The January 1863 Battle of Hartville marked a significant moment in Missouri’s Civil War history. A re-enactment of the Battle of Hartville will be held September 11-13, 2020, in Hartville. The event will include educational demonstrations, cannon night fire, tea, and a formal ball. The event is sponsored by the Hartville Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Missouri Civil War Passport Program, launched by Fry’s Lyon Foundation in 2019, provides an opportunity for learning about Missouri’s role in the Civil War through visits to significant Civil War-related sites, including eight state parks and several museums. A certificate of completion, signed by Lieutenant Governor Kehoe, is awarded to those who visit all 40 sites and obtain a visit stamp from each. The bicentennial program is active now through December 31, 2022. Pocket-size passport books with maps and information about each site are $12, and a larger book is available for $14. Books may be purchased at some of the visit sites (check the website for book availability at the separate sites), or from Amazon.com for the same price, but shipping will be added.