If there’s anything that a stay-at-home order and working from home has taught me, it’s that my days are inextricably linked with that of the greatest caffeinated beverage on Earth: coffee. (Sorry, tea drinkers). “I’m not myself until I’ve had my morning cup,” is a common phrase for a reason. Humanity loves coffee. We drink it non-stop. Sure, people in some places, like New York City, drink … [Read more...] about On coffee and humanity
In observance of Black History Month, the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site and the Missouri Humanities Council are co-hosting the Show Me: Missouri Speaker’s Bureau event, “Buffalo Soldiers: From Slave to Soldier,” at 6 p.m. Feb. 25. at the historic site visitor center. Visitors can join park staff to learn about a former slave who was destined to change the course of American and world … [Read more...] about Lexington historic site co-hosts ‘Buffalo Soldiers: From Slave to Soldier’ Feb. 25
“History is what makes a society. Without history, you don’t have a society. How did all societies exist? Because someone recorded their history.” “It provides a connection, a personal connection. The artifacts that we collect, people are more generally apt to connect with (human) examples. We use artifacts for studying. There are examples of current conflicts where the terrain is such … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: Why should society preserve history?
Missouri Preservation, a non-profit organization that operates statewide to preserve historical properties, awarded Fort Leonard Wood the Preserve Missouri Award for its role in restoring the Black Officers’ Club and a mural by African-American artist Staff Sgt. Samuel Countee. The ceremony was held at the Missouri State Capitol rotunda Tuesday. State Rep. Steve Lynch of House District 122 … [Read more...] about Missouri Preservation awards Fort Leonard Wood for Black Officers’ Club, historic mural restoration
By Staff Sgt. Courtney Stephenson Food Inspection within the Army is a small group that plays a big role in ensuring the fighting strength and health of Soldiers and their families. Medical history has proven that most mortality has resulted from disease and non-battlefield injuries rather than battlefield injuries. It wasn’t until World War II that battle-related deaths outweighed … [Read more...] about Veterinary Corps’ unexpected history of food inspection
Old Statecoach Stop, Courthouse Museum open Saturday on the Waynesville Square Ever wonder why it’s called the historic Waynesville Square? Two local landmarks are a big part of the reason, and will soon open their doors to begin a new season of tours. The 1903 Courthouse Museum on Route 66 and the Old Stagecoach Stop will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, giving visitors from … [Read more...] about Local museums begin weekly tours