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Grand River Historical Society and Museum of Chillicothe announce activities for “Sliced Bread Day”

The Grand River Historical Society and Museum of Chillicothe will recognize Sliced Bread Day next week. The museum will be open Tuesday, July 7th from 10 to 4 o’clock with several new exhibits and the original Rohwedder bread slicer on loan from the Smithsonian. The museum will have several antique and vintage vehicles on display […]

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Grand River Historical Society Museum to feature Veterans Day tribute

The Grand River Historical Society Museum at 1401 Forest Drive in Chillicothe will feature a Veteran’s Day tribute program Sunday afternoon, November 10th starting at 2 o’clock. Presenting the historical and musical events are Larry Vance and Mary Lou VanDeventer. Vance is a retired Chillicothe high school history teacher and Museum Board Member. Mrs. VanDeventer […]

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Grand River Historical Society Museum to hold benefit for Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Grand River Historical Society Museum of Chillicothe will hold a fundraiser to benefit the restoration of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Museum Curator Pam Clingerman says A Joyful Celebration will be at the United Methodist Church on Walnut in Chillicothe Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The event will feature vocalists and bands from […]

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Grand River Historical Society to relocate Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church built in 1868

The Grand River Historical Society Museum of Chillicothe plans to move the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Chillicothe to a location near the museum Wednesday. Museum Curator Pam Clingerman says the church was donated to the museum, and the museum has spent the last year raising funds to relocate the building with a basement […]

Sliced Bread Day Chillicothe Missouri

Audio: Chillicothe to showcase history of sliced bread during Sliced Bread Day on Saturday

(Missourinet) – On July 7, 1928, the Chillicothe Baking Company in northwest Missouri became the first commercial bakery in recorded history to have bread mechanically cut into uniform slices. The invention, developed by Otto Rohwedder of Iowa, revolutionized the baking world. To celebrate the 90-year milestone, the town of Chillicothe is gearing up for its […]

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History of Livingston County Library facility spotlight of Grand River Historical Society

The Grand River Historical Society & Museum’s quarterly dinner to be held at the Elks lodge on Tuesday, July 19th at 6:30pm will feature the program: From Livery to Library: Celebrating 100/50 Years Downtown.  Journey down memory lane as the Library celebrates 100 years of the federal building, 50 years of the library in that building, and […]