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This is a joint exhibition featuring pottery by Bo Bedilion and paintings by Naomi Sugino Lear. Both artists have exhibited works in mid-Missouri and nationally; both are faculty at Columbia College, Columbia.
Elizabeth Rozier Gallery is located in the Union Hotel at Jefferson Landing State History Site in Jefferson City.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March through Labor Day. For more information, contact the Missouri State Museum at 573-751-2854.
In the 1920s and ‘30s, "Boss Tom” Pendergast's political machine controlled Kansas City, giving the Paris of the Plains an infamous reputation for supporting illegal liquor, gambling and vice. Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes will share stories of women who worked to stop the corruption, eventually ending years of machine rule in the city.
Women were an essential part of the campaign to recall the Pendergast-backed mayor and city council, even after the boss went to prison in 1939. Using the campaign slogan “ballots and brooms versus bosses and bullets,” women’s groups wore a pin shaped like a broom to show their support for non-Pendergast candidates.
Under the leadership of Ms. Claude Gorton, these groups became increasingly organized prior to the 1940 election, when their get-out-to-vote effort resulted in a defeat of the machine. Join us at the Missouri State Archives as former Mayor Kay Barnes discusses these “civic housekeepers” and their quest to sweep corruption from the city.
Celebrate the beginning of 2015 by taking a guided hike in a Missouri state park. Start a new tradition with your friends and family as you get some healthy exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. There are 41 First Day Hikes to choose from in Missouri state parks.
Address shown is for the Missouri State Parks headquarters in Jefferson City. Hikes are scheduled in locations throughout the state.
For more information on times and meeting location for each hike, visit the First Day Hikes website.
First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks and you will be joining hikers from all 50 states. For more information, visit americasstateparks.org.
Historian and museum interpreter Henry Gensky will present the "Capitols of Missouri." The program will take visitors on a virtual journey through time and place to explore Missouri's current and previous capitol buildings.
The program continues the museum's ongoing series, "Museum After Hours," held the first Wednesday of each month. In addition to the program, the museum's galleries will be open until 9 p.m. The program will be held in the Missouri State Museum's History Hall, located in the east wing of the Missouri State Capitol.
Representatives from Missouri River Relief will discuss their grassroots efforts to connect people to the Missouri River through river clean-up, educational events and stewardship.
Come experience a night at the Missouri State Museum and enjoy a reflection of rural life in Missouri. Missouri Century Farms and historic barns will be discussed and celebrated. Missouri Barn Alliance and Rural Network president Bill Hart will give an update on current efforts and restoration needs in the state of Missouri.
Over the past four decades, State Historical Society of Missouri Executive Director Gary Kremer has written extensively about the African American experience in Missouri. Fourteen of his articles on the subject are now available in one place with the publication of Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri.
Kremer combines the articles into one detailed, chronological account that addresses issues such as the transition from slavery to freedom for African Americans in Missouri, all-black rural communities and the lives of African Americans seeking new opportunities in Missouri’s cities.
His talk at the Missouri State Archives will focus primarily on stories set in central Missouri, including that of Lake Placid, a recreational area for African Americans in Morgan County; the Missouri Industrial Home for Negro Girls in Tipton; and a number of people and events connected to Lincoln University in both the 19th and 20th centuries.
Join us, as Kremer shares just a portion of his prolific research spanning much of African American history in Missouri.
To kick off the 2015 season of the Missouri State Archives’ Thursday Evening Speakers Series, the River Ridge String Band will once again take center stage. This musically versatile group, consisting of John Cunning, Charlie Nelson and the husband and wife duo of Cliff and Molly White, combine the hammered dulcimer, mandolin, guitar, banjo, accordion, vocals and folk percussion instruments to produce an eclectic mix of traditional Celtic music and old-time fiddle tunes, as well as traditional and modern folk songs.
Many of the jigs, reels and hornpipes they perform were part of country-dances in the British Isles and the old-time barn dances of Appalachia and the Ozarks. Today, these “fiddle tunes” are still played at traditional square dances and are the mainstay for a modern form of American folk dance known as contra dancing. Dipping into, and sometimes stirring up, all of these traditions, the River Ridge String Band puts on an enjoyable show for all ages!
This website offers information about the history of the Civil War in Missouri as the state prepares to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the war, which was fought 1861-1865.
Throughout the site, you'll find details about Civil War battles that took places in Missouri, such as Wilson's Creek and Pilot Knob; the people who played a significant role in the war, such as Ulysses S. Grant and Sterling Price; and resources for educators, where links to lesson plans and teacher's guides are available. Information about upcoming Civil War events around Missouri can be found on the site, which also features videos about the war and its impact on the state.
You'll also find information about Civil War-related attractions in Missouri, such as the Old Courthouse, Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, and Calvary Cemetery, to name a few.
People interested in getting involved with Civil War Sesquicentennial events may use the website to submit their e-mail address if they'd like to receive more information about volunteer opportunities, as those opportunities become available.
One suite with jetted tub. Be sure to see our Lionel model trains layout when you stay with us. We are located seven miles north of Jefferson City, on Route 54 at the Route OO exit. The Katy Trail is four miles; Lake of the Ozarks is 40 miles, there is a winery four miles away. We have a large parking area.
Relax and enjoy great views of the Missouri countryside. Two trains daily each direction between St. Louis and Kansas City, with stops at St. Louis, Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee's Summit, Independence and Kansas City.
Limited carry-on bicycle space is available (St. Louis-Kansas City trains only); restrictions apply. Reservations are required for passengers and bicycles. For the best pricing, purchase tickets in advance at Amtrak.com, on your mobile device or at a travel agent.
Everyday discounts for seniors (62+); children aged 2 - 12 traveling with an adult; active duty military; groups (20+) who book in advance; Membership organizations offer discounts with three days notice. These include AAA, Veterans Advantage, and Student Advantage. Contact Amtrak for rules and restrictions.
Arris’ Bistro offers a casual fine-dining atmosphere with a European influence. The contemporary Euro-bistro and cafe-style restaurant offers a variety of menu items of Mediterranean cuisine, emphasizing in Greek and Italian food, with touches of American, Asian, and Latin-Spanish entrees.
Arris’ extensive menu includes a variety of beers, wines and specialty drinks. The coffee and dessert menu has a choices ranging from house-made baklava to crème brulee.
The modern bar, which includes a frozen top illuminated with blue LED lights, keeps beverages cold while adding a unique twist to the lounge.
Outdoor seating is available seasonally.
When Arris’ Pizza Palace opened in September 1961, it was one of the first Greek-style pizza houses in the Midwest. It is said that once you’ve eaten with someone of Greek heritage you become their family.
Arris’ serves Greek-style pizza, using house-made dough to form a thin crust, smeared with private recipe sauce, loaded with meats and veggies (more than 30 choices, with hundreds of combinations); then it is topped with sliced cheese — the cheese goes on top of the other "toppings."
This pizza house offers a gluten-free pizza. (For those of you with Celiac Disease or severe allergies, there may be some cross-contamination in the preparation, so please notify your server of you restrictions.)
In addition to Greek pizza, we serve Greek specialties, Italian foods, panini, salads, sandwiches, beer and wine. Lunch buffet Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Full menu available.)
Private group space is available by reservation. Call ahead for take-out, including half-baked pizzas.
Southern style barbecue, seasoned with a dry rub and cooked sauce-less, then hand-cut to order straight from the smoker. All Bandana's pork, beef, chicken and ribs are specially prepared over a pit of hardwoods to create our signature smoked flavor. This slow cooking process – 14 hours for pork butts and special beef cuts; five hours for ribs and chicken – makes the meat tender and tasty. Catering available.
An award-winning, Tuscan themed, all suite-style, AAA Three-Diamond hotel. Each guestroom features plush bedding; seating area with love seat; lounge chair; coffee table; 42-inch HDTV; desk; and a large bathroom.
Guests may relax in the spacious breakfast room and enjoy a free, hot breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, and Belgian waffles. Also, fresh-made chocolate chip cookies are served Monday through Thursday afternoons. Complimentary USA Today available in the lobby.
Located three miles from the Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion, the historic Missouri State Penitentiary, Lincoln University, and many government offices. Columbia Regional Airport is 25 miles.
This picturesque little town lies between the bluffs, at the confluence of the Osage River and Missouri River. During its prime, Bonnots Mill was a hub for commerce, with riverboats and steam-powered trains supplying the region with goods.
Today, this early French settlement offers a general store, a saloon and restaurant, a bed and breakfast inn, and a wedding chapel. This entire district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This extended stay hotel features: full kitchenettes; barbecue grills; a small convenience store inside the hotel; a lending library of DVDs, CDs and books. We are pet friendly, but require your pet’s documentation. Wednesday evening, enjoy our manager’s social, with home cooked food, wine, beer or soda. Located next to the Capital Mall and Theaters. We offer discounts at restaurants.
Canterbury Hill sits atop a bluff with view of the Capitol and the Missouri River bottomlands from our large, terraced outdoor patio.
Our goal is for you to feel like you are the King or Queen of the hill. We serve our own label wines, plus other Missouri wines and selections from across America. We have several craft beers on tap. We offer a full lunch and dinner menu, with daily specials.
Scan our website for details and schedules of live music on the patio; our Murder Mystery Dinners; and other special events. We specialize in private events and the wedding of your dreams. Join us on “The Hill.”
This small wine shop and bistro has a nice wine selection and a dinner menu. Wine by the bottle and glass. If you do not drink wine, they have some beers, sodas and teas.
Seasonally changing menu; farm to table dishes. Reservations accepted.
Available for private functions.
Capitol City Dining & Entertainment is a full color publication, full of locally owned restaurant menus from the Jefferson City area; perfect for planning your event and personal dining experience.
Get your copy of the guide at Jefferson City area hotels, the Chamber of Commerce, in the office of the Missouri Division of Tourism, and on our website at www.CapitolCityDining.com
Note: The address shown is for the publication's offices, which are not open to the public.
The Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center Jefferson City invites you to experience our newly renovated guest room accommodations and service. Our Mobil 3-Star and AAA 3-Diamond-rated Missouri capitol hotel puts all of the best downtown attractions, shopping, and businesses within easy reach – from the Missouri State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion to the stores of the Capital Mall or The Crossings.
With more than 22,000 total square feet of meeting space, our downtown Jefferson City hotel is central Missouri’s largest convention center. Whether you’re visiting Jefferson City for business or leisure, our attentive staff will ensure an exceptionally relaxing stay in an ideal setting.
• 100% non-smoking hotel
• Two blocks from the elegant State Capitol Complex with its Thomas Hart Benton murals, the Governor’s Mansion, and Missouri State Museum
• A short drive (less than three miles) from the exceptional hiking and biking on the Katy Trail State Park
• Only 1.5 miles from Jefferson City Memorial Airport
• Enjoy a full host of modern amenities, including complimentary Internet access in all guest rooms, an indoor pool, and a modern fitness center
A striking complement to the Capitol Complex, this Garden, located next to the Governor's Mansion, was constructed in the late 1930s. The site is filled with flowers, pools, and walkways. After the death of Gov. Mel Carnahan, the garden was renamed the Carnahan Memorial Gardens. The garden can be reserved for special events.
A Jefferson City tradition since the 1930s, Central Dairy Ice Cream Shop offers a wide variety of flavors (everything from vanilla to Extreme Moose Tracks) and treats for you to enjoy, plus fountain drinks, hot dogs and polish-sausage sandwiches.
The shop serves ice cream cones, dishes, sodas, malts, shakes, sundaes and traditional favorites such as the banana split (it's huge). Also, they serve a variety of frozen yogurt and sherbets. No-sugar added selections are available.
Take home hand-packed ice cream by the pint, quart and gallon.
Central Dairy Ice Cream Shop accepts cash only.
This site was noted in William Clark’s journal in 1804. A half-mile trail takes visitors up a hill, past American Indian burial mounds and interpretive panels, to an overlook of the Missouri and Osage rivers. The historic site is managed out of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Located off Route 50, north on Route J.
Within the walls of this museum, the history of Missouri unfolds. The building holds treasures of historical significance, beginning with the era of the Louisiana Territory.
Spacious rooms–some with specific themes, such as the Civil War–are appointed with antique chandeliers, rosewood and mahogany chests and settees, French mirrors and fine paintings.
The Civil War Room has uniforms, gear, weapons, flags, and objects relating to medicine, entertainment, and soldiers rations. A diorama depicts landmarks and fortifications in Jefferson City in 1864. Murals illustrate war-time events. Photographs and informational panels enhance the displays.
Located across the street from the Governor's Mansion.
Nowhere else in Missouri is there such a comprehensive display of information concerning traffic safety, law enforcement, drug abuse and items relating to the history of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. There are exhibits focusing on the services and responsibilities of the Highway Patrol on and off the highways. Call the center to schedule a tour. To schedule the 1959 Dodge Patrol Car for exhibit or a parade, please contact your nearest Missouri State Highway Patrol troop headquarters.
Original paintings, historic photographs of Missouri's Capital City, prints, special events and exhibits and a full custom frame shop
Stay where the Missouri Tiger football and basketball teams stay before every home game.
The four story hotel includes 125 guestrooms and eight suites; seven meeting rooms totaling, 6,000 square-feet; and The Bistro.
Located approximately two hours from Kansas City and St. Louis; 90 minutes from Lake of the Ozarks; 25 minutes from Jefferson City; 15 minutes from the University of Missouri, Columbia College and Stephens College.
Casual fine dining and rich European culture right here in Missouri, complete with German music to enhance your dining pleasure.
In addition to authentic German specialties, we offer: European dishes; the best filet mignon; fresh seafood, including fresh oysters; and a variety of entrees sure to please anyone's discriminating palate. Choose from our extensive wine list, plus beers and liqueurs imported from Europe.
Let us arrange your private party; no added room charge.
An historic railroad hotel located near the confluence of the Osage and Missouri Rivers in the town of Bonnots Mill. The Dauphine has been carefully restored, combining original architecture and furnishings with modern amenities to ensure your comfort.
Choose from seven guestrooms, furnished with antique dressers and iron beds original to the hotel. All guestrooms have a private bathroom; one features a two-person jetted tub.
Breakfast is cooked to order and served at your leisure in the large dining area. Choose from farm fresh eggs, locally produced breakfast meats, hash browns, pancakes and fruit.
Steaks, seafood, chicken, veal and pasta, served in a casual atmosphere for more than 20 years. See our menu and other details on our website.
Located in the Capitol Plaza West Shopping Center.
Group events and off-site catering by reservation.
Our Hotel offers a comfortable setting for your attendees, such as:
Standard Econo Lodge motel; located five minutes from Lincoln University and within 10 minutes of the Missouri State Capitol, downtown Jefferson City, and the Amtrak Station.
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