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 ComingMARCH 7: First Saturday Lecture & Chili Luncheon!
Dr. Maude Wahlman discusses “African-American Quilts and Their Symbolism," at the next First Saturday Lecture, 10 a.m. on March 7 in the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center. Wahlman is the Dorothy and Dale Thompson MO Endowed Professor of Global Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is the author of several books, including Signs & Symbols: African Images in African American Quilts.
Following the lecture, at 11:30 at the Old Schoolhouse on the west end of Main Street, the Arrow Rock Cooperative Marketing Committee will host a Chili Luncheon Fundraiser. For just $7, you'll enjoy an all-you-can eat feast of chili, cornbread and a drink. Homemade desserts are available for $2 each. All proceeds benefit the tourism efforts of Experience Arrow Rock, the village's cooperative marketing committee.
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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.