Friends of Rocheport

P.O. Box  122, Rocheport, MO  65279

Veterans Exhibit on Display at Friends of Rocheport Museum

The Friends of Rocheport currently has an exhibit honoring Rocheport area veterans on display at the Friends of Rocheport Museum.  The Veterans' Exhibit will be on display Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. through July 5, 2015. 

The display contains photos of Rocheport area veterans who served our country as long ago as WWI.  There is also a slideshow on the museum's computer with additional information about the veterans.

Friends of Rocheport Museum Is Open

The Friends of Rocheport Museum opened May 1.  The museum is operated by volunteers from May through October each year. 

We are working on a list of responsible people to sit at the museum when it is open (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). You may volunteer by yourself or with a friend to help pass the time. If you are willing to volunteer, please call Sherry Moreau at 573-234-2902 so we can add you to our list.


T-Shirt Contest Sponsored by Yates House B & B

Conrad & Dixie Yates, owners of Yates House Bed and Breakfast are sponsoring a t-shirt contest.  Purchase a Friends of Rocheport T-shirt and take a "cool" picture wearing your t-shirt. Submit it to Friends of Rocheport, P.O. Box 122, Rocheport, MO 65279 or e-mail your picture to:  for@friendsofrocheport.orgThe contest will end September 30, 2015 when the entrants will be judged and the "coolest" picture will win breakfast for four (4) at Yates House ($60 value).

If you don't have a t-shirt or sweatshirt yet, they will be available at the Friends of Rocheport Spring Plant Sale on April 24 - 26 at the Rocheport Community Hall.  In addition, the t-shirts and sweatshirts will be available at the Friends of Rocheport Museum on Saturdays and Sundays starting May 1.

 Get creative and send in your photos wearing your Friends of Rocheport t-shirt!!!! You don't want to miss a chance for breakfast at Yates House!!!!

Request for Help With Methodist Church History

Patrick Cronan is requesting input on an article he is writing regarding the Rocheport Methodist Church history.  Here is his request:

I have been working on expanding and (I hope!) improving the story of the Rocheport Methodist Church.  About 4 years ago, I got appointed as historian for my church, and I was handed a couple of histories that had been prepared by previous church members.  One history, prepared about 1975 probably by Dorothy Caldwell with help from Bobbie Russell, was only a few pages long.  A second history is older ā€“ I was told that it was thought to be included with items contained in a time capsule that is supposed to be in the cornerstone of the present (1901) church building.  I have spent the last several months researching and rewriting.  I still have a lot more to do.  The hardest part has been finding out about Rocheport during the civil war ā€“ aside from what we all know about Bloody Bill Anderson.   So Iā€™m asking for your help.  What follows is the text in my current draft about the effect of the War on my church (with renumbered footnotes).  If you have any suggestions for improvements, please give me a call (698-3074)ā€¦..

The article that Pat has written can be found here.

2015 Friends of Rocheport Calendar of Events

The dates have been set for most of the Friends of Rocheport meetings, events  and deadlines. 

The first General Meeting of the year will be March 22, 2015 at the Rocheport Community Hall. 

The Spring Plant Sale will be April 24 - 26 and will coincide with the Rocheport Area Merchants Association's Spring Open House.  That should be a great weekend to visit Rocheport!!!!

We hope to see you at all of our events this year!!!

General Meetings

March 22

May 31

August 30

October 25

Potluck - 5:00, Program - 5:30, Meeting - 6:00

Plant Sales

Spring Plant Sale

April 24 - 26

Fall Mum Sale                 September 11 - 13

Museum Volunteer Training Session

April 19       4:00 p.m.

Museum Season

May 2 - October 31

Yates T-Shirt Contest

Deadline to enter photos - September 30

Chili/Ham & Bean Dinner

November 7 - Tentative

Christmas Tree Lighting

December 6 - Tentative


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