Welcome to the Ozarks! The Society of Ozarkian Hillcrofters

Summer 2019 Membership Meeting

Mark your Calendar for this Exciting and Important Event on June 27, 2019


June 27, 2019, 6:00 PM

Historic Hollister Train Depot, 294 Esplanade, Hollister, Missouri 

 Be sure and mark your calendars for this one, Hillcrofters! We are pleased to have Richard Crabtree presenting on the history of Hollister, Missouri. Richard is very knowledgeable of local history, from Springfield, to Branson/Hollister and beyond. ALSO, the meeting will be held in the Historic Hollister Train Depot... an interesting landmark itself! See you there! 

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About Us

Our Mission


The Society of Ozarkian Hillcrofters has five purposes as outlined by the original members in 1931:

  • To secure its proper recognition
  • To protect Ozarks wildlife
  • To conserve the natural beauties of its historic spots
  • To perpetuate its history, folklore and traditions
  • To teach our own people the value of the great heritage we possess in these regions

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Our History


Founded in Eminence, Mo. in November, 1931. The Hillcrofters were organized and combined with the Ozarkians which had also been fathered by Otto Rayburn in 1928 in Kingston, Ark. After a few years the Society of Ozarkian Hillcrofters had grown to a membership of hundreds, with several members in foreign countries. 

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Membership in the Society of Ozarkian Hillcrofters is open to anyone that is interested in contributing to one or more of the five missions of the Hillcrofters, and those who are interested in the Ozarks.

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