Anouncing the fall fundraiser for Maple Park Cemetery: A GATEWAY TO HISTORY. Discover Springfield events of the 1800s and join us for an old-fashioned fence raising party on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 3pm. You’ve heard of barn-raising parties when a community would gather to build a barn for their neighbor. At Maple Park, our beautiful iron fence that borders Grand is in need of a hand from the community. But instead of raising the actual fence, we’ll be raising funds that will be used for the restoration. The event will be held under a canopy tent at the cemetery south of the gazebo. Tickets are $50 per person.
For more information on the event schedule, sponsorship oppotunities, or to purchase tickets, please visit our website: www.mapleparkcemetery.org.
The Greene County Archives and Records Center houses county documents dating from 1833. These documents include a large collection of circuit court cases, including the murder case against “Wild” Bill Hickok for the murder of David Tutt, as well as the investigation into the murder of Bald Knobber leader Nat Kinney. It also includes a freedom suit filed in Greene County in 1834.The digitization project will scan and place these documents, and others of local and statewide significance online by 2021. These documents are important for their relevance in county, state, and national history.