June 18: Preserve Columbia’s history

Love history? Dismayed by the recent news about demolitions of historic homes? Live in an older home and want info on how to maintain it? A group of people are meeting to explore starting a group to preserve Columbia’s history. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on June 18, 2022 in the Frienda…

Six ways to get involved in Missouri’s bicentennial

This article published Feb. 13 in the California Democrat outlines six ways to get involved in helping Missouri mark its 200th anniversary in 2021. Get quilting! — One quilt block per county will be put together to create a Missouri Bicentennial Quilt. Learn more here. The deadline is Sept. 2. Got pictures? — I know…

Got something to say?

Here’s an opportunity to share what you know. Applicants to be speakers are being sought for the “Show Me Missouri: Conversations about Missouri’s Past, Present, and Future.” The deadline to apply is Sept. 1, 2018 and 30 speakers will be selected. Why not you? It even pays: $200 per speech plus a possible $150 for…

Black women fighting for equality

Strong women fighting for equality isn’t new. At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, MU History Professor Keona K. Ervin will discuss her book, “Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis.” The event will be held in Fisher Auditorium in 88 Gannett Hall. According to an announcement…