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America's largest Veterans Day celebration, "Veterans Homecoming Week," takes place in Branson, November 5-11 every year. This seven day tribute includes many special events, many of which are free and all of which present patriotic salutes to veterans. See more at: http://www.explorebranson.com/veterans
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On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal opened for business after decades of construction by French and American engineers.
Inspired by the centennial, the story of the events leading up to the grand opening of the canal is retold in the Linda Hall Library's exhibition, The Land Divided, The World United: Building the Panama Canal. Visitors to the exhibition can explore the dynamic period of canal building in the early 20th century through the eyes of Office Engineer A. B. Nichols who lived and worked in the Canal Zone from 1904 until the Panama Canal opened in 1914. The exhibition includes artifacts from the Library's Nichols Collection, a scale model of the Canal Zone, a model of a working canal lock, and rare books from the Library's History of Science collection.
The exhibition is accompanied by a free public lecture series, exhibition tours, and an educational website.
Danville Day commemorates the 181st anniversary of the founding of Danville and the 150th anniversary of Bloody Bill Anderson's raid that burned homes in and the courthouse in Danville.
Sponsored by the Montgomery County Historical Society and Montgomery City Area Chamber of Commerce. Danville is in Montgomery County; on I-70, exit 170.
Commemorate the 49th anniversary of the completion of the Gateway Arch with “Meet the Builders” on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The National Park Service, in association with Jefferson National Parks Association and Bi-State Development Agency, invites the public to meet the builders of the tallest manmade monument in the United States. This event is free.
The actual anniversary of the Arch’s completion is October 28. From 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., the Arch’s original iron workers, electricians, sheet-metal workers, draftsmen, field engineers and X-ray technicians will greet guests and sign autographs in the Gateway Arch Visitor Center. The builders will share personal stories and rarely seen private memorabilia and photographs chronicling their experience in constructing architect Eero Saarinen’s unique vision.
Commemorative posters and hard hats will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to make a day of the celebration by taking a Journey to the Top tram ride; enjoying a documentary movie detailing the construction of the Arch; or visiting the Arch Museum Store to pick up exclusive commemorative items.
Reservations for Meet the Builders are not required, but in order to secure their place in line, those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early. For more information on the Meet the Builders event, please visit www.gatewayarch.com.
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