Welcome to the Ozarks! The Society of Ozarkian Hillcrofters

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

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. 

Membership

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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