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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 ComingSave the date for our next First Saturday event! A presentation by Aaron Barnhart: Author of The Big Divide: A Travel Guide to Historic and Civil War Sites in the Missouri-Kansas Border Region. 10 a.m., Saturday, March 1, at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center. This is a free event. With its divided loyalties and unprecedented levels of guerrilla violence, Missouri occupied a unique position during the Civil War. The state’s complicated legacy is remembered through a growing number of museums, battlefields, cemeteries, historic homes, statues and monuments.This presentation will explore how historic sites help people not only remember but also contextualize and interpret history. Aaron Barnhart is the former television and media critic for the Kansas City Star.
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George Caleb Bingham
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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.