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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 ComingOn Saturday, June 6:
• The Friends of Arrow Rock celebrates the town’s National Historic Landmark status with a First Saturday lecture at 10 a.m. at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center. “Arrow Rock and the Santa Fe Trail: 51 Years as a National Historic Landmark,” presented by Arrow Rock State Historic Site Administrator Mike Dickey, will explore how and why Arrow Rock’s historical connections to the Santa Fe Trail led to this important national recognition in 1963.
• Throughout the day, reenactors from the 10th Missouri Volunteer Infantry will backdate their gear to portray an 1830s Santa Fe traders encampment on the J. Huston Tavern lawn.
• From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center/Museum will be open for “A Night at the Museum.” Historical characters come to life and explain their role in local history. Refreshments are provided and no reservations are necessary.
The lecture, reenactment, and “Night at the Museum” event are all free and open to the public.
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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.