The Endorsement Program creates a media partnership with local organizations wanting to develop and host their own Bicentennial activities or to brand existing community offerings for the Bicentennial year. Endorsed programs and events receive an acknowledgement from the State Historical Society of Missouri and permission to use Missouri 2021 logos according to established guidelines.
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The town of Louisiana, Missouri, established along the Mississippi River in 1818, is celebrating its two hundredth anniversary in 2018 with events throughout the year that highlight the community’s history and culture. The main celebration will take place Friday, June 29, through Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Other events include the annual Colorfest in September and a house-church tour in December. Additional activities include publication of a book about the community; re-enactment of Civil War skirmishes; displays of Missouri arts and crafts; unveiling of a bust of John Henderson, author of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution; and lectures by historians about the history of Louisiana and early Missouri.
Events are supervised by the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission created by the Louisiana, Missouri, City Council.
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Arts & Culture, Family Event, Festival, History, Lecture, Military, Music, Performance
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Bringing Kansas City Visual History to Life and Getting Online: The Wilborn Digitization Project
In 2017, the Jackson County Historical Society acquired a massive photographic collection that includes over 500,000 negatives from the Kansas City region and the Midwest.
The photographs – known as the Wilborn Collection – include one of a kind images of people, buildings, events, organizations and neighborhoods taken by professional photographers.
The collection dates back to 1921 and includes images through 2007. Special subsets include 360 degree panoramic photographs and photograph images or negatives that reflect changes in photographic medium and different dimensions.
The collection comprises images from previous entities including Tyner Murphy, the Anderson Studio collections, Clarence Wilborn and several decades of professional work product by the collector, Chris Wilborn.
The bicentennial project will scan, index and get the most important or historically significant images online by 2021.
A video about the collection is available at https://vimeo.com/250859507
Arts & Culture, Education, History, Program
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