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Michael Dickey, the author of several books on western Missouri history and the leading expert on historical aspects of Arrow Rock, Mo., presents "Vincent Marmaduke: James Bond of the South" at the Fort Davidson State Historic Site.
The Marmaduke family was a leading family in the state and in the Arrow Rock area and Vincent's brother, John, was one of the Confederate generals attacking Pilot Knob in 1864.
One evening in 1955, Harry Truman came home to find Bess burning her letters to him. “What are you doing? Think of history,” he said. “Oh, I have,” she replied and tossed in another stack. Bess Truman thought her business was hers and nobody else’s, so she destroyed her half of the more than 2,600 letters she and Harry exchanged during their courtship and marriage.
While making an inventory of the Truman home in the 1980s, archivists discovered 184 letters Bess had missed. Her grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel, will share them, along with portions of Harry’s responses, family photographs and stories. These letters provide new insight into the life and personalities of Bess and Harry Truman during the formative years of his political life.
Despite Bess’s shy and self-effacing manner, her lively correspondence offers a glimpse of a caring and witty woman who shared her concerns about family, politics and day-to-day activities with her husband.
There will be a public reception from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. in the atrium of the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center preceding the program.
To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington and to introduce four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America, the Missouri State Museum will offer a series of screenings and discussions centered around four documentaries on the Lincoln University campus in Jefferson City, Mo.
This program continues the museum’s ongoing series, “Museum After Hours,” held the first Wednesday of each month. While museum galleries will remain open until 9 p.m., the programs for September, October, November and December will be presented in the T.D. Pawley Theater at Lincoln University.
The Created Equal film set is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
The schedule is as follows:
Programs will be held on the above-listed dates ONLY.
Experts from around the world will gather to discuss the latest discoveries on the Shroud of Turin at a conference to be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel (Chesterfield-St. Louis). Entitled “Shroud of Turin: The Controversial Intersection of Faith and Science,” the conference has a plethora of speakers from fields as diverse as engineering, immunology, art history and religion. One of the keynote speakers is Bruno Barberis, Director of the International Center of Sindonology in Turin. Anyone with an interest in the Shroud is welcome to attend.
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