Educational Videos


Our Arrow Rock Quick Studies are fun ways to learn about life on the Missouri frontier! Watch for a new video every week.

DR. JOHN SAPPINGTON

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Extra Activity: Download these two coloring pages: Dr. Sappington treats a patient, and a modern doctor. Ask your student to describe how these two doctors are alike and how they are different.


HOUSEKEEPING IN THE 1870s

 

Extra Activity: Prepare a dessert together that would have been common in the 1870s: bread pudding! It was important not to waste food and this recipe allowed families to make a delicious dessert from their stale bread. Here’s a simple recipe from the Arrow Rock Cookbook, first published by the Friends of Arrow Rock in 1965 and still available for purchase in the organization’s museum shop or by calling 660-837-3231.

BREAD PUDDING
2/3 cup bread that has been torn into small pieces
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs (yolks and whites beaten separately)
butter
1/2 cup sugar
nutmeg

Scald milk, pour over bread pieces. Add a dollop of butter the size of a walnut. Beat egg yolks and stir in. Add sugar. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Add beaten egg whites and gently stir all ingredients together. Bake 25 minutes in 350 degree oven.


FRONTIER ARTIST

 

 

Extra Activities: Download and print these coloring pages that feature George Caleb Bingham at work, plus one of his most famous works: Fur Traders Descending the Missouri.

Help your student create their own masterpiece by preparing this recipe for Edible Finger Paint!


THE TOWN’S TAVERN

 

Extra Activities:  Download the word search puzzle featuring words associated with the J. Huston Tavern.

Get creative with this activity suggested by J. Huston Tavern General Manager Karen Avery Miller. Make art using paper plates! Lightweight, white paper plates work best for this activity. Cut out shapes like flowers, hearts, or even a snake, and decorate with paint, markers, crayons or colored pencils. See some examples here.


THE BIG MUDDY STORY

 

Extra Activities: Download and print these coloring pages that feature scenes from the Missouri River at Arrow Rock. Then test your Missouri River knowledge with this crossword puzzle. If you get stumped, you’ll find the answers here.


GUNSMITHING & OTHER CAREERS OF THE 1800s

 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES: Download and print this coloring page featuring a scene from the Sites Gun Shop. Then challenge yourself with this word search puzzle featuring jobs people had in the 1800s. If you need help, download the answers here.