Missouri History Today December 28, 1939: Joplin Firefighter Dies After House Fire

Missouri History Today December 28, 1939: Joplin Firefighter Dies After House Fire


Get “Fired” Up About This Event!

Our great state has plenty of firearm enthusiasts – whether they’re hunting deer, elk, turkey, duck, or goose, shooting at the rifle range, or skeet shooting. And the weekend of Dec. 22, 2023 they’ll all be packin’ – into a great big gun show!


Hear Fa-Fa-La-Lots Of Music

Holiday songs and Christmas carols are extra special — we only hear or sing them once a year! There's nothing better than memorable music to put you in the holiday mood. Here’s a wonderful opportunity for you to celebrate with songs this year!


Joplin Unveils New Art Center

Artists and art lovers have a new creative haven in southwest Missouri. Art expert Joan Stack of the State Historical Society of Missouri paints a beautiful picture of opening night at this state-of-the-art gallery and entertainment complex.


Part 2 of Kicks on Route 66 in Missouri

Join Host Meredith Hoenes for Part 2 as she guides visitors down Route 66 in Missouri from Lebanon to Joplin. Discover a drive-in theater, where Bonnie and Clyde hid out, some great eats, and a ghost town that came to life.


Big BAM Announces 2022 Ride Route

Missouri Life Magazine’s Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) will ride across Route 66 in June. The upcoming annual six-day recreational ride across our state will be hosted by the following towns: Joplin, Willard, Lebanon, Waynesville, Rolla, Cuba, and Eureka.  


Big BAM preps for upcoming Route 66 ride

The 2022 edition of Missouri Life magazine’s Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) will take place along Route 66 from June 12-18,starting in Joplin and ending in Eureka. More than 100 cyclists have already registered for the adventure.