The Williamson County Historical Society held its spring membership meeting on May 7th at the museum. Society projects both current and future were discussed. A show and tell was held during the meeting to allow members to talk about artifacts or items of historical relevance that they own and are knowledgeable of.
The guest speaker was Robert Swenson, a heritage preservation consultant and associate professor emeritus of SIU. Swenson gave an engaging program on Lewis and Clark in southernmost Illinois that was well received by the membership.
The index for the book Events in Egypt 1914 has been added to the Library Resource Index. The Events in Egypt book are newspaper extracts from Marion, Herrin & Carterville for the year 1914 and add over 4,000 entries to the Library Resource Index bringing its listings to 104,615 entries. Helen Lind of our society spent hundreds of hours accumulating this information and should be commended for her hard work and determination.