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Lee Ward, a mortician by trade and historian and writer, give a presentation about Jesse James, his life and his death.
Presented at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site. The historic site co-sponsors other activities throughout the week, as part of the Lexington Fair, which runs Aug. 18-24.
This program showcases steamboats and the Missouri River. Held in the Lohman Building, one of the earliest riverboat landings still standing in Missouri, this program will highlight the building, the importance of steamboats, and the "Big Muddy."
This program continues the programming series, "Museum after Hours," which occurs on the first Wednesday of each month.
Missouri State Museum galleries stay open until 9 p.m. The program will take place in the Lohman Building, located at 100 Jefferson Street, in the exhibits area on the ground floor. Entrance is at the corner of Jefferson and Water streets.
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.
From 1900 through the 1980s, Kansas City was home to one of the most effective crime organizations in the United States. Black Hand Strawman, Terence O’Malley’s book and documentary film of the same name, explores this history, from the early years of “Black Hand” extortion within the Sicilian American community to the FBI’s “Strawman” investigation of Las Vegas profit skimming. Through a combination of contemporary interviews, historical newsreels, crime scene photos, police files and surveillance recordings, Black Hand Strawman follows the rise and decline of the Kansas City mob and its alliance with the Pendergast political machine.
Join us at the Missouri State Archives for a presentation by Terence O’Malley, who will intersperse clips from the film throughout his presentation to bring to life one of the most compelling true crime stories in American history.
The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is free and open to the public; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
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