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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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Forged in Missouri:                                                                          Ulysses Grant and the Show-Me State

Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 7 p.m.




Join us in celebrating the 200th birthday of Ulysses S. Grant! Best known for leading Union forces to victory during the American Civil War and serving as a two-term president during the Reconstruction Era, his connection to the Show-Me State is often overlooked. Author Greg Wolk will explore Grant’s military career in Missouri, including interactions with his one-time commanding officer, Gen. John C. Fremont, conflict with Gen. Jeff Thompson of the Missouri State Guard and more, shedding light on this complex 19th century figure and his remarkable legacy.

Be sure to come by early to view Missouri Humanities’ touring exhibit, “Ulysses Grant’s Missouri,” on display at the Missouri State Archives throughout the month of June.

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