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Upcoming Speaker Series Presentations

The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is free of charge and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless otherwise noted, programs will be held at the Missouri State Archives, located at 600 W. Main Street in Jefferson City. The series is underwritten by the Friends of the Missouri State Archives.

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Historic Missouri Roadsides, Second Edition

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 7 p.m.

The cover of the book 'Historic Missouri Roadsides'

Who in Missouri hasn’t heard the call of the open road and felt the desire to get out of the city and see the beauty of the Show-Me State? In his latest book, Historic Missouri Roadsides, Second Edition, author and executive director of the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation, Bill Hart, offers all the history, recommendations and itineraries you need for a picturesque trip down a two-lane road or highway. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or an area local, Hart’s descriptions, photographs and illustrations will make you want to check out tours like Route 79 along the Mississippi River, El Camino Real leading down to the Missouri Bootheel or Route 24 spanning the width of the state from Kansas City to West Quincy. Along the way, he identifies locally owned businesses, restaurants and lodging with character and a hometown feel. Join us as Bill Hart takes the wheel to showcase the very best that small town Missouri has to offer.