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 ComingSaturday, March 4
The Friends of Arrow Rock's 2017 First Saturday Lecture Series continues with a fascinating presentation by Dr. Joan Stack, Curator of Art Collections at the State Historical Society of Missouri. Dr. Stack will lend her expertise to the analysis of two important Bingham paintings, and reveal important clues to the history behind these great works. This one-hour lecture begins at 10 a.m. 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.
Saturday, March 25
Put on your walking shoes and follow your guide as she introduces you to the most fascinating women of 19th and 20th century Arrow Rock in the Friends of Arrow Rock's "Mile in Her Shoes" walking tour. Join us at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017, (during Women’s History Month), Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day), or on the date of your group’s choosing throughout the year. Get details and make reservations here.
Live In Arrow Rock!
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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.