Latest Past Events

The 30th Annual War of 1812 in the West Symposium at Fort Osage

Fort Osage National Historic Landmark 107 Osage St., Sibley

Join scholars and presenters at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark for the 30th Annual War of 1812 Symposium. This symposium is the longest continuous War of 1812 symposium in the United States. The event is free to the public. No registration is required. Please note: The Symposium topics may change slightly before March 20 & […]

[Virtual] MO Bicentennial Lecture Series: “Art, Race & Thomas Hart Benton”

Thomas Hart Benton was one of the first major white artists to regularly depict African American life. He painted sharecroppers, musicians, churchgoers and racial violence. Come learn about and discuss the positive and negative aspects of this part of the Missouri regionalist painter’s career. Register here: https://www.mymcpl.org/events/69308/art-race-and-thomas-hart-benton-zoom Click here to read the news release.

Park Day 2021 at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site 1101 Delaware, Lexington

Join a national movement to preserve Civil War battlefields and historic sites on April 10, 2021, at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site. Volunteers will meet at the visitor center and work from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in small, socially distanced groups (by household) to complete projects including invasive species removal, landscaping and fence work.