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Civil War Times introduces the life and times of soldiers and their families in period fashion, camp displays, firearms, a tea party, river squadron and fort facts, trivia challenge and hands-on activities.
The event is part of Family Days at the Museum hosted by the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missour State University.
Artists from all over the region come to Carthage to paint our beautiful city on October 15 and 16, 2014. The event will culminate on the 16th, with a show and sale starting at 6 p.m. that evening at Cherry's Art Emporium on the Square.
Friday, February 14, the Jesse James Farm and Museum will open an exhibit of love letters from Reverend Robert James to Zerelda Elizabeth Cole. One of the letters was written during the couple’s courtship in 1841, while Robert James was attending Georgetown College. They married and later moved to Clay County in 1845. Their children were Frank, Jesse, and Susan James.
Other letters in the collection were written by Robert James after he left Clay County and headed west to the gold mines of California, to preach to the miners. These letters offer details about his travels and some of the men traveling with the group. They reveal the hardships of travel by wagon train through rough terrain and how illnesses easily overtook the camp. There are also philosophical essays included in the collection. They were written by Robert James as a student at Georgetown College, most likely to be used as sermons.
Admission rates apply. For more information, contact Elizabeth Gilliam Beckett, Superintendent, Historic Sites, (816)736-8502.
Don’t miss the tenth annual Museum Day Live! hosted by Smithsonian magazine to celebrate the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day.
Just download your ticket at Museum Day Live! and on September 27, you and a guest can enjoy participating museums across the country...for free.
Visit Smithsonian.com to download your Museum Day Live! ticket, starting August 1.
You must present your ticket to be admitted free. Participating Missouri museums include:
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