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.
- Doug Coombs, President
- Mike Holley, Vice President
- Nancy Reeves, Secretary
- Lauri Heitz, Treasurer
Current Board of Directors:
- Mrs. Helen Knocke – 2018
- Sue Burkett (Curator)
- Mary Ellen Dick (Greentree)
- Liz Gibbons (Membership)
- Deb Hill-Jablonski (Social Media)
- Betty Hudgins (Historical Soc Liaison)
- Helen Knocke (Gatehouse)
- Ron Krieger (Review Editor)
- Sharon Laux (Friends)
- Tom Whittaker (Mission and Strategy)
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.