Deloris Gray Wood

Wood_Delores 32402 - CoverMs. Wood is actively involved with historic preservation and holds local history in high regard. She spends her time supporting local heritage, in addition to, planning and coordinating monthly events emphasizing the Civil War.

Title: Co-Founder, Publisher
Company: Lost Generation Journal
Location: Salem, MO United States 


  • Clerk, Mount Olive Baptist Church
  • President and National TOTA Delegate, Trail of Tears Association, Missouri Chapter
  • Missouri Folk Art Scholar
  • President, Dent County Historical Society
  • President of Mount Olive Cemetery
  • Prior Salem High School Alumni Association
  • Vice President, ABC Memorial Foundation Board


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2015)
  • Recipient, Salem Area Community Betterment Award Historical Preservation Award (2014)
  • Professional of the Year, Empire Who’s Who (2005)
  • VIP of the Year, Empire Who’s Who (2005, 2004)
  • Recipient, Governors’ Humanities Award for Excellence in Community Heritage (2001)
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Missouri State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism, The University of Tulsa
  • Master of Arts in Public Visual Communications, Southern Illinois University

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