Tag Archives: Missouri History

Explore how early French settlers lived at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers in the late 1700s. Re-enactors will interpret everyday life skills common on the frontier.

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Bring archaeology into your classroom! Explore how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Use archeological data for scientific inquiry and problem-solving activities in the classroom. Archaeology is a discipline that integrates readily with science, math, social studies and language arts curricula.

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Join Dr. Gary Kremer, Executive Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, Dr. Sydney Norton, Associate Professor of German at St. Louis University and author of German Immigrant Abolitionists: Fighting for a Free Missouri, Dr. John Wright, author of Kinlock: Missouri’s First Black Town, and Cecilia Nadal, sociologist and playwright of An Amazing Story: German Abolitionists of Missouri for a symposium that explores the contributions German immigrants made to the abolition of slavery in Missouri.

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Deutschheim State Historic Site will host an open house in conjunction with the “Symposium on the Shared History of Germans and African Americans in Missouri.” Participants of the open house will visit the former home of the “Hermanner Wochenblatt,” a German language anti-slavery newspaper from 1845. The Deutschheim visitor center will be featuring one of only three originals of the signed 1865 Ordinance Abolishing Slavery in Missouri.

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It’s Missouri’s birthday and you’re invited! Come help celebrate the 198th anniversary of Missouri becoming the 24th state, at the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site.

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