Important Information about BHS Events

To members and friends of the Boonslick Historical Society, for reasons of public health and safety related to the pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19), we are canceling the May 9 Spring BHS meeting at the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia, headquarters of the State of Missouri Historical Society. State and federal public guidelines recommend – require in some instances – that meetings or events be limited to 50 people – 10 or fewer people among high-risk groups (senior citizens and persons with existing health problems). Also, the State Historical Society is currently closed for an indefinite period.

We will notify members and the general public in June if coronavirus-related public safety issues require us to cancel the July 12 Summer BHS meeting. It is scheduled to be held at Oakwood (circa 1835-36), the historic home of Abiel and Jeanette Leonard and their family in Fayette.

For further information, contact BHS President Jim Steele at: jsteele@

Let us hope for strength and unity during these trying times and please do everything possible to stay well during the days and weeks to come — Jim Steele and the BHS Board of Directors

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