Welcome to Arrow Rock
The entire village of Arrow Rock has been designated a National Historic Landmark recognizing its association with Westward Expansion, the Santa Fe Trail and artist George Caleb Bingham.
Up and Coming
Saturday, Oct. 1
The Friends of Arrow Rock First Saturday Lecture will feature St. Louis speaker Paula Zalar, who will present “Ars Moriendi: The Art of Dying.” This 90-minute talk and slide presentation traces how Americans have faced death, grieved it, and commemorated it from Colonial times until now. 10 a.m. at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center Auditorium. This is a free event.
Saturday, Oct. 8 & Sunday, Oct. 9Join us for this year's Heritage Festival, featuring lost-art crafts demonstrated and sold by costumed artisans, live music and entertainment, great food, and the historic ambiance you won't find anywhere else! Admission is $2 per day and includes parking. Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Join us at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday for an old-fashioned, non-denominational worship service at the historic Christian Church on Main Street.
Saturday, Oct. 15It's the World Premiere of The American Artist! Be among the very first to see the exciting new documentary on the life of artist George Caleb Bingham, produced by Friends of Arrow Rock through a gift by the Pillsbury Foundation. The award-winning Wide Awake Films of Kansas City is the creative team behind the effort. Visit the Friends of Arrow Rock website for details and tickets.
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George Caleb Bingham
in Arrow Rock
George Caleb Bingham House,
1837 | One of America’s great 19th century artists, Bingham is famous for his portraits and scenes of river life and politics. He built this Federal style house in Arrow Rock and lived here intermittently through the 1840s. Fortunately for us, in an age before photography existed, George Caleb Bingham recorded for us the images of his Missouri.