Features

Battle of Pilot Knob

The running battle through the Arcadia Valley is preserved and interpreted at Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site.

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Battle of Lexington

"The Battle of the Hemp Bales" Ingenuity and brutal fighting in Lafayette County

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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

"We watched the retreating enemy ... and were glad to see him go." A costly Southern victory in southwest Missouri

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Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Before he was a Union general, Ulyssess S. Grant was a character in a love story

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Frémont

Patronage, patriotism and power John Charles Frémont and his many controversies

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Dispatches and Telegrams

Mystery Solved?

Apr 2 2013 11:00 AM
Mystery Solved: The flag is from Beauregard's Rifles, C.S.A. But how did it get here? Read more...

Figures in history

George Caleb Bingham wrote James Sidney Rollins“Guitar is the truest man you have among you, all honor to him.”

 By 1847 George Husmann — ultimately the “father” of commercial grape growing in Missouri — had planted the first vineyard on his father’s farm.

Upcoming Events

May
1

Spend the day enjoying family-oriented educational activities and entertainment.  Activities include cannon demonstrations, re-enactors, period music and more.  

Location: Bill Quigg Commons, North Jefferson City
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May
2

Learn more about Missouri’s Civil War history as well as discussion on how the efforts to create national unity and civil rights unfolded in the wake of the Civil War. Registration is now open! To sign up to attend, visit...

Apr
30

We tend to view the American Civil War as a conflict between two distinct cultures divided by the Ohio River; the South devoted to the protection of slavery as an institution, and the North equally devoted to its abolishment. With its unique...