To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Friends of Arrow Rock are bringing in an expert.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Executive Director Kathy Borgman:

Kathy Borgman

Press Release from Friends of Arrow Rock

Arrow Rock, Mo. —The Friends of Arrow Rock’s1st Saturday Lecture Series continues at 10 a.m. on February 4, with a presentation on “The Civil War in Arrow Rock” presented by Michael Dickey, Administrator of the Arrow Rock State Historic Site and the author of two books on Arrow Rock history and the Missouria Indians. Although not the scene of major battles, Arrow Rock suffered the ravages of martial law and guerilla warfare. Through Power Point media, Dickey will show the role of local residents in the war, such as Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson, John Sappington Marmaduke and Vincent Marmaduke, and review the guerilla raid involving approximately 150 men on the night of July 23, 1864.

In recognition of the sesquicentennial observance, the 2012 1st Saturday Lecture Series will have a Civil War theme. The lectures will be held at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site and are scheduled to include:

· March 3: “Civil War Songs from the Western Border,” by Cathy Barton and Dave Para, professional folk musicians.

· April 7: “The Battle of Glasgow,” by Jim Denny, Civil War historian and author of The Civil War’s First Blood: Missouri 1854-1861.

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. They are free and open to the public.

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. Arrow Rock, Mo., is located 14 miles north of Interstate 70 at exit 98 on U.S. Highway 41.