Join us at 2pm on October 9, 2021, for the Main Street Moberly Oakland Cemetery Walking Tour. This tour will discuss generations of burial traditions as well as focus on the history of notable figures buried here. Oakland Cemetery has a significant tie to the Civil War which will be discussed during the tour.
Join us September 25-26, 2021 for the Bicentennial Reenactment of the First Missouri Train Robbery. The Allen Train Robbery replays an actual event in Allen, MO (now, a part of Moberly) where in August of 1861 coin and currency being transferred from a Fayette, MO bank to St. Louis, MO bank for safekeeping. While being unloaded from a buckboard at Allen on to a train of the North Missouri Railroad, Confederate Partisans “re-took” the coin and currency without a shot being fired, and, according to many stories from that era all coin and currency was returned to the Fayette bank.
During minitrain rides, junior high youth will be portraying the Confederate Partisans who will stop the train in the prairie that was Allen, MO. After searching the train and finding the “gold,” passengers will be treated to a gold-foil covered chocolate coin when they return to Lions Station to deboard. Care will be taken to explain the event prior to leaving Lions Station. Our youth actors will be given training so as not to frighten even the smallest of children.
Join the Randolph County Old Settlers Association for their annual meeting and lunch on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at high noon. While, the event is open to the public, there is a nominal fee for those who are not “old settlers” — those who have resided in Randolph County for at least 60 years. The event began in 1887 in Jacksonville, Mo. The program includes music, a lecture on local history, and annual awards for things ranging from oldest settler to youngest setter and more!
Little Dixie Regional Library (Moberly Branch)
111 N 4th Street
Moberly, MO 65270
Since the pioneer days of the American Midwest, quilts have been a cornerstone of Missouri culture, fashion, and tradition. In honor of our great state’s two hundred year anniversary, The State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri Star Quilt Company, in partnership with the Missouri State Quilters Guild, teamed up to create the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt! With one quilt block to represent every Missouri county and the independent City of St. Louis, the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt showcases the unique characteristics of Missouri culture and style.