Louisiana Bicentennial


The town of Louisiana, Missouri, established along the Mississippi River in 1818, celebrated its two hundredth anniversary in 2018 with events throughout the year that highlighted the community’s history and culture. The main celebration took place Friday, June 29, through Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Other events included the annual Colorfest in September and a house-church tour in December. Additional activities included 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 were supervised by the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission created by the Louisiana, Missouri, City Council.