Missouri Bicentennial Celebration in Arrow Rock
It starts with a very special First Saturday presentation at 10 a.m.: Voices of Arrow Rock, Spirit of the Missouri Frontier. The project brings to life voices of early citizens of Arrow Rock who are not well-known, using art to explore history. As an official project of the Missouri 2021 Bicentennial Commemoration, it is sponsored by the Friends of Arrow Rock in partnership with the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. The Voices project is historical fiction, a 2021 interpretation of private conversations based on a documented moment in time and/or primary and secondary source documents. The project allows for playwrights in 2021 to imagine what voices of the past were thinking and feeling at the particular moment in time around which their story is built.
This presentation will take place at the historic (and newly air-conditioned! ) Christian Church on MainStreet. Admission is free but seating is limited so registration is strongly recommended. Sign up for your free tickets at friendsofarrowrock.org/voices-of-arrow-rock or by calling the
Friends of Arrow Rock at 660-837-3700.
After the presentation, lunch is offered at the J. Huston Tavern. The Tavern is offering a special Bicentennial Day picnic box lunch. Musician Paul Fotsch will be playing on the J. Huston Tavern lawn to entertain those din-
At 1:30 p.m., join us for an ice cream social on the Tavern Lawn. Afterward, take some time to shop, hike, visit the museums or take a tour because you’ll want to be in town at 6 p.m. when the J. Love Band plays a free outdoor concert. The Catalpa Cart on the boardwalk will be offering beer, cocktails, and sangria (cash only) starting at 5:30. The Badger’s Hideaway will be offering beer and wine.