Upcoming Events

MAY 14 (Mother’s Day): A Walk In Her Shoes.

Join us for this walking tour of Arrow Rock that celebrates the women who tamed the frontier and sparked a preservation movement. Click here for details and registration info.

JUNE 4: Friends of Arrow Rock Annual Meeting

You won’t want to miss the celebration when Friends of Arrow Rock recaps a marvelous year of accomplishments, including the debut of the Bingham film and the completion of the Jeffris Preservation Project, and honors Dr. Tom Hall as he retires as president of FAR after 13 years. The meeting is free and open to all members and those interested in our missions of historic preservation and history education. No registration is required. The annual meeting takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at the historic Christian Church at 711 Main Street.

A pre-meeting luncheon at the J. Huston Tavern is available for $25. Although there will be no formal program during the luncheon, FAR members will be seated together and it’s a great opportunity to visit with fellow Friends of Arrow Rock. The luncheon begins at noon at the J. Huston Tavern. Registration is required no later than Tuesday, May 30. Purchase your luncheon ticket online by clicking the button below, or call the Friends of Arrow Rock office at 660-837-3231.

Auction Graphic wo Sale smJUNE 24: Arrow Rock Auction

The Friends of Arrow Rock proudly revives one of its oldest fundraising traditions: The Arrow Rock Auction! This one-day antiques and collectible auction begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, on the lawn of the Miller-Bradford House (517 Main Street) in Arrow Rock, Mo. Auction services generously donated by Iman Auction Co. of Salisbury, Mo.

Click here for more information and to preview items for sale in the auction.

To make a tax-deductible donation of antique or collectible items to this auction, contact the Friends of Arrow Rock at 660-837-3231, or drop off your items at the Miller-Bradford House on one of these donation drop-off dates:

  • Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Sunday, April 30, 1-3 p.m.

JUNE 25: Legacy Society Luncheon

Friends of Arrow Rock’s Legacy Society will hold its annual luncheon at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, at the J. Huston Tavern in Arrow Rock. All Legacy Society members are invited and encouraged to attend. Legacy Society membership is open to anyone who makes a commitment to Friends of Arrow Rock in their estate plan. To RSVP for the luncheon, call the Friends of Arrow Rock office at 660-837-3231.

1stSatlogosmOur 2017 First Saturday lecture series:

MAY 6: “Secrets of a Preservationist,” presented by Friends of Arrow Rock Properties Manager Marty Selby, followed by a tour of the Friends of Arrow Rock’s recently completed preservation project.

JUNE 3: Hoosegows, Calabooses, and Squirrel Cages: The Nineteenth Century Jails of Missouri,” presented by author Paul Kirkman.

AUG. 5: “Historic Missouri Roadsides,” presented by Bill Hart, executive director of Missouri Preservation and author of the new book, Historic Missouri Roadsides.”

SEPT. 2: “The Harlem Renaissance — 100 Years in Perspective,” presented by Lem Shepard, guitarist acclaimed for his scholarship in American and African-American folk music.

OCT 7: “The Marmadukes of Missouri: A Family Divided,” presented by Mike Dickey, site administrator, Arrow Rock State Historic Site.

All lectures begin at 10 a.m. at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center, and they are free and open to the public. Refreshments are served before and after the event.


SEPT 16: Sip & Stroll

DEC. 10: Holiday with Friends