“Proud to Be: Celebrating Veterans” Reading in Columbia March 13
This event honoring those who have served in the armed forces will capture your senses as authors read excerpts from “Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors” 5-8 p.m. March 13 in Columbia, Mo. Tours of the MU Veterans Center will be available and a book signing and reception at the Research Center-Columbia will feature artifacts from the military collections as well as the Year of Peril series of World War II paintings by Thomas Hart Benton.
Writing After War Workshops
A six week writing workshop for veterans and family members interested in writing fiction, poetry and nonfiction related to military service is taking place Jan. 21-March 25 at the St. Louis Central Public Library.
“Proud to Be” Honored with Award
“Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume One” has won the 2013 Stars & Flags Book Award gold medal for an anthology. A national contest, the Stars & Flags Book Award program promotes books that have a connection with the military and support veterans.
Civil War in Missouri
The Civil War in Missouri is a joint effort of the Missouri Humanities Council and the Missouri History Museum to provide a special traveling exhibit for communities across Missouri from 2012 to 2015. Developed by the Missouri History Museum, this traveling exhibit is a smaller, portable version of their major civil war exhibition by the same name. It’s now touring Kingston, Mo. (Jan. 11 – March 9), Marshall, Mo. (March 29 – May 26) and Linn, Mo. (June 14 – Aug. 10).
Ralls County, Missouri Heritage Driving Trail.
The Missouri Humanities Council is kicking off its support of heritage tourism projects throughout Missouri. Take a historic drive through Ralls County with a driving trail, brought to you by the Missouri Humanities Council and the Ralls County Historical Society. Learn more about the Ralls County Missouri, Heritage Driving Trail.