Center for Missouri Studies Fall Lecture

October 13, Courtyard by Marriott – Columbia

Register now for the 2018 Center for Missouri Studies Fall Lecture and Luncheon in Columbia, Oct. 3. Acclaimed author Caroline Fraser will present a program based on her 2018 Pulitzer Prize–winning biography, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. For more information online:

Boonslick Historical Society Fall Meeting

November 3, J. Huston Tavern – Arrow Rock

The annual fall banquet of the Boonslick Historical Society will be at the historic J. Huston Tavern in the Village of Arrow Rock, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 3. Following the social hour and dinner, BHS member Mike Dickey, administrator of the Arrow Rock State Historic Site, will present a program on the Marmaduke family. This influential clan in 19th-century Missouri business and politics, along with their Sappington and Jackson relatives, represented the economically and politically powerful elite of central Missouri’s Boonslick region. Two members of the family served as governor of Missouri, Meredith Miles Marmaduke and his son John Sappington Marmaduke. The latter was also a Major General in the Confederate Army, serving under Sterling Price. For more information online about the Boonslick Historical Society:

The general public is invited to attend the meeting. Cost of the dinner is $20 per person. For meal reservations (due by Oct. 26), send a check to Boonslick Historical Society, P.O. Box 426, Boonville, MO 65233.

Boone’s Lick Road Association Annual Meeting

Nov. 10, Warren County Historical Society—Warrenton

Well-known cultural geographer and storyteller Larry Brown will be the featured speaker at the Nov. 10 fall meeting of the Boone’s Lick Road Association at the Warren County Historical Society, 102 W. Walton St., Warrenton. The public is invited to join BLRA members at 1 p.m. for Brown’s presentation titled “Widening the Corridor West: the Role of the Boone’s Lick Road.” A short business meeting will follow the presentation. Brown is a retired assistant professor of human geography at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a co-founder and current co-president of the Mid-Missouri Organization for Storytelling (MOST) centered in Columbia. For more information online: