Tag Archives: History

Missouri Museum Madness: Military

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March is a great time to embrace your inner geek and hit the museum circuit. History and our nation’s military are passions of mine; I come by it naturally with parents who were World War II veterans. I’m so lucky to live in Missouri, where I can indulge my curiosity and fascination in every corner of the state. One of …

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Appreciate the Past at One of St. Joseph’s Museums

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There are many iconic, American stories, but few have attracted world-wide fascination like the Pony Express and the outlaw Jesse James.   And while guests to our area typically come specifically to see the two museums dedicated to those stories, most are surprised by all of the other opportunities here in St. Joseph! I had a friend from the East Coast …

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The Churches of Ralls County

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Missouri has an abundance of rural churches from many faiths and eras.  Each one tells a story through its architecture, history and its place in the community.  Many are made from locally provided materials; all are unique. Ralls County, in northeast Missouri, is home to numerous rural churches that served as focal points for their communities. Some of their congregations …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Arrow Rock State Historic Site

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Just a 15-minute drive off busy Interstate 70 in …

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Best of Show: Boonville

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Missouri and its many attractions and destinations are often celebrated by publications across the nation. This month, our ‘Best of Show’ series features just a handful of these accolades from the past year. If you haven’t already, you’ll definitely want to add these destinations to your travel calendar in 2016. You may be surprised, but never disappointed, by the many …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Deutschheim State Historic Site

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! In the spring of 1838, steamboats carried German immigrants …

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Show-Me Scary: Central Missouri

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Civil War, angry prisoners, make-shift hospitals and public hangings apparently make for a plethora of restless spirits in Central Missouri. Here is a list of spooky locations in the central region of Missouri so you can scare yourself silly. It isn’t difficult to find a historical setting in this region, which has a past filled with creepy tales and wild …

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National Churchill Museum’s Launch of Art Exhibitions

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This fall is an exciting time for the National Churchill Museum as we launch two exhibitions showcasing the diverse artistic talents of the Churchill family. Starting in October, we’re pleased to announce an exhibition of the artwork of three members of the Churchill family; Churchill Family Artists.  Winston Churchill (1874–1965) is one of the most renowned statesmen of the 20th …

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Ha Ha Tonka: A Historical Place to Play

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What could be more exciting for outdoor adventure-lovers than hiking through old castle ruins with beautiful Ozark lakes and forest covered hills as your backdrop? Grab your walking shoes and a camera and head to Ha Ha Tonka State Park in the Lake of the Ozarks. Through 15 miles of trails (and boardwalks) you can see what’s left of a …

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Take a Walk Through Historic Boonville

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Just off of 1-70, 20 minutes west of Columbia, the town of Boonville is nestled beside the Missouri River. Boonville’s history runs as deep as the river, with hundreds of National Historic sites within the city limits. The Boonville Walking Tour takes you on a journey back in time to the 1800s, where moving West was the dream of many …

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