SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — “Sharing Stories from the Crossroads” is a new radio show created by the History Museum on the plaza.
Since the beginning of March, John Sellars, the Executive Director Emeritus of the History Museum on the Square, has hosted the hour-long history radio show with a new guest each week on KICK 92.3 FM.
“We talk about history, things that happened in the city and things that are happening now that have historical impact,” Sellars said. “And (we) interview a lot of fascinating, fascinating people who tell stories about their business, their family or whatever.”
He said he will also read century-old newspapers and advertisements.
“One of the things in there was dresses for women and a cotton dress was $3.98 but if you wanted to go high end and get a silk dress it was $9.98 for a dress “, Sellars said. “And you just can’t imagine the prices of stuff, $0.95 men’s pants and things like that. So I look at… things and then I talk about things that happened in the city a hundred years ago or 200 years ago.
In this week’s episode, Sellars spoke with Dr. Dale Moore, who helped produce the new Ozark Mountain Daredevils documentary for Ozark Public Television.
The “Daredevils” wrote hit songs like “If You Wanna Get to Heaven” in 1974 and “Jackie Blue” in 1975.
Next week, Sellars will speak with Jack Hamlin, a 100-year-old veteran and Normandy survivor. Hamlin was tasked with being tied to a boat with a rope around his body while jumping and pulling bodies out of the water.
Today, Hamlin travels to events to speak to troops and frequently revisits Normandy.
Watch the video above to see Sellars’ interview with ozarksfirst.com.
Previous episodes of Sharing Stories at a Crossroads can be found here.
For more information on the History Museum on the Square, visit https://historymuseumonthesquare.org/.