Civil War topics to be featured in Arrow Rock lecture series
The Friends of Arrow Rock's First Saturday Lecture Series kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, with a presentation entitled "Picturing the Battlefield: Civil War Images in Art of War Torn Missouri" by Dr. Joan Stack, curator of art collections for The State Historical Society of Missouri.
Stack will present images from the Civil War in Missouri and show how they fit into the context of how battle scenes have been depicted throughout the history of Western Civilization.
In recognition of the sesquicentennial observance, the 2012 1st Saturday Lecture Series will have a Civil War theme. The lectures will be held at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site and are scheduled to include:
Feb. 4: "The Civil War in Arrow Rock," by Mike Dickey, Site Administrator, Arrow Rock State Historic Site and author of Arrow Rock, Crossroads of the Missouri Frontier.
March 3: "Civil War Songs from the Western Border," by Cathy Barton and Dave Para, professional folk musicians.
April 7: "The Battle of Glasgow," by Jim Denny, Civil War historian and author of The Civil War's First Blood: Missouri 1854-1861.
The lectures are presented by the Friends of Arrow Rock and the Arrow Rock State Historic Site and supported by an endowment funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and generous donors. They are free and open to the public.
The Friends of Arrow Rock and the Arrow Rock State Historic Site promote the understanding of Missouri history through ongoing education programs and interpretive activities. They safeguard 17 historical structures in the National Historic Landmark village of Arrow Rock.