Friends of Miami, Inc.Missouri River Township
Friends of Miami, Inc. is a non-profit organization working to preserve the heritage and promote the future of Miami, Saline County, Missouri. The Friends of Miami, Inc. Museum contains interesting artifacts and genealogy records. We open by appointment only so need advance notice. Thank you for your interest.
Member: State Historical Society of Missouri | Listing: Historical Museum Guide for Missouri
Donations of Miami memorabilia are very welcome. Contact President Elson at 660.852.3305 with questions.
Membership Information
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Dateline June 2023: President Elson's Newsletter
New members Jocie Hirt and Mackenzie Eddy were participants in the 2020 hometown essay on "Miami in the 1900s." MORE
Carlie Knotts is the 2019 hometown essay winner. Congratulations to Carlie and to Madisyn Cooper, Alleigh Davenport, Carson Eddy, Alexis Hirt, Aareyanna Larimore, Mikenna Riley, Lucas Summers, and Coltyn Wise, new members. MORE
Andrew Taylor is the 2018 hometown essay winner. Congratulations to Andrew and to McKinnah Clements, Logan Cooper, Jaiden Rader, Coreyonnia Robinson, and Gabby Smith, new members. MORE
KARLEY LAND is the 2016 hometown essay winner. Congratulations to Karley and to Devin Clark, Holly Barney, and Reagan Southard, new members. MORE
PRESTON KNOTTS is the 2014 hometown essay winner. Congratulations to Preston and to Hayden Chevalier, Tyler Driskell, Catlyn McCorkle, Taylor Petzoldt, Haylee Scheid, and Gracie Sloan, new members. MORE
24 November 2012: Friends of Miami, Inc. regrets the passing of long-time member and board member, Robert J. "Bob" Hisle, who was instrumental in the founding of our organization. MORE
BRYAN EADS is the 2012 hometown essay winner. Congratulations to Bryan and to Grant Driskell, Bailee Merchant, Scott Myers and Josh Petzoldt, new members. MORE
Friends of Miami, Inc. is delighted and honored to be the recipient of a grant from the Buckner Foundation for building repair and improvement.
A grant from the Missouri State Genealogical Association has been awarded the Friends of Miami Inc. for records preservation. Full credit and sincere thanks go to member Jane Beal for the grant application. PHOTO
MERRAH HARRIS is the 2011 hometown essay winner. By request and with permission, her Native American Essay has been posted to the web site. Congratulations to Merrah and to Daniel Arends, Jocelyn Becker, Breanna Martens, Spencer Peel, Zach Petzoldt, Dawson Taylor and Joseph Ullrich, new members. MORE
Vice-President Abby Elson Crowned Marshall High School 2011 Courtwarming Queen
Kayla Elson is the 2010 hometown essay winner. Congratulations to Kayla and to Dakota Adcock, Jacob Davis, Abbey Land and Morgan Sloan, new members.
Tyler Martens is the 2009 hometown essay winner. Congratulations to Tyler and to Amanda Arndt and Eryn Shields, new members.
Britney Harris is the 2008 hometown essay winner. Congratulations to Britney and to Jeremie Campbell, Daniel Carver and Mikaela Hirt, new members.
MIAMI ... sprawled along a winding bluff ridge overlooking the wide Missouri River valley, was platted as Greenville in 1838 and five years later received its present name. By 1840, a river port of considerable importance, shipping large quantities of hemp and other produce. The white frame Christian Church (open by permission) on the main street of the town, was built in 1854 and is typical of the less pretentious Missouri "meeting houses" of the period. Excerpt from Missouri, A Guide to the 'Show Me' State, Missouri Writers Project, WPA, 1941
GIFTS: Cookbooks, Crocks, Medallions, Sweatshirts
William Shakespeare, bust from Miami High School on display at Friends of Miami, Inc. Museum
2011 Population: 170
Map, credit Missouri, A Guide to the 'Show Me' State
Genealogy:W. S. Myers, Miami MO - Diaries 1887-1905
W. S. Myers & Family - Trip to Miami MO, 1907
Al Wheeler Report on Miami (circa 1910)
Archives · Boating · Community Center · Fishing · Gas · Parks · Picnic Areas
Miami City Government · Miami Lions Club · MO Barn Quilts · MO Conservation · U.S. Postal Service · Van Meter State Park
Individual: $10/year | Sustaining: $25/year | Life: $500/one time payment Institutional: $100/year
Please make checks payable to Friends of Miami, Inc. and send c/o Elizabeth A. Elson, Interim Treasurer, P. O. Box 33, Miami MO 65344. To order gifts or schedule tours, contact Elizabeth A. Elson, President, at 660.852.3305.

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