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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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, June 2

Journalist and author Aaron Barnhart presents “Jesse James, Jo Shelby, and the War after the War” for the Friends of Arrow Rock’s First Saturday lecture at 10 a.m. on June 2, at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center auditorium.

Long after the final shots were fired, Missouri continued to suffer the violence and chaos of the Civil War. Jesse James was once seen as a romantic rebel without a cause, but recent studies have revealed a more human and tragic figure who refused to accept the war's outcome and targeted pro-Union Missourians for death. In contrast, J. O. Shelby, one of the Confederacy's most storied commanders, became a U.S. marshal and embraced reconciliation. Though proud of his Confederate service, Shelby came to disavow the Lost Cause and his own slave-owning past. This lively and surprising presentation shows how two native sons responded to changing times in volatile postwar Missouri.

This one-hour lecture is free and open to the public. Come early to enjoy complimentary refreshments.

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George Caleb Bingham
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Home of George Caleb Bingham in Historic Arrow Rock, Missouri

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.

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