Historical society window display highlights book release, pie auction

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The Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society's recently updated window display highlights the upcoming pie supper and pie auction on Nov. 5. The event will also celebrate the release of the book "Callaway Chalkboards: Remembering Callaway Countys Rural Schoolhouses."
Anakin Bush/Fulton Sun The Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society's recently updated window display highlights the upcoming pie supper and pie auction on Nov. 5. The event will also celebrate the release of the book "Callaway Chalkboards: Remembering Callaway Countys Rural Schoolhouses."

The Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society (KCHS) recently updated one of their window displays ahead of a pie supper and pie auction.

An Old-Fashioned Pie Supper and Pie Auction will, along with other activities, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2-4 p.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church (3686 State Highway E, Auxvasse).

The event will celebrate the release of the book "Callaway Chalkboards: Remembering Callaway County's Rural Schoolhouses."

The book -- edited and published by Bruce Hackmann -- will detail the history of 144 one-room schoolhouses across the county.

Copies of the books will be available for purchase at the event. Hackmann will be in attendance to sign the books.

The event on Nov. 5 will have a rural school display with information. Attendees will also be able to visit a nearby one-room schoolhouse.

The pie auction will begin at 3 p.m. 10 pies will be available for auction.

KCHS's new window display highlights some of the local schoolhouses, along with some students and field trips.

Some of the schools on display include Sunrise School (1955), Calwood School (1961-62), Middle River School (1960) and Lamar School (1962-63). Photos on display highlight the Sunrise School pie supper, the Hams Prairie School in 1914 and 1952 Scott School field trip to Jefferson City.

Tickets to the KCHS event are available in advance or at the door. Tickets are $10, and includes a slice of homemade pie, ice cream and a drink.

Proceeds raised from the event will support the KCHS Educational Grant Program for Callaway County Schools, which "encourages educators from diverse disciplines to develop grant projects that enrich the study of history in their classroom," the KCHS website states.

To purchase advance tickets, visit callawaymohistory.org/pie-supper or call 573-642-0570.

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