MURA Sponsored Programs – Spring 2021 and March Picks

MURA Sponsored Programs – March 2021

Date  and Time Program Presenter Host Notes to connect
March 2, Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 am CST Virtual Breakfast: 200 Years of Music in Missouri Elisabeth Roberts, Book Co-author with Michael J Budds and Staff Res Ast, MU Budds Center for American Music Studies MU Retirees Association Link will be given in MURA email and posted on website
March 16, Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 am CDT Annual Meeting/Bonus Breakfast:  Winning It Right in 2021 Jim Sterk, MU Athletic Director MU Retirees Association Link will be given in MURA email and posted on website
April 6, Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 am CDT Virtual Breakfast – to be determined 8:30- 9:30 am MU Retirees Association Link will be given in MURA email and posted on website
May 4, Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 am CDT  Overview of MU Master Planning Heiddi Davis, Director- Campus Facilities Planning, Design, & Construction MU Retirees Association Link will be given in MURA email and posted on website
Notes:  Zoom links will be sent in an email.  I you do not have Internet, use your telephone to listen to the speaker.  No pre-registration required.
In addition to MURA sponsored programs, consider additional online events available to you for free. These are open to the public, but most require pre-registration. Barbara Schneider is a member of our MURA Program Committee and MURA’s Liaison to the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.
Barbara’s Picks
March 2, Tuesday, 11:00 am CST Legends, Lore, and Stories of the Show Me State – Missouri 2021: Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Missouri statehood Panel of five representatives of Missouri cultural organizations State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/2021/mo2021-presents-mar
March 3, Wednesday, 11:00 am CST Gardening in Small Spaces: How to Grow Vegetables in Your Backyard Melissa K. Norris, author and 5th generation homesteader Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://alumlc.org/missouri/5400
March 3, Wednesday, 6:00 pm CST A Virtual Visit to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee A member of The Sanctuary’s education team using photos, lives-streaming video and storytelling Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4860139
March 4, Thursday, 4:30 pm CST Presidential Love Letters of Ulysses S. Grant, James A. Garfield, Woodrow Wilson, and Warren G. Harding Michelle Krowl, Historian White House Historical Association – History Happy Hour https://www.whitehousehistory.org/events/history-happy-hour-presidential-love-letters-at-the-library-of-congress
March 4, Thursday, 4:30 pm CST TEAM SCIENCE: a value proposition Dr. Fungai Chanetsa, Associate Director for Research Administration, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, University of Missouri NextGen Precision Health & Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Science Seminar –  (click on “Website” to register) https://calendar.missouri.edu/event/nextgen_precision_health_ellis_fischel_cancer_center_science_seminar#.YC7jD3lMHIU
March 4, Thursday, 7:00 pm CST 2021 Futures Forum: The Future of Information Panel, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee who invented the World Wide Web in 1989 and professors from Drexel and Carnegie Mellon Universities Linda Hall Library: Science, Engineering and Technology – KC https://www.lindahall.org/event/2021-futures-forum-the-future-of-information-technologies/
March 5, Friday, 3:30-5:00 pm CST The 2020 Election Crisis in Global Perspective A panel of scholars from around the globe Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy – University of Missouri https://democracy.missouri.edu/events/2020-election-crisis-panel/
March 9, Tuesday, 11:00 am CST The Girl Explorers: The Untold Story of the Globetrotting Women Who Trekked, Flew, and Fought Their Way Around the World Jayne Zanglein, author National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/girl-explorers/
March 9, Tuesday, 4:00 CST Women Artists in the White House Collection Sarah Fling, American University graduate fellow White House Historical Association – History https://www.whitehousehistory.org/events/women-in-the-white-house-collection
March 10, Wednesday, 4:00 CST Presidential Library Series: Harry S Truman Kurt Graham, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library Director National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/presidential-library-series-harry-s-truman/
March 10, Wednesday, 6:00 pm CST Our Supreme Task: Churchill, Truman and the Opening Shot in the Cold War David Von Drehle, R. Crosby Kemper III and Candice Millard Truman Library Institute https://www.trumanlibraryinstitute.org/tli-events/
March 16, Tuesday, 10:00-11:30 am CDT Zoom Sketching Group Museum docent highlights art works and all sketch a selected piece Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri https://maa.missouri.edu/events/family-events/zoom-sketching-group
March 16, Tuesday, 1:00 pm CDT Missouri Trailblazers: Lewis and Clark in Missouri Presented by the Missouri State Museum in celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4868255
March 17, Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm CDT Intro to Birdwatching and Spring Bird Identification Sarah Kendrick, State Ornithologist, Missouri Department of Conservation Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4868292
March 18, Thursday, 1:00 pm CDT Basic Genealogy: Land Records Part I – Researching First Title Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/2021/genealogy-land-records1
March 23 and 30, Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm CDT Intro to Mah Jongg, American Style – Parts 1 and 2 Hanna Klachko Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4869997
March 25, Thursday, 6:00-7:15 pm CDT Miep Gies Remembers: The Woman Who Saved Anne Frank’s Diary Conversation with Miep Gies as portrayed by national award-winning actress and storyteller Megan Wells Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4871130
March 30, Tuesday, 11:00 am CDT The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights Dorothy Wickenden tells the story of Harriet Tubman and her friends, Martha Wright and Frances Seward National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/the-agitators/
Podcast The 1600 Sessions (Over 50 episodes) Including: WH History with Michael Beschloss; St.John’s-Church of the Presidents White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/1600-sessions
Ongoing – Sept 2020 to April 2021 – Second Thursday (March 11, 10-11:30 am CST) with past program videos available on website Explore Missouri’s German Heritage March: Remember Missouri’s German Heritage: What do historic sites and local groups do to preserve their German heritage? Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/explore-missouris-german-heritage/
Ongoing Uniting a Polarized Nation “The Upswing” Author Talk; A Nation Divided: How One Decade Can Change Everything; #CIVILITYCHALLENGE Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/uniting/
Ongoing: March 5-May 28, Fridays, 10:00-12:30 Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Participants gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and learn how their health problems affect their lives MU Extension in partnership with St. Luke’s Hospital https://extension.missouri.edu/events/living-a-healthy-life-with-chronic-conditions-st.-luke-s-hospital-1611764536
On Demand Fact, Opinion or Misinformation – Strategies for becoming a savvy user of digital media Seth Smith, Public Services Librarian – Project supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO and the Boone County League of Women Voters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIuu0PQJ7EQ&t=522s
On Demand Standing Up For Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement National Women’s History Museum https://www.womenshistory.org/exhibits/standing-up-for-change
On Demand Votes for Missouri Women! Part 1:  Silent protest for Women’s Suffrage in St. Louis at the 1916 Democratic Convention, and Part 2: Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft SHS Exhibit Part 1: Margot McMillen, Author of  The Golden Lane, and Part 2: SHSMO Curator Joan Stack and Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection Curator Jean Parsons, and Collection Manager Nicole Johnston State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/votes-for-mo-women
On Demand White House History Live Various videos:  First Ladies and the National Portrait Gallery; The Cabinet; and more! The White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/rubenstein-center/white-house-history-live
On Demand Beginning Genealogy, Part 1: Getting Started Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/basic-genealogy-pt1?mc_cid=ce47445d01&mc_eid=376db1f8f8
On Demand Beginning Genealogy, Part 2: Online Resources Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/basic-genealogy-pt2
On Demand Beginning Genealogy, Part 3: Censuses Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/basic-genealogy-pt3
On Demand The African American Experience in Missouri – 2019-2020 Series 20 programs such as: A Conversation with Columbians Sehon Williams and Bill Thompson; Nearby Nature in North City St. Louis: Black Residents, Nature, and Contested Green Space State Historical Society of Missouri and the University of Missouri https://shsmo.org/lecture-series/african-american-experience?page=0
On Demand 1918 Flu Epidemic in Missouri: Parts 1 and 2 Kathleen Seale State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/1918-flu
On Demand All About Art: A Virtual Architectural Tour Video Joan Stack State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/all-about-art
On Demand Online Exhibitions Current and past exhibits, including:  Variable Atmospheres: Weather in Art; Pre-Columbian Pottery of Ancient Peru; Missouri Nostalgia – from the Scruggs-Vandervoort-Barney Collection Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri https://maa.missouri.edu/exhibits
On Demand Webinars and Online Events – Future Live Events as well as Past Recordings Past Examples I recommend:  #MizzouMade Talk with J’den Cox, Olympic Wrestler;Should the Rosa Parks House Remain in Europe? Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://alumlc.org/missouri/archive
On Demand Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri by Dan and Connie Burkhardt (Program is a 10-part series based on this very beautiful book) Professional storytellers and special guests Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/growing-up-with-the-river/


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MURA Sponsored Programs – Spring 2021 and February Picks

MURA Sponsored Programs – February 2021

Date  and Time Program Presenter Host Notes to connect
February 2, Tuesday, 8:30 am CST Virtual Breakfast: Columbia’s African American Heritage Trail James Whitt, Sharp End Heritage Committee Chair MU Retirees Association Recording available in MURA Email Update
March 2, Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 am Virtual Breakfast: 200 Years of Music in Missouri Elisabeth Roberts, Book Co-author with Michael J Budds and Staff Res Ast, MU Budds Center for American Music Studies MU Retirees Association Link will be given in MURA email and posted on website
March 16, Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 am Annual Meeting/Bonus Breakfast:  Winning It Right in 2021 Jim Sterk, MU Athletic Director MU Retirees Association Link will be given in MURA email and posted on website
April 6, Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 am Virtual Breakfast – to be determined 8:30- 9:30 am MU Retirees Association Link will be given in MURA email and posted on website
May 4, Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 am  Overview of MU Master Planning Heiddi Davis, Director- Campus Facilities Planning, Design, & Construction MU Retirees Association Link will be given in MURA email and posted on website
Notes:  Zoom links will be posted in Upcoming Events on the MURA website.  If you do not have Internet, use your telephone to listen to the speaker.  No pre-registration required.
In addition to MURA sponsored programs, consider additional online events available to you for free. These are open to the public, but most require pre-registration. Barbara Schneider is a member of our MURA Program Committee and MURA’s Liaison to the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.

Barbara’s Picks

February 9, Tuesday, 11:00 am CST The Five Generation Society: What are the Implications to Our Economy? Cam Marston – author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://alumlc.org/missouri/5258
February 9, Tuesday, 4:00 pm CST Slavery in the President’s Neighborhood: Stories of Resistance and Perseverance Graduate Fellows Mia Owens of American University, and Tianna Mobley of Georgetown University White House Historical Association – History Live https://www.whitehousehistory.org/events/slavery-in-the-presidents-neighborhood-stories-of-resistance-and-perseverance
February 10, Wednesday, 12:00 noon CST NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series Richard J. Barohn, MD, NextGen Precision Health Executive Director NextGen, UM System – (click on “Website” to register) https://calendar.missouri.edu/event/nextgen_precision_health_discovery_series#.YBzDU3lMHIU
February 10, Wednesday, 6:00 pm CST Truman Library Renovation Sneak Peek Exhibit and audiovisual installation teams Truman Library Institute https://www.trumanlibraryinstitute.org/tli-events/
February 11, Thursday, 6:30 pm Mizzou Founders Day Celebration Mark the 182nd anniversary of Mizzou’s founding as we share stories of some of Mizzou’s lesser known secrets Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://www.mizzou.com/s/1002/alumni/19/interior.aspx?sid=1002&gid=1001&pgid=11332&cid=25050&ecid=25050&crid=0&calpgid=10006&calcid=19426
February 11, Thursday, 7:00 pm CST Chicago Architecture: A Virtual Tour Hillary Marzec, tour guide from Inside Chicago Walking Tours Blue Island Public Library, Illinois http://blueislandlibrary.org/events/chicago-architecture-a-virtual-tour
February 16, Tuesday, 11:00 am CST George Washington’s Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation Robert P. Watson, Author National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/washingtons-final-battle/
February 16, Tuesday, 1:00 pm CST Missouri Trailblazers: Mark Twain and His Amazing Friends Presented by the Missouri State Museum in celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4800599
February 18, Thursday, 4:00 pm CST Cocktail Conversations: Temperance, Prohibition and the Alcohol Free Cocktail Movement Derek Brown, cocktail expert, entrepreneur, writer National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/cocktail-conversations-with-derek-brown/
February 22, Monday, 6:00 pm Malcolm X Day: The Black Family Ilyasah Shabazz—award-winning author, educator, producer, and daughter of Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz. MU Black History Month Planning Committee https://www.mizzou.com/s/1002/alumni/19/interior.aspx?sid=1002&gid=1001&pgid=11351&cid=25084&ecid=25084&crid=0&calpgid=11184&calcid=24018
February 23, Tuesday, 7:00 pm CST Missouri Writers on Missouri Dr. Sam Cohen, MU Associate Professor of English Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4804883
February 24, Wednesday, 1:00 pm CST Tom Bass, Missouri Horseman Christal Bruner, executive director, Mexico-Audrain County Library District Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4805999
February 25, Thursday, 1:00 pm Historic Images of Black Families: Discussion of the Ellis Library Exhibition Joan Stack, SHSMO Art Curator State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/2021/historic-black-families
February 26, Friday, 8:00 pm #MizzouMade Talk with J’den Cox, Olympic Wrestler Moderated by Mizzou alumnus and CBS4 Sports Anchor Michael Spencer Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://www.mizzou.com/s/1002/alumni/19/interior.aspx?sid=1002&gid=1001&pgid=11329&cid=25046&ecid=25046&crid=0&calpgid=10006&calcid=19426
Podcast The 1600 Sessions (Over 50 episodes) Including: WH History with Michael Beschloss; WH Transitions; Wine in the WH White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/1600-sessions
Quarterly Book Club Series The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd Docent Tour-Feb 7; Presentation on Dynamic Quilting Traditions and Innovations-Feb 9; Film “The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend” Discussion-Feb 18; Book Discussion-Feb 25 MU Museum of Art & Archaeology – Contact Christiane Quinn at chrismo@juno.com for Zoom links https://maa.missouri.edu/events/family-events/docent-led-theme-zoom-tour-invention-wings-reverberations-maa-collection-and
Ongoing – February 2 through March 6, 2021 Black History Month 2021 Variety of programs including speakers and film (theater programs only have a fee) MU College of Arts & Science, Black Studies Department https://blackstudies.missouri.edu/black-history-month
Ongoing – December 2020 to August 2021 – First Tuesday (Feb 2, 11:00 am CST) with past program videos available on website Missouri 2021 – Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Missouri statehood. February: All About the Art Amelia Nelson, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Jill Sullivan, Post Art Library in Joplin; and Barb Bailey and Aaron Horrell, Painted Wren Art Gallery in Cape Girardeau State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/2020/mo2021-presents-feb
Ongoing – Sept 2020 to April 2021 – Second Thursday (Feb 11, 10-11:30 am CST) with past program videos available on website Explore Missouri’s German Heritage February – “The Enchantment of Every Day” – German cuisine, Gemüsegarten, or the “kitchen garden,” German music, and other material culture. Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/explore-missouris-german-heritage/
Ongoing:  January 25 to February 15 – Mondays, 9:00-11:00 am CST Heartful Living Series Anand Chockalingam, MU associate professor of medicine Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at MU Extension https://extension.missouri.edu/events/-heartful-living-series-hosted-online-by-osher-mizzou
Ongoing: February 18 – April 1, Thursdays 12:00-2:30 pm CST Living a Healthy Life: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Participants gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and learn how their health problems affect their lives MU Extension https://extension.missouri.edu/events/living-a-healthy-life-1610562779
On Demand Fact, Opinion or Misinformation – Strategies for becoming a savvy user of digital media Seth Smith, Public Services Librarian – Project supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO and the Boone County League of Women Voters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIuu0PQJ7EQ&t=522s
On Demand Standing Up For Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement National Women’s History Museum https://www.womenshistory.org/exhibits/standing-up-for-change
On Demand Celebrate the Lunar New Year Virtually Listen, Create, Watch, and Participate in the Zodiac Hunt Nelson-Atkins https://nelson-atkins.org/nelson-atkins-at-home/virtual-lunar-new-year/
On Demand Votes for Missouri Women! Part 1:  Silent protest for Women’s Suffrage in St. Louis at the 1916 Democratic Convention, and Part 2: Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft SHS Exhibit Part 1: Margot McMillen, Author of  The Golden Lane, and Part 2: SHSMO Curator Joan Stack and Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection Curator Jean Parsons, and Collection Manager Nicole Johnston State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/votes-for-mo-women
On Demand White House History Live Various videos:  First Ladies and the National Portrait Gallery; The Cabinet; and more! The White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/rubenstein-center/white-house-history-live
On Demand Beginning Genealogy, Part 1: Getting Started Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/basic-genealogy-pt1?mc_cid=ce47445d01&mc_eid=376db1f8f8
On Demand Beginning Genealogy, Part 2: Online Resources Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/basic-genealogy-pt2
On Demand Beginning Genealogy, Part 3: Censuses Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/basic-genealogy-pt3
On Demand The African American Experience in Missouri – 2019-2020 Series 20 programs such as: A Conversation with Columbians Sehon Williams and Bill Thompson; Nearby Nature in North City St. Louis: Black Residents, Nature, and Contested Green Space State Historical Society of Missouri and the University of Missouri https://shsmo.org/lecture-series/african-american-experience?page=0
On Demand 1918 Flu Epidemic in Missouri: Parts 1 and 2 Kathleen Seale State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/1918-flu
On Demand All About Art: A Virtual Architectural Tour Video Joan Stack State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/all-about-art
On Demand Online Exhibitions Current and past exhibits, including:  Variable Atmospheres: Weather in Art; Pre-Columbian Pottery of Ancient Peru; Missouri Nostalgia – from the Scruggs-Vandervoort-Barney Collection Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri https://maa.missouri.edu/exhibits
On Demand Webinars and Online Events – Future Live Events as well as Past Recordings Past Examples I recommend:  Dan Meers is KC Wolf; Lights, Camera, Action: Chasing Creative Dreams in Hollywood Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://alumlc.org/missouri
On Demand Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri by Dan and Connie Burkhardt (Program is a 10-part series based on this very beautiful book) Professional storytellers and special guests Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/growing-up-with-the-river/


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MURA Sponsored Programs – Spring 2021 and January Picks

MURA Sponsored Programs – January 2021

Date  and Time Program Presenter Host Notes to connect
There are no MURA events this month.
In addition to MURA sponsored programs, consider additional online events available to you for free. These are open to the public, but most require pre-registration. Barbara Schneider is a member of our MURA Program Committee and MURA’s Liaison to the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.

Barbara’s OSHER Picks

January 5, Tuesday, 11:00 am CST Missouri 2021 Presents:  Missouri Crisis and the Struggle for Statehood Steve Belko, Ph.D. and Claire Bruntrager of the Mo Humanities Council and Jeffrey L. Pasley, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/2020/mo2021-presents-jan
January 7, Thursday, 6:00 pm CST Beethoven in America A panel of experts in celebratation of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/beethoven-in-america/
January 12, Tuesday, 6:00-7:00 pm CST Beginning Chess Jason Delpire, Chess Expert Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4729591
January 14, Thursday, 6:00 pm CST Truman and Eisenhower: Presidents of the Heartland Tim Rives, deputy director at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, and Sam Rushay, supervisory archivist at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum Truman Library Institute https://www.trumanlibraryinstitute.org/tli-events/
January 14, Thursday, 7:00-8:00 pm CST A Shot in the Arm: What You Need to Know about the COVID Vaccines Alex Knapp, Senior Editor of Healthcare and Science at Forbes moderates a panel of experts Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology in KC https://www.lindahall.org/event/a-shot-in-the-arm-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-covid-vaccines/
January 14, Thursday, 7:00-8:00 pm CST The Upswing: How American Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again Author Robert D. Putnam and co-Author Shaylyn Romney Garret Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/uniting/
January 15, Friday, 12 noon CST Hats Speak – Exploring Hats Worn by Missourians from the 1890s to the 1950s Stephana Landwehr from the Missouri State Museum Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4729667
January 19, Tuesday, 11:00 am CST Walt Whitman in Washington Kenneth M. Price, Hillegass University Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/whitman-in-washington/
January 21, 1:00 pm CST Basic Genealogy: Finding and Using Vital Records Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/2020/genealogy-vital-records
January 21, Thursday, 6:00-7:15 pm CST Hidden Memory: An American Story of Japanese Americans During WWII Anne Shimojima tells her family story Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4737369
January 25 to February 15 – Mondays, 9:00-11:00 am CST Heartful Living Series Anand Chockalingam, MU associate professor of medicine Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at MU Extension https://extension.missouri.edu/events/-heartful-living-series-hosted-online-by-osher-mizzou
January 27, Wednesday, 11:00 am CST The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship Deborah Willis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/the-black-civil-war-soldier/
January 28, Thursday, 6:00-7:00 pm CST Harmonica Americana Concert Lil Rev – blues, folk, old-time music, Irish tunes and more, featuring the mouth harp, mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo and ukulele Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4741920
On Demand A Tour of the White House A series of videos describing each room of the White House – about 15 minutes. The White House Historical Association https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-vUmS6mblM&list=PLE477DFE835B79966
On Demand Votes for Missouri Women! Part 1:  Silent protest for Women’s Suffrage in St. Louis at the 1916 Democratic Convention, and Part 2: Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft SHS Exhibit Part 1: Margot McMillen, Author of  The Golden Lane, and Part 2: SHSMO Curator Joan Stack and Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection Curator Jean Parsons, and Collection Manager Nicole Johnston State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/votes-for-mo-women
On Demand White House History Live Various videos:  First Ladies and the National Portrait Gallery; The Cabinet; and more! The White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/rubenstein-center/white-house-history-live
On Demand Beginning Genealogy, Part 1: Getting Started Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/basic-genealogy-pt1?mc_cid=ce47445d01&mc_eid=376db1f8f8
On Demand Beginning Genealogy, Part 2: Online Resources Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/basic-genealogy-pt2
On Demand The African American Experience in Missouri – 2019-2020 Series 20 programs such as: A Conversation with Columbians Sehon Williams and Bill Thompson; Nearby Nature in North City St. Louis: Black Residents, Nature, and Contested Green Space State Historical Society of Missouri and the University of Missouri https://shsmo.org/lecture-series/african-american-experience?page=0
On Demand 1918 Flu Epidemic in Missouri: Parts 1 and 2 Kathleen Seale State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/1918-flu
On Demand All About Art: A Virtual Architectural Tour Video Joan Stack State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/all-about-art
On Demand Online Exhibitions Current and past exhibits, including:  Variable Atmospheres: Weather in Art; Pre-Columbian Pottery of Ancient Peru; Missouri Nostalgia – from the Scruggs-Vandervoort-Barney Collection Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri https://maa.missouri.edu/exhibits
On Demand Webinars and Online Events – Future Live Events as well as Past Recordings Past Examples I recommend:  Dan Meers is KC Wolf; Lights, Camera, Action: Chasing Creative Dreams in Hollywood Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://alumlc.org/missouri
On Demand Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri by Dan and Connie Burkhardt (Program is a 10-part series based on this very beautiful book) Professional storytellers and special guests Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/growing-up-with-the-river/
Ongoing – Digital Exhibit Tour Missouri’s Struggle for Statehood Created in consultation with the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy and supported by The Bicentennial Alliance Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.wixsite.com/struggleforstatehood
Ongoing – Monday Mashup Series – 7:00 pm CDT Pre-recorded musical performances of Mizzou faculty and students Past musical recordings available; also, A Conversation with Alex Pickard MU School of Music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVqHQYMI7cP8SE6Z3XDwSjw
Ongoing – Sept 2020 to April 2021 – Second Thursday (Jan 14, 10-11:00 am CST) with past program videos available on website Explore Missouri’s German Heritage January – Take a look at old German working traditions —agriculture, viticulture, brewing beer, building, creating—and the legacy today. Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/explore-missouris-german-heritage/


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MURA Sponsored Programs – Fall 2020 and December Picks

MURA Sponsored Programs – December 2020

Date  and Time Program Presenter Host Notes to connect
December 1, Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 am CST Virtual MURA Breakfast Program: Discovering the Secrets of MU Libraries Special Collections Kelli Hansen, Head of Special Collections and Rare Books, MU Libraries MURA https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/93119523670?pwd=SFl6MzNidWlTc0lNWms2SS9XVWgxQT09
December 11, Friday, 1:30 pm CST MURA/Osher Holiday Social Music, Mizzou Trivia, Sharing Holiday Traditions MURA/Osher Lifelong Learning Institute https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/99769084844
In addition to MURA sponsored programs, consider additional online events available to you for free. These are open to the public, but most require pre-registration. Barbara Schneider is a member of our MURA Program Committee and MURA’s Liaison to the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.

Barbara’s Picks

December 1, Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 pm CST The New Ozarks Literary Renaissance Steve Wiegenstein, author Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4699478
Three-part series: Thursdays, Dec 3, 10, 17, 7:00 pm CST A Deeper Dive: The Pursuit of “Mappiness” (Old maps, GPS, mapping skills) Kelly Johnston has taught mapping at U of Va and now at Drury University Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology in KC https://www.lindahall.org/event/a-deeper-dive-the-pursuit-of-mappiness/
December 7, Monday, 11:00 am CST Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy Larry Tye, author,  in discussion with Don Ritchie, Senate historian National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/demagogue-the-life-and-long-shadow-of-senator-joe-mccarthy/
December 7, Monday, 7:00-8:30 pm. Available thru December on YouTube Channel. Radio Theater: A Christmas Carol Local actors present a live performance Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4698052
December 8 , Tuesday, 9:00 am OR December 10, Thursday, 6:00 pm CST Truman Library Renovation Sneak Peek Behind-the-scenes, virtual tour of the work in progress Truman Library Institute https://www.trumanlibraryinstitute.org/tli-events/
December 8, Tuesday, 11:00 am CST Battle Lines: The Story of WWII through the Editorial Cartoons of Daniel Fitzpatrick Joan Stack, Art Curator State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/2020/battle-lines
December 8, Tuesday, 7:00-7:45 pm CST Poet Walter Bargen Walter Bargen, the first Poet Laureate of Missouri and the award-winning author of 24 books of poetry Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/4699171
December 9, Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm CST Tis the Season for Holiday Plants: History, Culture and Care Audrain County Master Gardener MU Extension https://extension.missouri.edu/events/tis-the-season-for-holiday-plants
December 10, Thurday, 6:00 pm CST His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life Jonathan Alter, author,  in conversation with presidential historian Michael Beschloss. National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/his-very-best/
December 10, Thursday, 6:00 pm CST Holiday Stress: Tips for Engaging With Difficult Family Members – Virtual MU Family Impact Center MU Extension https://extension.missouri.edu/events/holiday-stress-tips-for-engaging-with-difficult-family-members-virtual
December 10, Thursday, 7:00 pm CST Music in the American Wild – American Aviatrix In celebration of the 2020 centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, a program inspired by pioneering women aviators Bessie Coleman and Amelia Earhart. MU School of Music https://music.missouri.edu/event/music-american-wild-american-aviatrix-0
December 16, Wednesday, 12:00 noon CST Dan Meers is KC Wolf Dan Meers (Mizzou BJ, BA ’90) on his experience playing the role of KC Wolf for nearly three decades. Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://www.mizzou.com/s/1002/alumni/19/interior.aspx?sid=1002&gid=1001&pgid=11196&cid=24069&ecid=24069&crid=0&calpgid=10006&calcid=19426
December 16, Wednesday, 12:00 noon CST Citizen Science and Bird Watching in the City Charles Nilon, PhD, William J. Rucker Professor in Fisheries and Wildlife at CAFNR Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology in KC https://www.lindahall.org/event/citizen-science-and-bird-watching-in-the-city/
December 17, Thursday, 6:00 pm CST Home for the Holidays with the Trumans Doug Richardson, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services at the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site Truman Library Institute https://www.trumanlibraryinstitute.org/tli-events/
On Demand Votes for Missouri Women! Part 1:  Silent protest for Women’s Suffrage in St. Louis at the 1916 Democratic Convention, and Part 2: Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft SHS Exhibit Part 1: Margot McMillen, Author of  The Golden Lane, and Part 2: SHSMO Curator Joan Stack and Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection Curator Jean Parsons, and Collection Manager Nicole Johnston State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/votes-for-mo-women
On Demand White House History Live Various videos:  The Syphax Family in the President’s Neighborhood; Slavery at the White House: Five Untold Stories; and more! The White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/rubenstein-center/white-house-history-live
On Demand Beginning Genealogy, Part 1: Getting Started Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/basic-genealogy-pt1?mc_cid=ce47445d01&mc_eid=376db1f8f8
On Demand Beginning Genealogy, Part 2: Online Resources Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/basic-genealogy-pt2
On Demand The African American Experience in Missouri – 2019-2020 Series 20 programs such as: A Conversation with Columbians Sehon Williams and Bill Thompson; Nearby Nature in North City St. Louis: Black Residents, Nature, and Contested Green Space State Historical Society of Missouri and the University of Missouri https://shsmo.org/lecture-series/african-american-experience?page=0
On Demand 1918 Flu Epidemic in Missouri: Parts 1 and 2 Kathleen Seale State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/1918-flu
On Demand All About Art: A Virtual Architectural Tour Video Joan Stack State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/on-demand/all-about-art
On Demand Online Exhibitions Current and past exhibits, including:  American Women Artists Since the Vote; Pre-Columbian Pottery of Ancient Peru; Missouri Nostalgia – from the Scruggs-Vandervoort-Barney Collection Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri https://maa.missouri.edu/exhibits
On Demand Webinars and Online Events – Future Live Events as well as Past Recordings Past Examples I recommend:  Lights, Camera, Action: Chasing Creative Dreams in Hollywood; I’m Gerald Ford and You’re Not: Saturday Night Live and the American Presidency (Bill Horner, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor) Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://alumlc.org/missouri
On Demand Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri by Dan and Connie Burkhardt (Program is a 10-part series based on this very beautiful book) Professional storytellers and special guests Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/growing-up-with-the-river/
Ongoing – Digital Exhibit Tour Missouri’s Struggle for Statehood Created in consultation with the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy and supported by The Bicentennial Alliance Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.wixsite.com/struggleforstatehood
Ongoing – Monday Mashup Series – 7:00 pm CDT Pre-recorded musical performances of Mizzou faculty and students Live Dec 7 and 14 MU School of Music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVqHQYMI7cP8SE6Z3XDwSjw
Ongoing – Sept 2020 to April 2021 – Second Thursday (Dec 10, 10-11:00 am CST) with past program videos available on website Explore Missouri’s German Heritage Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/explore-missouris-german-heritage/

2020 Program Archive

MURA Home for the Holidays – December 11, 2020

 

We are tweaking our traditional Holiday Social this year, and invite you to join us for fun, music, trivia, and sharing of holiday traditions, old and new. Home for the Holidays means something different this year. We may not be “going” home, but as we “stay” home we will find joy and satisfaction in new ways.

Who doesn’t love giving gifts at holiday time? MURA’s tradition of a gift raffle is changing this year, and supporting the Tiger Pantry is a way we can “gift” to help our campus community. “To feed hungry Tigers in need” has been the purpose of Tiger Pantry since its inception in 2012, and is ever more important during this pandemic era. An auxiliary of the Central and Northeast Missouri Food Bank, the Pantry offers food resources and education to student, staff and faculty. Consider making a holiday donation in one of two ways:

  • Make checks payable to “University of Missouri” with “Attn: Tiger Pantry MURA/Osher Fundraiser” on the front and mail to: Tiger Pantry – 2500 MU Student Center Columbia MO 65211. If questions–tigerpantry@missouri.edu.
  • Online at: https://mizzougivedirect.missouri.edu/fund.aspx?item_id=90. Be sure to put “MURA/Osher Fundraiser” in the box labeled “Please share with us why you are giving.”

Come dressed in your holiday finest, ready to share your favorite holiday tradition (or a funny holiday story) and experience the joy and warmth of friendship in a new way.

 

Here’s the Zoom link:
https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/99769084844;

Meeting ID: 997 6908 4844;

Phone: +1 312 626 6799

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