Chillicothe Rallies to Save a Historic Church

Here's how citizens of Chillicothe came together to save a historic church that was built in 1868.


The Honey War Map Iowa Missouri Border

January 3, 1851

The exact northern border of Missouri was established thus ending the dispute which had led to the Honey War in 1839.


Columbians [Heart] Art

Artists have been leaving their imprint on Columbia since the first settlers rolled into the region. Here in this creative city, you’ll find…


This Missouri Artist Turns Dumpsters into Art Supply Depots

Sam Conlon says she has a perfect life. She makes whatever she feels like making, and her art is always evolving.


St. Louis Rock Band Finn’s Motel Returns With Two New Records

“By the time I got done mixing and mastering everything that we started, it got done in 2017, so we put two albums out in the same year,” Joe says.…


Sacagawea

December 20, 1812

Sacagawea died at Fort Manuel in South Dakota. As promised, Explorer/Governor William Clark took custody of her son, Jean Baptiste and her infant…


Two Centuries Ago We Began the Long Journey to Statehood

Finally, on December 18, 1818, Congress heard the petition again. This marked the beginning of a long, slow grind toward eventual statehood in 1821.…


Backward and in High Heels: Remembering Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers was born as Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence in 1911, and she spent her early years in Independence and Kansas City. Ginger is…


Grand Republic Carondelet Missouri

December 17, 1875

The largest and most lavish steamer ever to sail on an inland waterway was launched on this day. The Grand Republic was built at Carondelet. It later…


Dick Van Dyke West Plains Missouri

December 13, 1925

Birthday of singer-dancer-funnyman, Dick Van Dyke from West Plains, MO.