Novel “Gone With The Wind” Inspires New Book, Film & Conference

If you are a “Gone With The Wind” fan, then the weekend of Nov. 5-7 will be a godsend. And to paraphrase the words of actress Hattie McDaniel, “it won’t be fittin’” to miss what is being dubbed as the GWTW Conference.
The gala “Gone With The Wind” (GWTW) Conference is the brainchild of Sally Tippett [...]

Missouri prepares Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration

Missouri is less than a year away from its sesquicentennial Civil War commemoration, an event that planners envision elevating interest in the state’s history closer to hubs of historical tourism like Tennessee and Virginia.
During the start of the Civil War in 1861, more battles were fought in the Missouri than in any other state, a [...]

Palmyra Civil War Days begins Wednesday

The public is invited to five days of free events, from today, Oct. 20, to Monday, Oct. 25, during Palmyra’s Civil War Days, including a Ladies Tea and Civil War Jail Tours.
The events are hosted by the Heritage Seekers, Palmyra’s historical society, to raise awareness of Palmyra’s local and Civil War history.
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CLOSURES PLANNED AT WILSON’S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

 Superintendent T. John Hillmer announced today that Wilson’s Creek
National Battlefield will be conducting preventative maintenance on the
Civil War Museum, tour road, and parking areas in the Battlefield.
Contractors will be replacing the roof and gutters at the Civil War Museum
and sealing cracks in asphalt roads and parking areas to extend the service
life of these important assets.  [...]

WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION ANNOUNCED FOR WILSON’S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

Winter hours of operation for Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
were announced today by Superintendent T. John Hillmer, Jr.  Hours of 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Tour Road, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Visitor Center,
and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the Museum and will go into
effect beginning [...]

Lee and Grant traveling exhibit enters final week

The Lee and Grant Traveling Exhibit, which has been on display at Carthage’s Powers Museum since Sept. 1 is entering its final week in Carthage.
The exhibit ends on Wednesday, Oct. 20 but the Powers Museum plans a number of activities for the exhibit’s final weekend.
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FALL INTO WILSON’S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD HISTORY

The oranges and reds of autumn are on display during these warm days
and cool nights at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Visitors who
explore the interconnected trails will be rewarded with cooler weather and
pockets of deciduous trees, which change to rich reds, orange, and yellow
in the fall. You can bring history alive as you visit the battlefield [...]

You are Here: Battle of Carthage draws visitors to Civil War museum

A family on a Civil War tour of Southwest Missouri took time out to see the scene of the first battle of that epic conflict.
The Pierce family, Forest and Colleen Pierce, Colorado Springs, Colo., and their adult son, Rick Pierce, Garden City, Kan., were reading the historical marker at Kellogg Lake when The Carthage Press [...]

Carthage exhibit features Civil War generals

There were few men more opposite than Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Robert E. Lee. And no two men were better suited to lead an army.
Grant was admired as a soldier, but later heavily criticized as president. Lee was admired as a very good man but criticized for leading an army that protected slavery. [...]

Historic Civil War Tour at Smallin Cave

Join us at Smallin Civil War Cave in Ozark, MO for an evening of dinner around a campfire and story-telling of local lore, followed by a lantern light trip to the cave! Visitors will enjoy beans, cornbread, and fried potatoes at a recreated Civil War campsite along with colorful stories of the Ozark’s Civil War [...]