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  • Stories in Stone
    All day
    April 11, 2021-April 12, 2021

    Join us April 10-11, 2021, at the graveside of some of Chillicothe’s most prominent historical figures. Lisa Rule, Drama teacher at the Chillicothe High School, is bringing back the City Stage actors’ troupe to tell the stories of important local figures. This walking tour of Edgewood Cemetery will feature costumed actors who will narrate about a dozen stories from people who died before 1945. This program promotes a deeper understanding of Chillicothe’s past. It is open to the public and steep hills are avoided; most areas are near the paved cemetery road.

  • Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration – Columbia
    All day
    April 11, 2021-May 17, 2021

    Join us April 9 – May 15, 2021, at The Center for Missouri Studies (SHSMO) in Columbia for Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has been, and remains, a significiant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. The exhibition is scheduled for March – November 2021 and will be spending time in each sponsoring site.

  • Evening Quilters Bicentennial Table Runner – Troy Chamber of Commerce
    All day
    April 11, 2021-May 10, 2021

    Created by the Evening Quilters quilting group in Lincoln County, the eight potholder design quilt blocks are combined to create a 24″ x 74″ table runner depicting the different quilters thoughts of their Lincoln County Missouri home. Each block relates a specific place or happening in Lincoln County Missouri.  A laminated description of each block accompanies the quilt.

    The table runner is currently scheduled to be on display at the Troy Chamber of Commerce during the month of April. If you are interested in displaying the table runner, please contact Mary Anne Kemper via email at charleskj@centurytel.net.

  • Show Me Lee’s Summit: A Celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial
    All day
    April 11, 2021-June 10, 2021

    April through May of 2021, join us in the lobby of the Lee’s Summit City Hall for Show Me Lee’s Summit: A Celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial! The exhibit is sponsored by the Lee’s Summit History Museum and will highlight the area that has become Lee’s Summit since 1821 through maps, photos, and artifacts.

  • Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art
    All day
    April 11, 2021-March 13, 2022

    Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is part of an ongoing mail art project by Post Art Library in Joplin, Mo. The 2021 theme – “Show Me” – is inspired by the Missouri Bicentennial, thus Missourians in particular are encouraged to participate. Mail art is a highly accessible form of art that anyone can participate in. Our goal is to receive mail art from 200 Missourians, as well people from across the world. Many pieces received will be a part of the mail art exhibit, which will be inside Joplin Public Library from March 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022, and all pieces will become a part of our mail art collection. The 2021 exhibit and call for mail art is in partnership with Connect2Culture and Joplin Public Library.

  • UCM Over There: Missouri and the Great War Exhibit
    All day
    April 11, 2021-June 17, 2021

    Over There: Missouri and the Great War Exhibit brings together resources from archives, museums, and collections across the state to allow Missourians from many communities to learn about the state’s role in WWI in ways that they might not otherwise be able to do without traveling to another city. The exhibit broadens interest in history, helps residents connect to local history and Missouri heritage, and promotes tourism in a variety of Missouri communities.  Created by the Greene County Public Library, Springfield, Missouri. The exhibit, sponsored and supported by the History program at UCM, the Kirkpatrick library, and the UCM Military and Veterans Services program, will be on display in the Kirkpatrick Library on the campus of the University of Central Missouri during the normal operating hours of the library from March 1, 2021 to May 7, 2021. It will be accessible to the campus community and to the general public.

  • Past, Present, and Future Missouri
    All day
    April 11, 2021-August 8, 2021

    Calling on all creative 9th through 12 grade students of Missouri! The University of Missouri – Columbia Information Technology, Digital Storytelling and Film Studies programs invite all high school students to take part in technical and creative competitions that celebrate Missouri’s Past, Present and Future. The competition runs now through May. Submission deadline is May 31, 2021. Contest Eligibility: any students in grades 9-12 who live in Missouri.

    Can you draw or tell stories with photography? Then, consider signing up for the image and text storytelling competition about Missouri’s past. Are you interested in motion media or storytelling with audio? If so, you can create a video, animation or podcast about present day Missouri. Do you have ideas about how automation will affect the Missouri way of life? Explore your ideas by creating a use case for the future section of the competition.

    Learn more about the competition here.  There is a $100 first place prize for each of the three sections, so sign up now!

  • UCM Sesquicentennial
    All day
    April 11, 2021-March 10, 2022

    The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

  • What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit
    All day
    April 11, 2021-April 9, 2022

    “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

  • Missouri Trailblazers
    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    April 11, 2021

    The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

  • More events
    • Stories in Stone
      All day
      April 11, 2021-April 12, 2021

      Join us April 10-11, 2021, at the graveside of some of Chillicothe’s most prominent historical figures. Lisa Rule, Drama teacher at the Chillicothe High School, is bringing back the City Stage actors’ troupe to tell the stories of important local figures. This walking tour of Edgewood Cemetery will feature costumed actors who will narrate about a dozen stories from people who died before 1945. This program promotes a deeper understanding of Chillicothe’s past. It is open to the public and steep hills are avoided; most areas are near the paved cemetery road.

    • Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration - Columbia
      All day
      April 11, 2021-May 17, 2021

      Join us April 9 – May 15, 2021, at The Center for Missouri Studies (SHSMO) in Columbia for Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has been, and remains, a significiant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. The exhibition is scheduled for March – November 2021 and will be spending time in each sponsoring site.

    • Evening Quilters Bicentennial Table Runner - Troy Chamber of Commerce
      All day
      April 11, 2021-May 10, 2021

      Created by the Evening Quilters quilting group in Lincoln County, the eight potholder design quilt blocks are combined to create a 24″ x 74″ table runner depicting the different quilters thoughts of their Lincoln County Missouri home. Each block relates a specific place or happening in Lincoln County Missouri.  A laminated description of each block accompanies the quilt.

      The table runner is currently scheduled to be on display at the Troy Chamber of Commerce during the month of April. If you are interested in displaying the table runner, please contact Mary Anne Kemper via email at charleskj@centurytel.net.

    • Show Me Lee's Summit: A Celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial
      All day
      April 11, 2021-June 10, 2021

      April through May of 2021, join us in the lobby of the Lee’s Summit City Hall for Show Me Lee’s Summit: A Celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial! The exhibit is sponsored by the Lee’s Summit History Museum and will highlight the area that has become Lee’s Summit since 1821 through maps, photos, and artifacts.

    • Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art
      All day
      April 11, 2021-March 13, 2022

      Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is part of an ongoing mail art project by Post Art Library in Joplin, Mo. The 2021 theme – “Show Me” – is inspired by the Missouri Bicentennial, thus Missourians in particular are encouraged to participate. Mail art is a highly accessible form of art that anyone can participate in. Our goal is to receive mail art from 200 Missourians, as well people from across the world. Many pieces received will be a part of the mail art exhibit, which will be inside Joplin Public Library from March 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022, and all pieces will become a part of our mail art collection. The 2021 exhibit and call for mail art is in partnership with Connect2Culture and Joplin Public Library.

    • UCM Over There: Missouri and the Great War Exhibit
      All day
      April 11, 2021-June 17, 2021

      Over There: Missouri and the Great War Exhibit brings together resources from archives, museums, and collections across the state to allow Missourians from many communities to learn about the state’s role in WWI in ways that they might not otherwise be able to do without traveling to another city. The exhibit broadens interest in history, helps residents connect to local history and Missouri heritage, and promotes tourism in a variety of Missouri communities.  Created by the Greene County Public Library, Springfield, Missouri. The exhibit, sponsored and supported by the History program at UCM, the Kirkpatrick library, and the UCM Military and Veterans Services program, will be on display in the Kirkpatrick Library on the campus of the University of Central Missouri during the normal operating hours of the library from March 1, 2021 to May 7, 2021. It will be accessible to the campus community and to the general public.

    • Past, Present, and Future Missouri
      All day
      April 11, 2021-August 8, 2021

      Calling on all creative 9th through 12 grade students of Missouri! The University of Missouri – Columbia Information Technology, Digital Storytelling and Film Studies programs invite all high school students to take part in technical and creative competitions that celebrate Missouri’s Past, Present and Future. The competition runs now through May. Submission deadline is May 31, 2021. Contest Eligibility: any students in grades 9-12 who live in Missouri.

      Can you draw or tell stories with photography? Then, consider signing up for the image and text storytelling competition about Missouri’s past. Are you interested in motion media or storytelling with audio? If so, you can create a video, animation or podcast about present day Missouri. Do you have ideas about how automation will affect the Missouri way of life? Explore your ideas by creating a use case for the future section of the competition.

      Learn more about the competition here.  There is a $100 first place prize for each of the three sections, so sign up now!

    • UCM Sesquicentennial
      All day
      April 11, 2021-March 10, 2022

      The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

    • What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit
      All day
      April 11, 2021-April 9, 2022

      “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

    • Missouri Trailblazers
      8:00 AM-5:00 PM
      April 11, 2021

      The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

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  • Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration – Columbia
    All day
    April 15, 2021-May 21, 2021

    Join us April 9 – May 15, 2021, at The Center for Missouri Studies (SHSMO) in Columbia for Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has been, and remains, a significiant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. The exhibition is scheduled for March – November 2021 and will be spending time in each sponsoring site.

  • Evening Quilters Bicentennial Table Runner – Troy Chamber of Commerce
    All day
    April 15, 2021-May 14, 2021

    Created by the Evening Quilters quilting group in Lincoln County, the eight potholder design quilt blocks are combined to create a 24″ x 74″ table runner depicting the different quilters thoughts of their Lincoln County Missouri home. Each block relates a specific place or happening in Lincoln County Missouri.  A laminated description of each block accompanies the quilt.

    The table runner is currently scheduled to be on display at the Troy Chamber of Commerce during the month of April. If you are interested in displaying the table runner, please contact Mary Anne Kemper via email at charleskj@centurytel.net.

  • Show Me Lee’s Summit: A Celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial
    All day
    April 15, 2021-June 14, 2021

    April through May of 2021, join us in the lobby of the Lee’s Summit City Hall for Show Me Lee’s Summit: A Celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial! The exhibit is sponsored by the Lee’s Summit History Museum and will highlight the area that has become Lee’s Summit since 1821 through maps, photos, and artifacts.

  • Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art
    All day
    April 15, 2021-March 17, 2022

    Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is part of an ongoing mail art project by Post Art Library in Joplin, Mo. The 2021 theme – “Show Me” – is inspired by the Missouri Bicentennial, thus Missourians in particular are encouraged to participate. Mail art is a highly accessible form of art that anyone can participate in. Our goal is to receive mail art from 200 Missourians, as well people from across the world. Many pieces received will be a part of the mail art exhibit, which will be inside Joplin Public Library from March 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022, and all pieces will become a part of our mail art collection. The 2021 exhibit and call for mail art is in partnership with Connect2Culture and Joplin Public Library.

  • UCM Over There: Missouri and the Great War Exhibit
    All day
    April 15, 2021-June 21, 2021

    Over There: Missouri and the Great War Exhibit brings together resources from archives, museums, and collections across the state to allow Missourians from many communities to learn about the state’s role in WWI in ways that they might not otherwise be able to do without traveling to another city. The exhibit broadens interest in history, helps residents connect to local history and Missouri heritage, and promotes tourism in a variety of Missouri communities.  Created by the Greene County Public Library, Springfield, Missouri. The exhibit, sponsored and supported by the History program at UCM, the Kirkpatrick library, and the UCM Military and Veterans Services program, will be on display in the Kirkpatrick Library on the campus of the University of Central Missouri during the normal operating hours of the library from March 1, 2021 to May 7, 2021. It will be accessible to the campus community and to the general public.

  • Past, Present, and Future Missouri
    All day
    April 15, 2021-August 12, 2021

    Calling on all creative 9th through 12 grade students of Missouri! The University of Missouri – Columbia Information Technology, Digital Storytelling and Film Studies programs invite all high school students to take part in technical and creative competitions that celebrate Missouri’s Past, Present and Future. The competition runs now through May. Submission deadline is May 31, 2021. Contest Eligibility: any students in grades 9-12 who live in Missouri.

    Can you draw or tell stories with photography? Then, consider signing up for the image and text storytelling competition about Missouri’s past. Are you interested in motion media or storytelling with audio? If so, you can create a video, animation or podcast about present day Missouri. Do you have ideas about how automation will affect the Missouri way of life? Explore your ideas by creating a use case for the future section of the competition.

    Learn more about the competition here.  There is a $100 first place prize for each of the three sections, so sign up now!

  • UCM Sesquicentennial
    All day
    April 15, 2021-March 14, 2022

    The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

  • What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit
    All day
    April 15, 2021-April 13, 2022

    “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

  • Missouri Trailblazers
    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    April 15, 2021

    The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

  • Downtown Joplin Third Thursday
    5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    April 15, 2021

    Third Thursday is Joplin’s premiere community cultural event. From March through October, thousands of people gather on Main Street, and throughout downtown, gather on the Third Thursday of the month from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to enjoy local artisans, music, entertainment, and food. Third Thursday began as an indoor art walk in 2007 and has grown and evolved into the monthly street festival which draws 5000-8000 visitors each month to Main Street. This event celebrates all that makes Joplin including artists, musicians, food, businesses, organizations and our historic core. Each month has a different theme and we anticipate partnering with area organizations that have bicentennial themed activities during 2021. The event is free and open to the public and is sponosored by the Downtown Joplin Alliance.

  • More events
    • Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration - Columbia
      All day
      April 15, 2021-May 21, 2021

      Join us April 9 – May 15, 2021, at The Center for Missouri Studies (SHSMO) in Columbia for Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, it is important to recognize that Missouri has been, and remains, a significiant site for visual artistic production. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. The exhibition is scheduled for March – November 2021 and will be spending time in each sponsoring site.

    • Evening Quilters Bicentennial Table Runner - Troy Chamber of Commerce
      All day
      April 15, 2021-May 14, 2021

      Created by the Evening Quilters quilting group in Lincoln County, the eight potholder design quilt blocks are combined to create a 24″ x 74″ table runner depicting the different quilters thoughts of their Lincoln County Missouri home. Each block relates a specific place or happening in Lincoln County Missouri.  A laminated description of each block accompanies the quilt.

      The table runner is currently scheduled to be on display at the Troy Chamber of Commerce during the month of April. If you are interested in displaying the table runner, please contact Mary Anne Kemper via email at charleskj@centurytel.net.

    • Show Me Lee's Summit: A Celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial
      All day
      April 15, 2021-June 14, 2021

      April through May of 2021, join us in the lobby of the Lee’s Summit City Hall for Show Me Lee’s Summit: A Celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial! The exhibit is sponsored by the Lee’s Summit History Museum and will highlight the area that has become Lee’s Summit since 1821 through maps, photos, and artifacts.

    • Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art
      All day
      April 15, 2021-March 17, 2022

      Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is part of an ongoing mail art project by Post Art Library in Joplin, Mo. The 2021 theme – “Show Me” – is inspired by the Missouri Bicentennial, thus Missourians in particular are encouraged to participate. Mail art is a highly accessible form of art that anyone can participate in. Our goal is to receive mail art from 200 Missourians, as well people from across the world. Many pieces received will be a part of the mail art exhibit, which will be inside Joplin Public Library from March 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022, and all pieces will become a part of our mail art collection. The 2021 exhibit and call for mail art is in partnership with Connect2Culture and Joplin Public Library.

    • UCM Over There: Missouri and the Great War Exhibit
      All day
      April 15, 2021-June 21, 2021

      Over There: Missouri and the Great War Exhibit brings together resources from archives, museums, and collections across the state to allow Missourians from many communities to learn about the state’s role in WWI in ways that they might not otherwise be able to do without traveling to another city. The exhibit broadens interest in history, helps residents connect to local history and Missouri heritage, and promotes tourism in a variety of Missouri communities.  Created by the Greene County Public Library, Springfield, Missouri. The exhibit, sponsored and supported by the History program at UCM, the Kirkpatrick library, and the UCM Military and Veterans Services program, will be on display in the Kirkpatrick Library on the campus of the University of Central Missouri during the normal operating hours of the library from March 1, 2021 to May 7, 2021. It will be accessible to the campus community and to the general public.

    • Past, Present, and Future Missouri
      All day
      April 15, 2021-August 12, 2021

      Calling on all creative 9th through 12 grade students of Missouri! The University of Missouri – Columbia Information Technology, Digital Storytelling and Film Studies programs invite all high school students to take part in technical and creative competitions that celebrate Missouri’s Past, Present and Future. The competition runs now through May. Submission deadline is May 31, 2021. Contest Eligibility: any students in grades 9-12 who live in Missouri.

      Can you draw or tell stories with photography? Then, consider signing up for the image and text storytelling competition about Missouri’s past. Are you interested in motion media or storytelling with audio? If so, you can create a video, animation or podcast about present day Missouri. Do you have ideas about how automation will affect the Missouri way of life? Explore your ideas by creating a use case for the future section of the competition.

      Learn more about the competition here.  There is a $100 first place prize for each of the three sections, so sign up now!

    • UCM Sesquicentennial
      All day
      April 15, 2021-March 14, 2022

      The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

    • What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit
      All day
      April 15, 2021-April 13, 2022

      “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

    • Missouri Trailblazers
      8:00 AM-5:00 PM
      April 15, 2021

      The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

    • Downtown Joplin Third Thursday
      5:30 PM-8:30 PM
      April 15, 2021

      Third Thursday is Joplin’s premiere community cultural event. From March through October, thousands of people gather on Main Street, and throughout downtown, gather on the Third Thursday of the month from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to enjoy local artisans, music, entertainment, and food. Third Thursday began as an indoor art walk in 2007 and has grown and evolved into the monthly street festival which draws 5000-8000 visitors each month to Main Street. This event celebrates all that makes Joplin including artists, musicians, food, businesses, organizations and our historic core. Each month has a different theme and we anticipate partnering with area organizations that have bicentennial themed activities during 2021. The event is free and open to the public and is sponosored by the Downtown Joplin Alliance.

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