Louisiana Bicentennial

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.