The Craft of Pipe Making

Learn how Missouri Meerschaum makes the beloved corn cob pipes that Washington, Missouri is known for.


Missouri’s German Heritage

Geh und erforschel (go and explore) Missouri's German Heritage with a new book by W. Arthur Mehrhoff and published by Missouri Life Inc.


The Forest Grove Cemetery Project in Lexington, Missouri

Learn about the Forest Grove Cemetery Project and the people who are buried there.


Bellefontaine’s Beautiful Death

The Mourning Society of St. Louis allows people to journey back and see how the deceased were honored differently in the past. Bellefontaine Cemetery And Arboretum is the perfect example of the 1800s movement to create rural cemeteries for mourners.


Missouri Meerschaum Turns 150

The world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of corn cob pipes wants you to be apart of the celebrations, too!


The History of Missouri’s Flag

After entering the Union in 1821, Missouri went nearly an entire century without a state flag. The Missouri state flag was finally designed by Ray County native Marie Watkins Oliver.


The Story Behind General Douglas MacArthur’s Legendary Missouri-Made Pipe

Here's how the Missouri Meerschaum company ended up being commissioned to create a custom pipe for one of America's most legendary generals.


In Arrow Rock, the Old Tavern Tradition Lives On

In early America, taverns were as ubiquitous as churches; every town had at least one. In Arrow Rock, that tavern was owned by a man named Joseph Huston. A founding father of the town, he arrived in Missouri in 1819, and helped transform the settlement into a thriving village where the Missouri River and the Santa Fe Trail intersected.


9 Relics You Can See in Missouri

From the jacket worn by Mark Twain to Truman's famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign, you can find these historical icons within the borders of the Show-Me State.


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.