Missouri Bicentennial Events In the Area

There are several programs in the area as part of the Celebration of Missouri’s Bicentennial.

The Livingston County Library will host a presentation by Darin Chappell on the Civil War Battle of Wilson’s Creek. This battle marked the beginning of the war in Missouri and gave control of the southwestern part of the state to the Confederates. The impacts from this battle linger to this day, evidenced by political and cultural differences north and south of the I-70 line.  This battle occurred exactly 160 years ago, on August 10th, 1861.  This will be an in-person program on August 10th at Noon in the second-floor courtroom at the Library. There is no registration for this event, and it is free to attend.

The Grand River Historical Society Museum will have a Musical program entitled “A Retrospective – 200 years of Missouri Music”.  This event will be held in the newly opened Bethel Black History Museum.  It will feature performances by Linda Steward (Dodd), Marylou Vandevender, Jamie Paul, and Danny Batson.  The event includes several styles and types of music from throughout the period.  The event will be held on Tuesday, August 10th, between 1:00 and 4:30.  There is no charge for the program but a free-will donation would be appreciated.  Call the Museum at 660-646-1341 for additional information.

A local celebration of Missouri’s Bicentneial will be Tuesday, August 10th at the Sliced Bread Innovation Center.  The Ice Cream Social will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  The ice cream social will include ice cream, treats, drinks, and live entertainment provided by Three Men and a Melody, a barbershop quartet out of Kansas City.  They will also have games, activities, and educational opportunities.

Crowder State Park In Trenton invites the public to an ice cream social Tuesday, August 10th at 2:00 pm. This is one of many events Missouri State Parks is hosting to commemorate the state’s bicentennial.  To see a complete list of bicentennial-related events and learn more about the commemoration, visit mostateparks.com/bicentennial.

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