Conflicting Perspectives: Commemoration of the 1815 Treaties of Peace and Friendship

In the summer of 1815, William Clark invited the Native American tribes in the Mississippi Valley and across Missouri to meet in Portage des Sioux, Missouri to sign treaties ending the War of 1812.  These pledged “Perpetual Peace and Friendship” between the tribes and the government of the U.S.  The War of 1812 and the treaties signed at Portage des Sioux had profound impacts upon the Native American who inhabited the region and upon the settlement of the region by Americans.  For American settlers, thousands of acres were opened; for Native Americans, the treaties were one in a series of treaties which made promises to the tribes that were later broken.

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Jesse James Farm & Museum Family Day to include A State Divided: the Civil War in Missouri Exhibit

The Jesse James Farm & Museum in Kearney, Missouri is presenting all kinds of fun and educational programming in support of the Missouri Humanities Council’s A State Divided: the Civil War in Missouri exhibit. This traveling exhibit, created through a partnership with the Missouri History Museum, covers all aspects of the Civil War in Missouri from the politics and battles of the Border War, slavery, the lives of soldiers, to the emancipation and reformation period. The exhibit opens on Saturday, April 18th and runs through June 14th, 2015.

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Missouri Humanities Council Announces Bidding Opportunity

The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) seeks exhibit design and build services for two (2) related exhibits to be featured across the state of Missouri.  The exhibits will both commemorate the 75th anniversary of the passage of the Nonpartisan Selection of Judges Court Plan, which is more commonly known as The Missouri Plan.  The exhibits will be featured across the state in courthouses, libraries, and other public venues.

To view the Request for Proposal, click here.  For questions related to the RFP, please contact Sean Grove, Director of Education, at