Upcoming Events


1stSatlogosmFriends of Arrow Rock’s First Saturday Lectures are made possible by a gift from former FAR Education Director Pamela Parsons. Thanks to her generosity, these lectures are free and open to the public. Every First Saturday Lecture begins at 10 a.m. and takes place at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center auditorium. Complimentary refreshments are available before each presentation.

The 2019 First Saturday Lecture Schedule:

February 2: The First Morning of Their Freedom: The End of Slavery in Civil War Era Missouri by Diane Mutti Burke, Ph.D.

March 2: United We Stand: Bingham’s Election Series as an Argument for the Great American Experiment in Democracy by Dr. Joan Stack

April 6: Native American Art by Reuben Iron Horse-Kent

May 4: Maria, Carmen, Kate and Company: Women on the Santa Fe Trail by Dr. Frances Levine

June 1: Civil War Medicine – Compassion During Conflict by Dr. Michael Monaco

July: The History of Missouri State Parks by Michael Dickey

August 3: The Story, “Retribution of Arrow Rock” by Rick Manfredi

September 7: Body Art Around the World – and in the USA! by Carol Diaz-Granados, Ph.D., RPA

October 5: Kicking Off Two Hundred Years Of Hemp In Arrow Rock, Missouri by Chris W. Nelson


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Join us for the Friends of Arrow Rock’s Historic Antebellum Homes Tour, Sept. 28 & 29. Click here for details.