John S. Sappington

John S. Sappington is Born: May 15, 1776

John S. Sappington was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland on this date in 1776.


Take A Tour Of Historic Homes

If you appreciate history, architecture, preservation, and restoration, you won’t want to miss a special guided tour of two of the grandest houses in mid-Missouri. Both of these significant historical structures were brought back to life. Where are they?


Discover The State’s First Historic Site

Find out why the state’s first historic site is worth the trip. In our series on state parks, we will take you all around the state. Each park has unique features and many amenities. Grab your family, friends, and loved ones, and get out and explore.


A Walking tour with ghost stories and other tales

During this brand new, one-mile walking tour through a village, our editor will share ghost stories and other rarely-told tales from the town's turbulent history. 


April 9, 1917

On this date in Missouri history, the State Park Fund is created to develop Missouri state parks.


April 2, 1923

The old tavern at Arrow Rock was purchased on this date as the first step in saving the town's jewels of American history.


1,000 Miles of Missouri’s Most Unique Museums

A Gentle Giantess, a 250-ton boat that flies, and 550 vacuum cleaners


2020 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

The 2020 reader’s choice awards are here.


Santa Fe Trail: Author Journey

In 1821, Missouri attained statehood, and Mexico won its independence from Spain. Once restrictive Spanish control came to an end, the Mexican markets opened wide to the Americans. Those two colossal events set the stage for a dramatic unfolding era.


A Complete 180 at Catalpa in Arrow Rock

Catalpa in Arrow Rock transforms during the COVID-19 pandemic.