You Want Fries With That?

These are no ordinary french fries. Across Missouri, chefs are putting a hot new spin on the humble spud. Sure, you could dip 'em in ketchup, but these restaurants are bringing something much more exciting than that to the table.


The First Train Arrives in Springfield: May 3, 1870

On this day the railroad was welcomed into Springfield, Missouri. This effectively removed the Ozarks as a barrier to Springfield's connection with the east.


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Horton Smith Wins the First-Ever Masters March 25, 1934

Missouri native Horton Smith claimed victory on this date at the inaugural Augusta National Invitational, which later became known as The Masters.


Missouri History Today: January 22, 1955 Springfield Broadcasts Pioneering Country Music Program

Missouri History Today: January 22, 1955 Springfield Broadcasts Pioneering Country Music Program


A “Gouda” Way to Spend a Saturday

The 4th Annual MO Mac & Cheese Fest in Springfield invites you to eat your fill of cheesy comfort food on Saturday, January 13, 2024. Sample the 21 creations showcased at this year’s event and meet this year’s MO Mac & Cheese king and queen!


Missouri History Today January 8, 1863: Union Forces Triumph In Second Battle Of Springfield

Missouri History Today January 8, 1863: Union Forces Triumph In Second Battle Of Springfield


Missouri History Today January 2, 1932: Six Officers Killed In Shootout With Car Theft Suspects

Missouri History Today January 2, 1932: Six Officers Killed In Shootout With Car Theft Suspects


This Is No Garden Variety Holiday Event!

If you're someone who can't get enough of twinkling holiday lights, then this enchanting event will certainly strike a “cord” with you – as in an extension cord! Stroll through strands of brightly colored lights during a magical outdoor evening.


Missouri History Today November 11, 1911: Bizarre Great Blue Norther Weather Strikes Springfield

Missouri History Today November 11, 1911: Bizarre Great Blue Norther Weather Strikes Springfield


Missouri History Today October 10, 1937: Springfield’s Popular Ozark Empire Fair Kicks Off

Missouri History Today October 10, 1937: Springfield's Popular Ozark Empire Fair Kicks Off