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"The Life and Legacy of George Shepard Park"

Now thru May 31, 2014 ...

"The Life and Legacy of George Shepard Park -
Father of Parkville and Co-Founder of Park University"

George Shepard ParkWhen:  April 1 thru May 31, 2014

Where:  McAfee Memorial Library, Park University, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO

Hours:  The exhibit will be open during the Library's regular hours through Friday, May 9:  8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 4 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Beginning Monday, May 12, the exhibit will be open during the Library’s summer hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The Library will be closed on Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 11, for the University’s commencement weekend, as well as Monday, May 26, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Admission:  Free

In honor of the 175th anniversary of Platte County, MO, this exhibit highlights Mr. Parks’ life, including the destruction of his printing press, thrown in the Missouri River by a pro-slavery mob on April 14, 1855.  Original documents, newspapers, photographs, artifacts, and furniture from the Fishburn Archives will be on display.

For more information, visit the Park University webpage.

"Outstanding Women of Missouri"

Now thru May 31, 2014 ...

"Outstanding Women of Missouri"

Missouri Women's CouncilWhen:  Now thru May 31, 2014

Where:  Fort Osage Education Center, 107 Osage Street, Sibley, MO

Cost:  Exhibit is free but tours to the Fort are $7 for Adults, $4 for ages 5-13, $3 for ages 62 and older, and free for children 4 and under

Hours:  9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday thru Sunday

Fort Osage National Historic LandmarkThe exhibit features such women as Susan Blow, an educator who recognized the importance of early childhood education and opened the first successful public kindergarten in America here in Missouri. Learn of the tenacity of Marie Watkins Oliver, the Missouri woman who designed the Missouri State flag, twice. From authors to astronauts, first lady, or lady Buffalo Soldier, Missouri has been home to some amazing women.

"The Kansas City Canvas: Thomas Hart Benton and Beyond"

Now thru June 8, 2014 ...

"The Kansas City Canvas: Thomas Hart Benton and Beyond"

Thomas Hart Benton AnniversaryWhen:  February 22-June 8, 2014

Where:  East Gallery, 2nd Floor, Corinthian Hall

Cost:  Free

The exhibit is available by tours only, on the hour, starting at 10 a.m. The last tour will start at 3 p.m.

Kansas City Canvas: Thomas Hart Benton and Beyond explores the artisan world of Thomas Hart Benton and Kansas City artists through the collection of the Kansas City Museum. As part of the 125th anniversary of Thomas Hart Benton’s birth, the Museum will be showcasing the historical life and work of this amazing artist. The Museum will be displaying such lithograph prints as Forward Pass, Benton Home and more from our collection. The Museum, through the lens of history, will also be exploring works of art from several other KC artists including works from George Caleb Bingham, James Fitzgibbon, Daniel MacMorris and the WPA art of H.L. Pierre. Each piece will be accompanied by an essay from museum staff, area historians and artists offering insights about the history, culture and art of their chosen piece.

Missouri Civil War Museum opens at Jefferson Barracks

The Missouri Civil War Museum at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri celebrates its grand opening on June 29, 2013.  To read more about the project, read all about it in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  The museum's website is:  www.mcwm.org.

Battle Reenactment - Battle of Blue Mills Landing - 150th Commemoration

The Jacksons at the Battle of Liberty / Blue Mills Landing reenactment"This reenactment was presented in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Blue Mills Landing (aka The Battle of Liberty). The original battle occurred approximately 4 miles south of Liberty, Missouri on September 17, 1861. The reenactment was presented Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Shoal Creek Park in Kansas City, Missouri."

-Tony Meyers

To watch a great video presentation of this event, click here.  You can also view videos of the David Rice Atchison and Alexander Doniphan speeches which were also reenacted on the Liberty courthouse steps.

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