AT YOUR MUSUEM AND GALLERIES ~
SATURDAY BOOK TALK ~ Enjoy coffee and conversation with Mid-Missouri writers as they discuss their recent publications, their inspiration, their craft and their experiences. On the schedule this Fall for Saturday Books talks are noted vernacular architectural expert and fiddler, Howard Marshall, and his new release Play Me Something Quick and Devilish November 2, sponsored by Louise Martin; followed by Peter Altschul, Working And Loving While Blind, December 7, sponsored by Jane Duncan Flink. Mark your calendar now and plan to enjoy coffee and conversation with friends at the Boone County Museum and Galleries. For more information about the authors and featured books through 2014, visit the SATURDAY BOOK TALK page.
And, at every Book Talk, enjoy free coffee, and stock up on fresh artisan bakery products available for sale by FLOUR GIRLS BAKE SHOP, featuring just-baked focaccia bread, croissants, shortbread and seasonal cookies, among other assorted pastry, beginning at 9:30 am before the talk. Visit the Flour Girls website by clicking on the name above.
IN THE MONTMINY ART GALLERY ~
The Montminy Gallery is closed for the season. Special thanks to all of the artists and art fans for making 2013 a spectacular success. The 2014 Montminy Season begins with show featuring Columbia’s own prolific watercolorist and educator Frank Stack. For more about the Montminy Gallery and about the artists that that have been featured in recent seasons, follow this LINK.
IN THE WALTERS HISTORY MUSEUM ~
MISSOURI’S CIVIL WAR 1863: Divided At Home The year 1863 was tumultuous as Lincoln’s order of emancipation became an act of war, and decisive battles were waged in the Southern and Eastern part of the country. In Missouri, two wars were being waged: one between supporters of the Union and the Confederacy, and one between the predatory Bushwhackers and the occupying militia. The exhibit explores these themes, and features stories about men from Boone County whose role in the Civil War varied with their circumstances, reflecting the poignant and dramatic life the soldiers lived as they fought, in the hardship of war. Click this LINK to read more about Mid-Missouri soldiers. Battle maps, an officers camp, weapons, surgical kits, and camp life are featured in this 1200-square-foot exhibit on Missouri’s Civil War.
NOW OPEN: Divided Loyalties: Civil War Documents include transcripts from “freedom cases” and official documents origninating in Missouri during the Civil War, and held in the Missouri State Archives. The multi-panel display will be on exhibit in the Ellis Library Colonnade from August 12 through October 26. The exhibit examines the upheaval and uncertainty that characterized Missouri during the Civil War era, and goes beyond the stories of battles and military strategy to consider the social conflict that permeated the state for the two decades that followed the Kansas Border Wars of the mid-1850s. For more information and activities sponsored by Ellis Library during this exhibit visit DIVIDED LOYALTIES on the Ellis Library website.
For more information on exhibits, activities, and events, please call the Boone County Museum, 573-443-8936. You can also contact us by sending an email to our general emailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by clicking the link.