The Friends of Arrow Rock, Inc., present the First Saturday Lecture Series at Arrow Rock State Historic Site:
March 4: Joan Slack, Ph.D., will present “A New Look at George Caleb Bingham’s The Concealed Enemy and Fur Traders Descending the Missouri.” Slack is the curator of art collections for The State Historical Society of Missouri.
April 1: "Aldo Leopold - Whither Missouri and Revisiting His Famously Penned Land Ethic.” This lecture will be presented by Dana Ripper and Ethan Duke of the Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO).
Considered by many to be the father of wildlife ecology, Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer and outdoor enthusiast. His “land ethic,” called for an ethical, caring relationship between people and nature.
Ripper and Duke will explore Leopold’s historic ties to Missouri and introduce the key concepts of the “Land Ethic.” Ripper and Duke and the MRBO work closely with the Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri State Parks to monitor bird populations throughout the state and conduct public education and outreach programs.
May 6: “Secrets of a Preservationist” This lecture will be presented by Friends of Arrow Rock properties manager Marty Selby and executive director Sandy Selby. The presentation will share some tricks of the preservationists’ trade that people can use in their own homes – new or old. A tour of the Friends of Arrow Rock’s recently completed preservation project of the Sites’ house and gun shop and the I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall and Print Shop will follow. The lecture and tour are free and open to the public.