Celebration of Restoration

Thank You, Thank You to everyone who came, donated and helped recognize other community preservation efforts in Excelsior Springs. Special thanks to Keynote Speaker Bill Hart.

You are invited to a “Celebration of Restoration” event to raise funds to save the sole remaining mineral well ticket office in Excelsior Springs, and to honor our friends and neighbors who have contributed to the historic fabric of our community.

Help us save the ticket house!

Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Flander Hall on Broadway in downtown Excelsior Springs.  During the March 3 party, some 20 local residents will be honored for renovation projects that have contributed to restoring the historic charm of Excelsior Springs. The event site, now named Flander Hall, is especially appropriate, as it is a key example of the possibilities for the adaptive reuse of historic buildings that the event will honor. Locals still fondly recall the former Flanders Department store as the home of a pulley system between the cash register and cashier in the upper loft area.

Keynote Speaker:

Bill Hart grew up in Perry County in southeast Missouri. His interest in small town and roadside Missouri was fostered by his work for the past several years with the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation (Missouri Preservation), where he currently serves as executive director. He holds a degree in historic preservation from Southeast Missouri State University and did his graduate coursework in architectural


history at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Bill is particularly interested in vanishing Missouri building types, including roadside and countryside. This interest led to the publication of his book “Historic Missouri Roadsides”, featuring a segment on Excelsior Springs. He was one of the founders of the Missouri Barn Alliance and Rural Network (Mo BARN), advocating for documentation and preservation of Missouri’s historic farmsteads.

Bill will be doing an author’s book signing, so get your autographed copy of “Historic Missouri Roadsides”, a beautiful coffee table book or for gift giving!

The steering committee welcomes anyone interested in becoming involved in the Superior Well Office preservation effort. Those interested may contact Janet Blauvelt at 8165560818 or jb@blauveltlaw.com. Those planning to attend the cocktail party are requested to RSVP to the same telephone number.