Our Christmas Meeting and Party,  Tuesday, December 10
6:00 p.m. NOTE THIS CHANGE OF DATE AND LOCATION

 
For Historical Society members who live in the local area, we have a great opportunity to celebrate the Season with our annual Christmas Party (and December meeting) at one of Mountain Home's most historic buildings-- The Old College House, which began as the original Girl's Dormitory of the Mountain Home Baptist College. Now a private home, the building at 321 College Street was added to the Arkansas Register of Historic Homes in 1996.

With the gracious hospitality of the new homeowners, Johan Smith and Sue Lowery and family, the famous building will be the site of our gathering on Tuesday, December 10, at 6:00 p.m.

NOTE: Please RSVP by calling the Heritage Center at 870-425-2551 to speak to a volunteer or leave a voicemail. We need to know how many will attend so we can properly prepare. Our party as usual includes a potluck meal, so when you reply, please let us know whether you will bring:
     A MAIN DISH ENTREE
     A SIDE DISH
     or, A DESSERT

The drinks and bread will be provided. Please include your phone number in your reply, so we can contact you if needed.
 
Besides our brief business meeting, the program will include enjoying the historic home and we'll have Christmas music provided by Jeannie Alley on the baby grand piano.
 
We will also have a Christmas gift exchange (gifts approximately $10-- optional participation) using traditional "dirty Santa" rules. NOTE: This year, we ask each participant to wrap up a Christmas tree ornament for their gift-- it can be either newly purchased, or antique or hand-crafted. Be creative.
 
Thanks so much to Johan and Sue, our hosts, for their kindness making this special opportunity available to Society members. By the way, they have also joined the Society as sponsor members!
 
REMEMBER TO RSVP and include your potluck information (and telephone number).
 
Looking forward to seeing you at the party!
 

The Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society meets
on the 4th Tuesday of each month to conduct business, enjoy an informative
and interesting presentation from a guest speaker and for socializing and snacks.
Our meetings are free and guests are always welcome! 

Special meetings are occasionally held at other times and locations. Announcements regarding special meetings will be made in The Baxter Bulletin, on KTLO, and posted on this website.