LANDING AFTER HOURS: TRI-STATE MINING DISTRICT

JEFFERSON LANDING STATE HISTORIC SITE, 100 JEFFERSON 100 Jefferson St, JEFFERSON CITY

The lead and zinc mines located in the southwestern Missouri counties of Jasper, Newton and Lawrence played a significant role in the industrial development of the United States. Mining brought …

LANDING AFTER HOURS: THE EXORCISM OF ROLAND DOE

JEFFERSON LANDING STATE HISTORIC SITE, 100 JEFFERSON 100 Jefferson St, JEFFERSON CITY

The 1971 book “The Exorcist” by William Peter Blatty and the film it inspired in 1973 shocked American audiences. There were reports of people leaving the theaters due to fear, and even fainting during screenings. What might have added to the shock was the notice that the film and book were inspired by real events. …

History & Art: George Caleb Bingham & Order No. 11

JEFFERSON LANDING STATE HISTORIC SITE, 100 JEFFERSON 100 Jefferson St, JEFFERSON CITY

The American Civil War has long been understood as a conflict between the North and South, leaving out the Midwest. Perhaps no Midwesterner has suffered more from this lack of understanding than painter, George Caleb Bingham. Through an analysis of Bingham’s controversial painting, Order No. 11 (1868), this talk untangles the complicated legacy of the …

LANDING AFTER HOURS: A PARTY MAN: WALTHALL MOORE AND THE FALL OF BLACK REPUBLICANISM IN MISSOURI

JEFFERSON LANDING STATE HISTORIC SITE, 100 JEFFERSON 100 Jefferson St, JEFFERSON CITY

Elected as a member of the Republican Party in 1920, Rep. Walthall Moore became the first Black American to serve in the Missouri General Assembly. As a pioneering figure for Black enfranchisement and civil rights, Moore faced constant hostility and resistance throughout his political career, both from members of the opposition and from members of …