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Arrow Rock State Historic Site: War of 1812 Symposium

March 23 @ 9:00 am - March 24 @ 1:00 pm

Come to Arrow Rock State Historic Site March 23 and 24 for the 29th Annual Symposium of the War of 1812 in the West. The symposium is sponsored by Missouri State Parks and the 1st U.S. Infantry Regiment Living History Organization. The symposium will feature a series of presentations by noted regional and national historians on the War of 1812 and early territorial period of the Trans-Mississippi West.

Saturday, March 23

  • 9 a.m. – Introduction by David C. Bennett
  • 9:10 a.m. – “The Company of Captain Nathan Boone’s Missouri Rangers” by Michael Harris
  • 10 a.m. – “Equipping the Mounted Rangers” by Bill Jordan
  • 11 a.m. – “1813: The Evacuation of Fort Osage and the War of 1812” by David C. Bennett
  • Noon – Lunch Break
  • 1:30 p.m. – “New York’s War of 1812” by Richard Barbuto
  • 2:30 p.m. – “Colonel Richard Mentor Johnson and his Kentucky Mounted Volunteers”
  •      by John Steinle
  • 3:30 p.m. – “I am a Sauk. My father was a Sauk. I am a warrior. The Life of Black Hawk”
  •      by Michael Dickey
  • 4:30 p.m. – Symposium concludes for the day
  • 5:00 p.m. – Dinner at J. Huston Tavern, 305 Main St., Arrow Rock, Mo.

Sunday March 24

  • 9 a.m. – Introduction by David C. Bennett
  • 9:10 a.m. – “Major Amos Stoddard, Corps of Artillerists” by Doug Harding
  • 10 a.m. – “Roast Beef: Feeding the United States Army” by Sally Bennett
  • 11 a.m. – “The Trail before the Trail: War of 1812 Influence on the Santa Fe Trail, 1815-1820” by Hal Youmans
  • Noon – The 29th Annual Symposium of the War of 1812 in the West concludes

Arrow Rock State Historic Site is located north of I-70 and west of Highway 65, on 39521 Visitor Center Drive. For more information about the event, call the Arrow Rock State Historic Site at 660-837-3330.



Missouri State Parks


Arrow Rock State Historic Sight
39521 Visitor Center Drive
Arrow Rock\, MO 65320 United States
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