Mark your Calendar for this Exciting and Important Event on November 3rd ,2018

 The Society of Ozarkian Hillcrofters is hosting an Old Country Fair and it's being held at the historic Michel Homestead near Branson, Missouri. This is not only a fun and educational event, it's also a fundraising event for the 1893 Uncle Ike's, Notch, Missouri Post Office restoration project. There are several highlighted activities, with more being added weekly! During the entire event, traditional Ozarks music jams will be occurring throughout the grounds with musicians from all over the region. There will be an auction including antiques, homemade pies, and other items. The Missouri Boatride Bluegrass group is having a reunion show! There will be traditional Ozarks activities and games for the kids, as well as living history exhibits and an encampment and demonstrations by the 10th Missouri Infantry Civil War reinactors. There will be food an beverage vendors as well to quench your hungry and thirst as you enjoy the activities and 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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