Spring 2019 Membership Meeting

Mark your Calendar for this Exciting and Important Event on March 29, 2019


March 29, 2019, 6:00 PM 

Riverfront Retreat Center - 29285 Missouri State Hwy 413, Galena, Missouri

Please join the Society of Ozarkian Hillcrofters for our Spring quarter membership meeting! Todd Wilkinson will be presenting from the James River Basin Partnership. Refreshments will be provided by the Society of Ozarkian Hillcrofters.  There will also be live, traditional Ozarks music

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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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