Joplin Public Library
1901 E. 20th Street
Joplin, MO 64804
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.
Charles McPherson: The Journey Home is the celebratory homecoming of acclaimed jazz musician Charles McPherson, who is from Joplin, Missouri and will be held July 23-25, 2021. Events include a free public performance featuring McPherson and his band; the establishment of a scholarship in McPherson’s name; and a public art piece featuring McPherson and other Black Americans influential in the performing and literary arts. The Minnie Hackney Community Service Center of Joplin is collaborating with several community stakeholders to organize this week-long celebration, including: Connect2Culture, George Washington Carver National Monument, Joplin Emancipation Park Days, Missouri Southern State University, Post Art Library, Pro Musica, Spiva Center for the Arts, and Visit Joplin.