The Kirkwood Historical Society is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization that preserves and promotes Kirkwood’s long and storied history. It was organized in 1961 and received its 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service in July 1963. The society makes its headquarters in Mudd’s Grove, a 150 year-old house located in the heart of Kirkwood.
The mission is to seek, discover, collect, study and preserve the history of Kirkwood and the surrounding areas. The society promotes educational programs, exhibitions and special events, and provides for the preservation of Mudd’s Grove, the society’s headquarters.
- President – Mr. Douglas Coombs
- Vice-President – Mr. Mike Holley
- Treasurer – Mr. Steve Siegerist
- Secretary – Ms. Nancy Reeves
- Museum Curator – Ms. Susan Burkett
Current Board of Directors:
- Mrs. Helen Knocke – 2018
- Mr. Cliff Kierstead – 2018
- Ms. Mary Ellen Dick – 2019
- Mr. Andy Sisk – 2019
- Mr. Ron Krieger – 2019
- Ms. Betty Hudgins – 2020
- Ms. Deb Hill-Jablonski – 2020
- Ms. Sharon Laux – Friends Chairperson – 2018
The Friends of the Kirkwood Historical Society
The Friends of the Kirkwood Historical Society is an auxiliary organization that conducts regular meetings for discussions and presentations on a variety of programs with a historical flair. The presentations are often on topics that are anything but mainstream. However, they are spellbinding, fun and offered with style and wit. The meetings are open and the public is encouraged to attend.