve been to “Show and Tell”, but don’t you sort of miss it? You get to show off something that you think is completely spectacular, tell a little something about it and everyone in the room has to focus on you while you do so.  It’s awesome, it’s great and why we haven’t continued this practice into adulthood is just plain uncool! Since Thanksgiving is the holiday when people gather to share those wonderful stories and memories, we thought November would be a good time to have our Jackson County Genealogical Society’s “Show and Tell” where you can share your favorite memorabilia from your ancestors.  Some of the items you may share are tools, books, clothing, letters, needlework, quilts, toys an dolls, photos and glassware.  You have a month to locate your item since we aren’t meeting in October.  However, you are welcome to drop in on Tuesday or Wednesday to see our new Jackson County Genealogical Society Research Library and Archives. If you have a special memento passed down by an ancestor that you would like to share on November  7th, please contact Cindy Horn.  Call or email Cindy at 816-252-2318 or chorn48632@aol.com.  We would like to photograph your memento before the meeting to show it on the large screen so others can see it up close while you describe it.   Please note the change in our meeting location.  Due to less meeting space in our new library in Sugar Creek, all meetings will be held at the Trails West Library.  Donuts and cider will be offered. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.


Jackson County Courthouse (1888). Full frontal and side view; located at 2nd and Main.

Photo used by permission, Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri.

Feb. 6th, 2016 Sat. 10 a.m. at TWB

Mar. 5th, 2016 Sat. 10 a.m. at TWB

Apr. 2nd, 2016 Sat. 10 a.m. at TWB

May 7th, 2016 Sat. 11 a.m. at TWB

Jun. 4th, 2016 Annual Meeting at TBA

Sep. 3rd, 2016 Sat. 10 a.m. at TBA

Oct. 1st, 2016 Sat. 10 a.m. at TWB

Nov. 7th, 2015 Sat. 10 a.m. at TWB

Dec. 5th, 2015 Sat. 10 a.m. at TWB

(TWB - KCPL Trails West Branch)

Feb. 25th, Thursday 4 p.m. at JCGS

Apr. 28th, Thursday 4 p.m. at JCGS

Jun. 23rd, Thursday 4 p.m. at JCGS

Aug. 25th, Thursday 4 p.m. at JCGS

Oct. 22nd, Thursday 4 p.m. at JCGS

Dec. 10th, Thursday 4 p.m. at JCGS