Join us August 13 – 14, 2021 for our Bicentennial Weekend Bash! Our Tunes at Twilight and Cape Riverfront Market will frontline this Bicentennial Celebration, with local businesses tacking on specials, discounts, and promotions. A series of games and activities are also on tap! More information will be presented as it becomes available. Stay tuned!
Join us at the AC Brase Arena on Sunday, July 4, 2021 (starting at noon), for the Bicentennial Mural Reveal Celebration. The panels, which have been painted by individuals from around the state, is 12 feet by 30 feet and includes 18 state symbols, the state capitol, and the St. Louis Arch. Local government dignitaries will be present to help us celebrate the completion of the mural with music, historic information, food trucks. Come watch us make Missouri History with the Bicentennial Mural Reveal!
Join us October 1-2, 2021, in Jackson, Missouri, for the largest German festival between St. Louis and Memphis with food, drink and entertainment. Jackson was established in 1814 with a large number of German settlers and Oktoberfest celebrates that heritage. Many of today’s residents can trace their families back to Missouri’s early days. The public is invited to help celebrate as the city closes several blocks to traffic as Oktoberfest activities take over the streets. Oktoberfest is funded and operated by the Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization.
The Missouri History Lesson Plan Project, an initiative of the Social Studies Education Program and Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University, develops curricular materials to teach the history and geography of southeast Missouri through local and regional primary sources. The project is open to any students, teachers, professors, archivists, and the general public who may wish to contribute. Completed lesson plans, primary resources, and PowerPoint links are available online for anyone to access.