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Dedication of U.S. Grant Trail Site and Historic Marker in Hannibal

On Friday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. the Old Baptist Cemetery in Hannibal dedicates the U.S. Grant Trail Site and Historic Marker in Hannibal. The cemetery is located on the intersection of N. Section and Summer St. in Hannibal. The event is sponsored by Missouri’s Civil War...

Panel Dedication in Mexico

On April 12, 2016, on a beautiful spring day, the City of Mexico in Audrain County, Missouri, dedicated the second and third of a series of educational panels that highlight Mexico’s Civil War history. The speakers included: Tony Robertson, President of the Audrain County...

Mexico’s Civil War History

On April 12, 2016, the City of Mexico in Audrain County, Missouri, dedicates the second and third of a series of educational panels that highlight Mexico’s Civil War history.  Mexico is an anchor in northeast Missouri for the U. S. Grant Trail, befitting its place in the...

Educational Panels – Coming this Spring

Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the Missouri Humanities Council, is pleased to announce the dedication of six educational panels that commemorate important events and landmarks in Civil War history.  The panels are funded by local trusts,...

Civil War Round Table Hosts Battlefield Archeologist

The March 23 meeting of the St. Louis Civil War Round Table features a talk by Dr. Doug Scott, “”Archaeological Discoveries of Missouri Battlefields.” Scott has headed archaeological surveys at Missouri battlefields in Boonville, Centralia, Moore’s Mill, Marshall and...

THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT RATIFIED

One hundred fifty years ago, December 6, 1865, the state of Georgia approved the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.  The majority of states thus approving, the Amendment was ratified and the scourge of slavery was officially over. A Missourian, John Brooks Henderson of Pike...

The Skull on Troublesome Creek

In northeast Missouri, angling from north to southeast in Knox, Lewis and Marion counties, is a stream known as Troublesome Creek. In 1877, a farmer walking the banks of the creek east of the town of Newark found a human skull. Many years later, in the 1990s in fact, a reporter...

Event at Bellefontaine Cemetery: “Missouri’s Mad Doctor McDowell: Confederates, Cadavers and Macabre Medicine”

This Sunday, November 1st, Bellefontaine Cemetery will host a book talk and signing of “Missouri’s Mad Doctor McDowell: Confederates, Cadavers and Macabre Medicine” written by Victoria Cosner and Lorelei Shannon. The book is based on stories about Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell who...

Archeology Survey at Kirksville, MO

  On Friday September 11, and Saturday September 12, students from Lindenwood University in St. Charles along with students from Truman State University will participate in an archeology survey to learn more about Civil War battlefield archeology. Members of metal detecting...

Missouri History Museum Partners to Mark Historic Iron County Courthouse

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, a crowd gathered on the lawn of the Iron County Courthouse to dedicate an educational panel that commemorates the role of the Arcadia Valley in Missouri’s Civil War. The panel, part of Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation’s state-wide marking...