Welcome to Arrow Rock
The entire village of Arrow Rock has been designated a National Historic Landmark recognizing its association with Westward Expansion, the Santa Fe Trail and artist George Caleb Bingham.
Up and ComingSunday, Jan. 29
All are welcome to join the Community Conversation at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 29, at the Arrow Rock Federated Church (corner of Sixth & High Street). Dr. Gary Kremer, executive director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, will present Missouri's Complicated Racial Past: Causes and Consequences. Visitors are also warmly welcomed at the morning worship service at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 4
The Friends of Arrow Rock's First Saturday Lecture Series kicks off its 2017 schedule with a discussion about the historical importance of hemp to this region. In his talk, "Following Hemp Along The Santa Fe Trail," historian and educator Chris Nelson will talk about the controversial crop's intriguing history and its impact on the 19th-century economy of this region.nThe one-hour lecture takes place at 10 a.m. on Feb. 4 at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center. It is free and open to the public. A Chili Luncheon fundraiser follows the lecture, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Old Schoolhouse (Eighth & Main Streets). This event supports the Experience Arrow Rock committee, which produces the annual village brochure and organizes events throughout the year, including the annual Heritage Festival in October.
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We welcome you to visit Arrow Rock this winter, but please note that many of our businesses are closed or open only on weekends during this time of year. The Boardwalk Canteen, John Sappington Medical Museum and Arrow Rock Black History museum are open daily throughout the year. If you plan to visit other businesses or attractions while in town, it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure that business will be open.
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George Caleb Bingham
in Arrow Rock
George Caleb Bingham House,
1837 | One of America’s great 19th century artists, Bingham is famous for his portraits and scenes of river life and politics. He built this Federal style house in Arrow Rock and lived here intermittently through the 1840s. Fortunately for us, in an age before photography existed, George Caleb Bingham recorded for us the images of his Missouri.