Hass-Darr Hall (Missouri State University West Plains)
128 Garfield Avenue
West Plains, MO 65775
The My Missouri 2021 exhibition features 200 photographs showcasing the geographic and cultural landscape of Missouri. The exhibition, oriented around the four seasons, provides an opportunity to reflect upon the state’s rich diversity and the many things its people share.
The Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival in West Plains celebrates old-time music and the distinctive culture of the Ozark Highlands. Different from its rural counterparts, bluegrass and country, old-time music has its own distinctive sound that makes an important contribution to the complex palette of what we call indigenous American music. Demonstrating the spectrum of art forms from dance fiddling, local jig steps, and gospel singing, to the songs, narratives and ballads that tell the story of a place, to the occupational traditions of blacksmithing, log skidding, spinning and basket making, artists show how these arts are embedded in the experience of our daily lives and how they fit the functional and symbolic needs of our community. This will be our 26th celebration in Missouri’s Bicentennial year on June 5, 2021