We will be at Myrtle Daze on Saturday at 9:00 – 3:00 Sept. 26

We will have our books for sale and be encouraging families to write their stories.


Monday, September 14th at Simmons Community Building at 5:00 pm

Join us at the OCMO History Club Meeting. Mike Crawford will be talking about the Wilderness and will be showcasing the new books.

You can see the new releases of OCMO Books here:

Oregon County History: The Irish Wilderness Yesterday and Today by Mike Crawford


Historical Sketches of the Warm Fork Hill Country by Joe Senn, Dorys Ward, and sketches by Anita Caldwell

We will be at Koshkonong Festival: Sept 12th Saturday, Thayer Homecoming Football Game: Sept 18th Friday, Thayer Alumni Banquet: Sept 19th Saturday, Myrtle Days, September 26th Saturday, and Alton Black Gold Festival: Oct. 3rd Saturday.

OCMO Meeting May 8th at Country Cottage at Noon

We will be talking about the upcoming Memorial Day Events in Alton starring our author Bill Combs.

He will be traveling from Dallas for Homecoming and will be available to tell stories and sign his book.

Thursday May 21st: 10-1 at the Thayer Senior Centers

Friday May 22nd: 5-6 Alton Square Party

Saturday May 23rd: 11:30 to 2:00 Cafe next to Annie’s Florist in Alton

Saturday My 23rd: 5-6 Alton Alumni Banquet at Alton School.

OCMO History Club publishes 3rd History book “Oregon County Growing Up” by Bill F. Combs

Bill writes a series of stories of events in Oregon County when he was growing up. The “Oregon County Growing Up” book takes you back to your childhood as he walks back into his. It can be ordered on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Oregon-County-Growing-happiness-situation/dp/1505378028/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419772385&sr=1-5&keywords=Oregon+County

Kindle book to come. And more books from the OCMO Club are in the queue.

OCMO December 12th Meeting at noon at Country Cottage Restaurant in Thayer, MO.

The topic will be storytelling and storytellers. Eva Ashford will kick off with her story of The Princess of Umpapa.

We had an amazing month in November with the Granny Blue Events. The Sons of the Confederate Veterans were instrumental in making the ceremonies both moving and accurate. They have a new website at Colonel Woodside SCV. You can follow their events.

We have lots to do next year. Looking forward to interesting times.