Join us at 4pm, August 28, 2021 for A Modern-Day Encounter with the Santa Fe Trail at the South Howard County Historical Society. The Santa Fe Trail Bicentennial is on September 1, 2021 when William Becknell first started his initial trek down the trail, opening up the Boonslick region to valuable trade contacts and increasing Missouri’s economic and social standing. For the Modern-Day Encounter program, Les Vilda, who traversed the Santa Fe Trail in the 1980s, will give a narrative slide presentation about his experiences on the trail.
Glasgow Main Street Association brings to you an opportunity to take a beautiful Scenic Driving Tour of Historic Glasgow Missouri, located on the sharpest bend of the entire Missouri River in Howard County! Glasgow was established in 1836 and has many historical markers and sites throughout the city. Glasgow is also home to the famed African American baseball legend John Donaldson. Plan a day discovering the history of Glasgow and enjoying the many amenities this quaint river town has to offer. You can also discover extended features and points of interest on the Extended Scenic Driving Tour available online at https://www.glasgowmo-msa.org/historictour.
Join us July 31, 2021, for the Peacemakers Quilt Show. Linn Memorial United Methodist Church provides a spectacular backdrop for the annual Peacemakers Quilt Show which will feature The Missouri State Bicentennial Quilt. The block representing Howard County was pieced by Peacemaker Jo Rohr. The show will also include a display of 40 to 50 Quilts of Valor. The show begins at 10 am and ends at 4 pm. We dropped the admission fee for this year’s show as we wanted as many people as possible to see the Bicentennial Quilt. There will be a free will offering to support the Fayette Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry and our Quilts of Valor project.