Bernadine Hobson, at left, stands in front of a partially shown display case filled with Santa Clauses from her collection, and others from Jon Suit and Jane James. Jon Suit, at right, holds a photo display prepared for Robert and Mamie Lane, whose recollections appeared in a new volume of oral histories published by the Barry County Historical Society. The Christmas tree, donated by Charles Rowell, could be seen in years past at Mansfield's clothing store. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff] [Order this photo]
The Monett Historical Society's museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, but will be closed Jan. 1, 2013, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.