Arrow Rock, Mo.— The Arrow Rock community has made great strides to preserve, celebrate, and communicate various aspects of history. Please join us on April 6th at 10 a.m. at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center as Dana Ripper and Ethan Duke of the Missouri River Bird Observatory brings our natural history to life as they present A History of Missouri Birds. Take in some fresh air as we walk amid the living history during a bird walk following the presentation.
An added 1 p.m. lecture on Tree Care and Identification will be presented by Kristen Goodrich, Resource Forester, Missouri Department of Conservation. Her presentation will cover planting, mulching and the proper pruning of trees as well as identifying popular trees to plant in your yard. Seedlings will be given away as long as the supply lasts.
Both lectures are free and open to the public. They are held in the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center.
Other first Saturday lectures and events include:
May 4: Village Architectural Tour: National Preservation Month by Marty Selby.
June 1: If Textiles Could Talk by Jeff Reynolds.
July 6: Tom Sawyer Movie (2 p.m.) and tour of Arrow Rock movie sites.
August 3: Common Life of a Civil War Soldier and his Wife by Dr. and Mrs. Herschel Stroud.
November 2: Osage Culture: Then and Now, Native American Heritage Month, speakers to be announced.
The lectures are presented by the Friends of Arrow Rock and the Arrow Rock State Historic Site and supported by an endowment funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and generous donors.
The Friends of Arrow Rock and the Arrow Rock State Historic Site promote the understanding of Missouri history through ongoing education programs and interpretive activities. They safeguard 17 historical structures in the National Historic Landmark village of Arrow Rock. www.arrowrock.org www.FriendsofArrowRock.org www.mostateparks.com Arrow Rock, Mo., is located 14 miles north of Interstate 70 at exits 89 or 98 on U.S. Highway 41.