SAVE THE LAST DANCE photographer and author Noppadol Paothang and co-author Joel Vance will celebrate the release of their new book by the sameĀ name at theĀ artist’s photography exhibit reception Friday, August 3, beginning at 5:30 pm in the Montminy Art Gallery. This spectacular exhibit features the Conservationist photographer’s homage to the prairie chicken in larger-than-life canvas format, and a selection of Nop’s additional framed nature images.

TIGER TALES ~ The SEC is coming to town and we are rolling out Mizzou’s Black and Gold carpet with an exhibit featuring the best of the Missouri Tigers! Stop by the Walters History Museum and visit this salute to Tigers Past as we make our debut in this historic conference of Southern states. You’ll see photos and stats, stars and starmakers who have spurred the Tigers to victory for more than 120 years. The Exhibit opens Friday, August 3. MIZ ~

Missouri’s Civil War 1862: Divided At Home ~ Missouri ended 1861 a divided state: Many Missourians supported the goals of the new Republican president Abraham Lincoln, and many supported the goals of the new southern Confederacy and its President Jefferson Davis. Division in Missouri was felt from statehouse to towships. The Walters History Museum features a full gallery of artifacts from Missouri’s Civil War — including authentic weapons, uniforms and tools of war, and exhibits on life during this tumultous period. Stories, naps and timelines help bring the era to life.

12th Annual Verandah Sale ~ SAVE THIS DATE and come shop this huge, multi-family rummage sale, and score some great baked items at the bake sale. Additional vendors will set up at this great annual event. If you’re a bargain hunter you’ll find collectibles, books, great deals on clothing, housewares, furniture and more. Open Friday morning at 8 am through 2 pm; and Saturday, 8 am to noon. Come for the bargains!


Annual Heritage Festival ~ Celebrate the good old days at this fun festival event at Historic Nifong Park, Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16. Visit craft vendors throughout the park, and enjoy re-enactors in period settings in the Museum and Galleries. Boone Junction comes to life and Maplewood is open to visitors. A single ticket for admission for all historic venues is just $5. Admission to the park is free.




For more information, call the Boone County Museum, 573-443-8936.