Symposium Sheds Light on Relationship Between Germans and African Americans

Learn about the fascinating and often overlooked connection between German immigrants and African American slaves in Missouri. An upcoming symposium…


Missouri Life Columnist Doug Frost Asks, How Natural is Wine?

Wine and Master Sommelier, Doug Frost, ponders what makes wine natural. Or is wine in itself natural? The term “natural” is more of a marketing…


The Diverse Current River State Park

The richly diverse Current River State Park has almost two miles of Current River frontage and a superb trail network. The fishing is abundant and a…


Hannibal St. Joseph Railroad Locomotive

The Railroad Comes to St. Joseph: February 14, 1859

According to newspaper reports from the time, the first train to arrive in St. Joseph made its inaugural run today on the Hannibal and St. Joseph…


Jesse James Liberty Missouri Bank

Jesse James Robs a Bank in Liberty: February 13, 1866

Jesse James pulled off one of his first known bank robberies on this date in Missouri History.


Omar Bradley

Omar Bradley is Born: February 12, 1893

Omar Nelson Bradley was born in Clark on this date in 1893. The legendary WWII general and first-ever chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born…


Governor Alexander Dockery

Governor Alexander Dockery is Born: February 11, 1845

February 11, 1845, is the birthday of Alexander Dockery, Governor and Congressman from Gallatin and Chillicothe.  


Soulard Market St. Louis

St. Louis Acquires Soulard Market: February 10, 1841

Julia Cerré Soulard began transferring property she inherited from her late husband, Antoine Soulard, to the city of St. Louis on this date in 1841.…


City Museum Commemorates Black History Month with Art

The City Museum in St. Louis is a high-energy, family-friendly destination, and where better to display a unique collection of bold,…


Delight in Colorful Blooms at the Orchid Show

Open daily now through February 25, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show brings a tropical paradise to the Jack C. Taylor Visitor…