Tag Archives: History

Best of Show: Boonville

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

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

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

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

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

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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‘Tis the Season for a Weston Candlelight Home Tour

For those who love history, creativity and the joy of Christmas, there is a quaint 175 year-old town set amongst the beautiful countryside north of Kansas City, where the Holiday Season is brought to life! For 32 years, the small town of Weston, Missouri, with its historical preservation and distinction, has offered up five of its unique homes for the …

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History Lessons at Lincoln University

On a few previous occasions, I’ve written about my love and fascination with history. Well, here’s another story. Recently, I got the chance to visit the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond, Va. This museum examines the war from the multiple perspectives of the Union, Confederate and African-Americans who lived through it. You may be wondering why …

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Enjoy Fall Fun in Sikeston

Are you looking for a convenient location that promises a week-end of fun-filled activities? Look no farther than Sikeston. Located half-way between St. Louis and Memphis, you find us at the junction of I-55, I-57 and U.S. 60. We invite you to celebrate our cotton heritage and fall fun in Sikeston with the 5th Annual Cotton Ramble Bike Ride and …

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Tiny Arrow Rock is Big on Charm

Great theatre productions and fabulous food are hallmarks of a trip to historic Arrow Rock, a small town in northwest Missouri. I recently was part of a group outing to Arrow Rock; our focus was catching a production at Lyceum Theatre, but I was blown away by the town and its charm. The first item on our agenda was a …

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