Why I Admire Rose O’Neill: A Mini-Memoir

By Susan Scott


Susan Scott in the
Rose O'Neill Museum
In the summer of 1994, my mother and I had a Girls Day Out in Branson. At an antiques store, I asked the owner if there was something special for us to do, something different. She asked whether we had been to Bonniebrook, home of the world-famous artist Rose O'Neill. I had never heard of her.

We followed the owner’s directions to about nine miles north of Branson and toured the Rose O'Neill Museum. That visit changed my life forever. At the time, my husband and I had a small cabin on Table Rock Lake. We retired in 1997 and moved to the lake area. I volunteered with the Bonniebrook Historical Society and