Friends 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 2020 First Saturday Lecture Schedule:
- February 1: “Missouri’s Wool Industry — The Process from Sheep to Mill to Hooked Rug”, Mary Barile.
- March 7: ”Kiowa Oral History: Approaching the Santa Fe Trail”, Leon Hawzipta Jr.
- April 4: “An American Story”, Mack Cox.
- May 2: “General U.S. Grant”, Dr. Curt Fields.
- June 6: “Prairies”, Missouri River Bird Observatory.
- July 4: No lecture scheduled due to July 4.
- August 1: “The Gateway to the South: Understanding Missouri as a Southern State”, Bryan M. Jack, Missouri Speaker’s Bureau.
- September 5: “Buffalo Soldiers: From Slave to Soldier”. Missouri Speaker’s Bureau.
- October 3: “American Indians on the Santa Fe Trail : An overview of the Native American nations encountered by traders following the Santa Fe Trail from 1821 – 1881 and their impact on the trade between the United States and New Mexico”, Mike Dickey.