Join us for at the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence for a bicentennial revue with a “Show Me” round up of puppets, peoples and tunes as the Puppetry Arts Institute presents its Missouri Birthday Bash! Performance dates are as follows:
- Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11am and 1:30pm
- Friday, August 13, 2021 at 7pm
- Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 11am and 1:30pm
You can also view the presentation on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ5deKS9rLc.
This project is sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council and the National Endowment for Humanities, Jo Ann Dale, the Green Family Trust, Maynard Blackwood and the City of Independence.
From gently rolling prairies to raging rivers, Missouri is home to a range of wildlife and landscapes that is unlike any other state. The juried fine artists of Summit Art have put together an array of original works that capture the natural beauty of our state. Pieces showcase a range of mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic, drawing, mixed media, photography, glass, pottery, jewelry, and digital art. The exhibit will be open to the public from September 13 – November 5, 2021 at Lee’s Summit City Hall.
The photographers of Summit Art celebrate our state’s bicentennial through vivid and captivating images that showcase the best of Missouri’s intriguing people and beautiful places. A perfect way to celebrate the founding of the “Show Me” state. The exhibit will be open to the public at the Lee’s Summit City Hall from July 19 – September 10, 2021.
In recognition of twenty years of public art programming in the City of Blue Springs and to celebrate the Missouri Bicentennial, the City of Blue Springs has partnered with three organizations to create a large mosaic artwork featuring two state symbols, the Missouri Bluebird on a Dogwood Tree branch. The design for the mosaic artwork was created by Lawrence Randall, retired Blue Springs art teacher and member of the Blue Springs Public Art Commission. Members of the Blue Springs Public Art Commission, Blue Springs Art League, and Blue Springs Daughters of the American Revolution will assist in creating the art piece. Upon completion, the mosaic will be hung for public viewing in Vesper Hall Senior Center with a dedication to celebrate 20 years of public art in Blue Springs, Missouri Bicentennial and our state’s history.
Missouri: People, Places, and Culture is a photography exhibit, presented in partnership between the City of Lee’s Summit Cultural Arts Division and members of Summit Art, showcasing professional photography which capture the essence of Missouri’s unique people, iconic places and vibrant cultures. The exhibit will be displayed in the lobby of Lee’s Summit City Hall and will be available to the public during normal business hours, starting in July 2021. A virtual exhibit will also be created and features on the City’s website and multiple social media outlets.
Join us Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 11 am – 7 pm, for the Blue Springs Corks & Canvas Art & Wine Festival in historic Downtown Blue Springs. There will be free wine samples, live entertainment, and over 50 Artists and makers with product for sale.
The 8th Annual Independence Uncorked Wine Festival will be held on September, 11th, 2021, from 1:00pm-6:00pm on the grounds of the Historic Bingham-Waggoner Estate in Independence, MO. It will be the largest Missouri wine festivals in the state featuring 25 Missouri wineries sampling several of their wines, a guest spirits distiller, and over 2500 attendees. The day will also feature art, music, beer, food booths and wine classes all celebrating Missouri. The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Eastern Independence. The cost will be $30 in advance and $40 at the door and will include a wine glass and 4 bottle wine bag (for 1st 2000 people). The Bingham-Waggoner Estate is an 1852 mansion and estate once owned by George Caleb Bingham, the famous Missouri artist. Proceeds from the events will go towards various national and local charities supported by Rotary to improve our community and state. The event will feature all Missouri made products and artists-wine, food, art and music with a Bicentennial celebration theme.
Join us on September 11, 2021 for Raytown’s Festival of the Trails! The Raytown Chamber, Raytown Parks & Recreation, Cave Spring, Raytown Historical Society & Museum and the Rice-Tremonti Home, along with other organizations, will celebrate the state of Missouri’s bicentennial and commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. Events may be planned throughout 2021 but the main event will be Saturday, September 11, 2021. Information will be updated as more events are planned and finalized, so stay tuned!
For Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 2020-2021 Missouri Bicentennial Celebration, the district will be conducting various activities, programs of study and promotions to help celebrate this event throughout the school year. Teachers will bring awareness to students and the community on the important contributions the state of Missouri has provided to our country over the last 200 years. A website has been designed to promote the Bicentennial of the State of Missouri by providing students with a better understanding of our state, its people, and its communities. It contains a timeline of events, information about the 1820 Constitutional Convention, first politicians, and primary source documents about Missouri statehood.
April through May of 2021, join us in the lobby of the Lee’s Summit City Hall for Show Me Lee’s Summit: A Celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial! The exhibit is sponsored by the Lee’s Summit History Museum and will highlight the area that has become Lee’s Summit since 1821 through maps, photos, and artifacts.