Over There: Missouri and the Great War Exhibit brings together resources from archives, museums, and collections across the state to allow Missourians from many communities to learn about the state’s role in WWI in ways that they might not otherwise be able to do without traveling to another city. The exhibit broadens interest in history, helps residents connect to local history and Missouri heritage, and promotes tourism in a variety of Missouri communities. Created by the Greene County Public Library, Springfield, Missouri. The exhibit, sponsored and supported by the History program at UCM, the Kirkpatrick library, and the UCM Military and Veterans Services program, will be on display in the Kirkpatrick Library on the campus of the University of Central Missouri during the normal operating hours of the library from March 1, 2021 to May 7, 2021. It will be accessible to the campus community and to the general public.
Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 for a free campus tour starting at the McClure Archives and University Museum in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library and ending at the Quad for a presentation and “footprint” installation of UCM’s campus in 1915. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by UCM, Warrensburg Main Street, Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce and Warrensburg Visitors Bureau.
As we celebrate Missouri’s bicentennial, join us at 4pm on October 16, 2021, for a haunted historic tour where you will learn the history of the unique buildings in Downtown Warrensburg. At each stop, meet a historical figure from days gone by with special appearances by some of Missouri’s earliest settlers. After the stroll stop by our outdoor Moonlight Market and concert. A variety of vendors will showcase their wares and live music will be playing around the courthouse square.
UCM Undergraduate and Graduate students will research, create, and write entries about Missourians and their significant cultural resources and upload those entries which will be curated at historicmissouri.org and lauch in August 2021. The website will help Missouri communities and the cultural institutions that reside within their borders tell their stories and to demonstrate that all history matters, including local history, even during a pandemic. Members of the public can view these entries and phone app enabled walking tours of local communities using the student written entries. Having UCM undergraduate and graduate students actively participating in raising the historical significance of the communities in Missouri that UCM serves by contributing entries to historicmissouri.org represents opportunity in action!
The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie but also the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class. Event details to follow.