MURA Sponsored Programs – Spring 2022 and February Picks

MURA Sponsored Programs – February 2022

Date  and Time Program Presenter Host Notes to connect
February 1, Tuesday, 8:30 Online via Zoom only (no in-person breakfast this month – invite an MU retiree who is not yet a member of MURA to join our Zoom!) Conversations at the Crossroads: Scholarly Discussions of Race, Citizenship, and Justice S. David Mitchell, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship and Justice MU Retirees Association Breakfast Meeting – No registration required. Zoom link will be provided in a MURA email.
March 1, Tuesday, 8:30 Online via Zoom; In-person to be determined Recent Evacuee and Refugee Resettlement in Mid-Missouri Samantha Moog, MA, LCSW, Director of Refugee Services at Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) MU Retirees Association Breakfast Meeting – Registration information in MURA Bi-weekly Email Update.
Notes:  Zoom links will be sent in an email after required registration.  If you do not have Internet, use your telephone to listen to the speaker.
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. Many are recorded for future viewing.  Barbara Schneider is a member of our MURA Program Committee and MURA’s Liaison to the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.

Barbara’s Picks

Book Club – The Seven Wonders: A Novel of the Ancient World, by Steven Saylor Film Discussion: Feb 9, Wednesday, 2:00 pm     Book Discussion: Feb 24, Thursday, 12:15 pm Speaker: Murder and Mystery Around the Mediterranean – Prof David Schenker – Feb 16, Wednesday, 5:30 pm CST Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri (everyone welcome) https://maa.missouri.edu/
February 1, Tuesday, 4:00 pm CST Interpreting African-American History in the President’s Neighborhood Historians Lina Mann and Sarah Fling, and Stephen E. Hammond, an independent historian who  is a descendant of Nancy Syphax, a woman who was enslaved at Decatur House White House Historical Association – History Live (on YouTube or Facebook) https://www.whitehousehistory.org/events/whhl-interpreting-african-american-history-presidents-neighborhood
February 1, Tuesday, 6:30 pm CST Fashion from Africa to African American Shannon Johnson, Fashion Studies Instructor at the College of DuPage Bloomingdale, IL Public Library https://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=BLOOM&EventID=6756463&sw=1366
February 2, Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 pm CST John C. and Jesse Frémont: “The Pathfinder” and his Wife Missouri State Museum interpretive aide Clinton Flowers Missouri State Museum (do not have to be a member of Facebook to view this program) https://facebook.com/MissouriStateMuseum/
February 3, Thursday, noon-1:00 pm CST The MU Student Army Training Corps and the 1918 Flu Dr. Carolyn Orbann, MU School of Health Professions University of Missouri Honors College https://honors.missouri.edu/fls/
February 3, Thursday, 7:00 pm CST Frankenstein: 200 Years of Mary Shelly’s Monster Curator Stephen Rueff and Toy Collector David Barnhill Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City https://www.mymcpl.org/events/73783/frankenstein-200-years-mary-shellys-monster-zoom
February 7, Monday, 9:00 pm CST Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series 1940-1941 Sherrill Koopot, docent with the Phoenix Art Museum Friends of the Alameda CA Free Library https://alamedafriends.com/event/friends-home-art-docent-webinar-jacob-lawrence-the-migration-series-1940-1941/?instance_id=125
February 8, Tuesday, 6:30 pm CST Chess: Opening Moves Jason Delpire Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/6051195
February 8, Tuesday, 7:00 pm CST The Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier Author and retired Kansas City Police Detective Gary Jenkins Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City https://www.mymcpl.org/events/72036/underground-railroad-western-frontier-zoom
February 9, Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm CST The Beatles’ White Album Aaron Krerowicz Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City https://www.mymcpl.org/events/73786/beatles-white-album-zoom
February 10, Thursday, noon CST Caring for Someone With Dementia: Your Physical Health (first in a series of four sessions)  Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri Chapter Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/6051515
February 11, Friday, 4:00-5:15 CST Cooking by the Book: Valentine’s Chocolates at Home Learn to make chocolate-covered caramel candies by tempering chocolate and using silicone molds Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/6084520
February 15, Tuesday, 1:00 pm CST Missouri Trailblazers: Rose O’Neill, Creator of the Kewpie Presented by the Missouri State Museum Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/6055270
February 17, Thursday, noon CST His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation Author Diana Schaub National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/his-greatest-speeches-how-lincoln-moved-the-nation/
February 17, Thursday, 2:00 pm CST Negro League Baseball: The Deep Roots of African Americans in America’s Great Game Author Kevin L. Mitchell Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City https://www.mymcpl.org/events/73887/negro-league-baseball-deep-roots-african-americans-americas-great-game-zoom
February 17, Thursday, 6:30-8:00 pm CST (in-person) Winter Paint-Along Lisa Franko from Access Arts will teach basic techniques of acrylic painting Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/6056633
February 17, Thursday, 7:00 pm CST Art, Race, and Thomas Hart Benton Steve Sitton Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City https://www.mymcpl.org/events/73878/art-race-and-thomas-hart-benton-zoom
February 21, Monday, 7:00 pm CST Paul Laurence Dunbar Alive Re-enactment by internationally known storyteller Mitch Capel Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/6056922
February 22, Tuesday, 3:00 pm CST Exploring Black Health and Wellness through a Collection of Historical Images Joan Stack, art curator State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/events/2022/black-health-wellness-historical-images
February 23, Wednesday, 4:00 CST A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House Author Jonathan W White National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/african-american-visitors-to-the-lincoln-white-house/
February 23, Wednesday, 7:00-8:15 pm CST Founding Mothers: Establishing Library Services in Columbia Tim Dollens, library staff genealogist and amateur historian Co-Sponsors: Daniel Boone Regional Library and League of Women Voters, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/6075919
February 25, Friday, 9:00 pm CST Author Webinar: The Bad Muslim Discount Syed Masood, first-generation immigrant and practicing attorney Friends of the Alameda CA Free Library https://alamedafriends.com/event/friends-home-author-webinar-syed-masood-discusses-the-bad-muslim-discount/?instance_id=127
February 28, Monday, 6:30-8:00 pm CST The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Historian Jim Gibbons Bloomingdale, IL Public Library https://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=BLOOM&EventID=6707722&sw=1366
Podcast The 1600 Sessions (Over 50 episodes) Including: U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corps; Freemasons and the White House; and lots more! White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/1600-sessions
Podcast Our Missouri (over 50 episodes; new episodes posted twice a month) Join host Sean Rost as he engages with experts and scholars on a variety of topics related to the state’s complex history and culture. State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/our-missouri
On Demand Learn About Medicare and Medicaid Informational Video Series: Parts of Medicare; Your Choices; Open Enrollment; Preventing Fraud, etc Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Government (.gov) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChHTRPxz8awulGaTMh3SAkA
On Demand Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration: Joy as an Act of Resistance Inspired by photographs of Dr. King by Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Moneta Sleet Jr. that embody the concept of joy as an act of resistance. Local Black performing artists, Robert Crenshaw, Alicia Revé, and Freeman Word, will respond to the photographs from the Museum’s collection through dance, music, and spoken word. St Louis Art Museum https://www.slam.org/event/2022-virtual-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-freedom-celebration-joy-as-an-act-of-resistance/
On Demand “The Terrors and Trials of War”: The Civil War Papers of Henry and Cimbaline Fike Jeremy Neely, assistant professor of history at Missouri State University, and recent MSU graduate Trevor Martin State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/on-demand/mhr-author-series/fike-civil-war-papers

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Annual Business Meeting – March 17, 2022

The annual business meeting of the MU Retirees Association will be held on Saturday, March 17th, 2015 at the Country Club of Missouri, 1300 Woodrail Ave, Columbia, MO 65203.  The meeting will include the election of officers, a report by Art Jago on the member survey, and a featured research update program on TigerPlace.  The meeting will also be sponsored by TigerPlace.

9:30-10:00 a.m. In-person Social

10:00-12:00 a.m. Business Meeting for in-person and online attendees

While the Annual Meeting is offered without a cost, we are encouraging registration of in-person attendees to help us know how much food and beverages to order and to help ensure we can continue appropriate distancing.

Online attendees do not need to preregister. We will post the link closer to the meeting time.

 

MURA Sponsored Programs – Spring 2022 and January Picks

MURA Sponsored Programs – January 2022 – Updated

Date  and Time Program Presenter Host Notes to connect
February 1, Tuesday, 8:30 Online via Zoom only (no in-person breakfast this month) Conversations at the Crossroads: Scholarly Discussions of Race, Citizenship, and Justice S. David Mitchell, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship and Justice MU Retirees Association Breakfast Meeting – No registration required. Zoom link will be provided in a MURA email.
Notes:  Zoom links will be sent in an email after required registration.  If you do not have Internet, use your telephone to listen to the speaker.
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. Many are recorded for future viewing if you are not able to attend the original presentation.  Barbara Schneider is a member of our MURA Program Committee and MURA’s Liaison to the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.

Barbara’s Picks

January 18, Tuesday, 11:00 am CST Our Emotional Attachment to Stuff: Decluttering Strategies that Make It Easy to Let Go Dana K. White, Wall Street Journal bestselling author and a Decluttering Expert Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://alumlc.org/missouri/11628
January 18, Tuesday, 1:00 pm CST Missouri Trailblazers: Joe Penny, freedman from Kentucky who founded Pennytown, an historic black hamlet located eight miles southeast of Marshall, MO Missouri State Museum Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/5910497
January 18, Tuesday, 7:00 pm CST Sleep Disorders Michael Bajkowski Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City https://www.mymcpl.org/events/71063/sleep-disorders-zoom
Wednesday, January 19, noon CST The Shattering: America in the 1960s Author Kevin Boyle in conversation will be Suzanne E. Smith, professor of history at George Mason University. National Archives Foundation https://www.archivesfoundation.org/event/the-shattering/
January 19, Wednesday, 7:00 pm CST Brothers Against Brothers: The Civella Spero War of the 1970’s in KC Gary Jenkins, retired Kansas City detective Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City https://www.mymcpl.org/events/70936/brothers-against-brothers-civella-spero-war-zoom
January 19, Wednesday, 9:00 pm Author Webinar: Technically Food: Inside Silicon Valley’s Mission to Change What We Eat Larissa Zimberoff, investigative reporter and author Friends of the Alameda CA Free Library https://alamedafriends.com/event/friends-home-author-webinar-larissa-zimberoff-discusses-technically-food-inside-silicon-valleys-mission-to-change-what-we-eat/?instance_id=124
January 22, Saturday, 10:30-11:30 am CST A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War Dr. Patricia Fara, Cambridge University and President of the British Society for the History of Science from 2016-18 Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology, Kansas City. Co-sponsored by National WWI Museum and Memorial. https://www.lindahall.org/event/a-lab-of-ones-own-science-and-suffrage-in-the-first-world-war/
January 22, Saturday, 2:00 pm CST Proud To Be: Writing by American Warriors Military voices from across the nation Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/event/proud-to-be-10-virtual-book-reading/
January 24, Monday, 6:30 pm CST Groundbreaking Musicals Steven Frenzel, retired teacher and film enthusiast Bloomingdale, IL Public Library https://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=BLOOM&EventID=6730912&sw=1366
January 24, Monday, 7:00-8:15 pm CST Crown Crafted Concert Series: Enrique Chi and Juan Carlos Chaurand Afro-Latino rhythms and psychedelic rock’n’roll riffs for a high-energy concert experience Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City https://www.mymcpl.org/events/72554/crown-crafted-concert-series-enrique-chi-and-juan-carlos-chaurand-making-movies
January 25, Tuesday, 12:00 noon CST Show-Me Paleontology: A New Dinosaur Discovery in Missouri Dr. Peter Makovicky, paleontologist and professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology, Kansas City https://www.lindahall.org/event/show-me-paleontology-a-new-dinosaur-discovery-in-missouri/
January 25, Tuesday, 4:00 pm CST Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery Weekly virtual creative writing hour National Portrait Gallery https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904
January 26, Wednesday, noon CDT Watching Darkness Fall: FDR, His Ambassadors, and the Rise of Adolf Hitler Author David McKean National Archives Foundation https://www.archivesfoundation.org/event/watching-darkness-fall/
January 27, Thursday, 4:00 pm CST The Names of John Gergen: Immigrant Identities in Early Twentieth-Century St. Louis Benjamin Moore, author and Professor Emeritus of English and Founder and former Director of the Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University in St. Louis University of Missouri Libraries and University of Missouri Press https://libcal.missouri.edu/event/8704671
January 27, Thursday, 7:00 pm CST Downsize & Declutter without the Dumpster Learn how to responsibly dispose of everything to minimize your impact on the planet Blue Island Public Library, Illinois https://blueislandlibrary.org/events/downsize-declutter-without-the-dumpster
Sunday, January 30, 1:30-3:00 pm CST Winter Garden Forum Kelly McGowan, MU Extension, will talk about growing lavender in Missouri. Matthew Dolan, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, will discuss growing fruit trees in your backyard. Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/5920208
January 31, Monday, 6:30-7:45 pm CST Icy Worlds All Over the Solar System Michelle Nichols, Astroeducator Bloomingdale, IL Public Library https://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=BLOOM&EventID=6720013&sw=1366
In-Person – January 19 and 26, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm CST Still-Life Drawing for Beginners Lisa Franko from Access Arts Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/5926749
Podcast Hungry for MO (highlights Missouri cuisine) Co-hosted by Jenny Vergara, foodie and freelance writer, and Natasha Bailey, a chef, cheesemaker, and home gardener Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/hungryformo/
Podcast The 1600 Sessions (Over 50 episodes) Including: Voices From a Night at the MET, History of White House Christmas Ornaments; and lots more! White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/1600-sessions
Podcast Our Missouri (over 50 episodes; new episodes posted twice a month) Join host Sean Rost as he engages with experts and scholars on a variety of topics related to the state’s complex history and culture. State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/our-missouri
On Demand Learn About Medicare and Medicaid Informational Video Series: Parts of Medicare; Your Choices; Open Enrollment; Preventing Fraud, etc Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Government (.gov) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChHTRPxz8awulGaTMh3SAkA
On Demand (available January 17-December 31, 2022) Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration: Joy as an Act of Resistance Inspired by photographs of Dr. King by Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Moneta Sleet Jr. that embody the concept of joy as an act of resistance. Local Black performing artists, Robert Crenshaw, Alicia Revé, and Freeman Word, will respond to the photographs from the Museum’s collection through dance, music, and spoken word. St Louis Art Museum https://www.slam.org/event/2022-virtual-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-freedom-celebration-joy-as-an-act-of-resistance/
On Demand My Missouri Lecture 2021 – Norm Stewart Norm Stewart reflects on what being a Missourian has meant to him State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/lecture-series/my-missouri/norm-stewart-2021
On Demand Native Americans and the White House Essays, videos, photos and programs about the history of Native Americans at the White House, and their impact on the presidency. The White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/collections/native-americans-and-the-white-house
On Demand Missouri 2021 Bicentennial Presents Virtual series highlighting Missouri bicentennial commemorations: history, art, music, legends, quilts, and travel. State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/on-demand/missouri-2021-presents?mc_cid=1eb75504ba&mc_eid=376db1f8f8
On Demand Webinars and Online Events – Past Recordings Past Examples I recommend: Research Like a Pro: Discovering Your Family’s History in 30 Minutes a Day; and more! Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://alumlc.org/missouri/archive
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 Basic Genealogy Series Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/on-demand#basic-genealogy
On Demand The African American Experience in Missouri – 2019-2020 Series 20 programs such as: A Conversation with Columbians Sehon Williams and Bill Thompson; #SayHerName: Black Women and State Violence in the Case of Missouri v. Celia, A Slave, and more. State Historical Society of Missouri and the University of Missouri https://shsmo.org/lecture-series/african-american-experience?page=0
On Demand Online Exhibitions Current and past exhibits, including: Gemstones of Antiquity; Objectified: The Female Form and the Male Gaze ; and more! Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri https://maa.missouri.edu/exhibits
On Demand Uniting a Polarized Nation Lectures, film, book discussions Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/uniting/
On Demand Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri by Dan and Connie Burkhardt Professional storytellers and special guests. 10-part series based on this very beautiful book. Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/growing-up-with-the-river/
On Demand Explore Missouri’s German Heritage 8-part series on history of German immigration and the continuing culture of Germans in Missouri Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/explore-missouris-german-heritage/

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MURA Breakfast Meeting, February 1, 2022

Co-sponsored with Central Bank and Central Trust Company

S. David Mitchell, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship and Justice – Conversations at the Crossroads:  Scholarly Discussions of Race, Citizenship, and Justice.

Feb 1 MURA Breakfast; Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 am — FREE and without pre-registration

Professor Mitchell is an interdisciplinary scholar. He examines the criminal justice system using a sociological lens specifically focusing on the collateral consequences of sentencing; ex-offender reentry and reintegration; and felon disenfranchisement. His other scholarship includes articles on zero-tolerance policies, and the retroactive application of laws. He has served on numerous academic and public panels and been interviewed and quoted in a variety of news outlets.

He is a member of the American Law Institute. He is a member of the Missouri State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, serving as Chair from 2016-2017, and has served as a Missouri Supreme Court Faculty Fellow. Mitchell has been recognized for his teaching and service as a recipient of the Gold Chalk Award; the Legion of Black Collegians Minority Faculty and Staff Appreciation Award; the 2014-2015 Lloyd L. Gaines Scholarship Banquet Honoree; the MU President’s Community Engagement Award; and the Missouri Lawyer’s Media Diversity and Inclusion Award. Professor Mitchell was also recently inducted into the Rollins Society at the University of Missouri.

NOTE: MURA will not hold an in-person breakfast on February 1. Consequently, there will be no registration or charge for the zoom webinar.  A link will be sent to members prior to the event.

MURA Sponsored Programs – Fall 2021 and December Picks

MURA Sponsored Programs – December 2021

Date  and Time Program Presenter Host Notes to connect
December 1, Wednesday, 10:30-1:00 pm CST Holiday Luncheon Holiday music, gift-basket raffle to benefit Tiger Pantry, Trivia Quiz, and more! MU Retirees Association Holiday Inn Executive Center – In-person
December 7, Tuesday,  8:00-9:30 am at Country Club of Missouri – OR – 8:30 Online via Zoom History on the Plate: Fulbright Research in West Bengal Nina Mukerjee Furstenau, Author, Journalist, Editor of FoodStory book series MU Retirees Association Breakfast Meeting Hybrid Format – Registration information in MURA Bi-weekly Email Update
Notes:  Zoom links will be sent in an email after required registration.  If you do not have Internet, use your telephone to listen to the speaker.
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. Many are recorded for future viewing if you are not able to attend the original presentation.  Barbara Schneider is a member of our MURA Program Committee and MURA’s Liaison to the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.

Barbara’s Picks

In-person:  December 7, Tuesday, 7:00-8:15 pm CST Historic Movie Theaters of Columbia Local author Dianna Borsi O’Brien Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/5813052
In-Person, Livestreams, and On Demand University of Missouri School of Music https://music.missouri.edu/events/upcoming University of Missouri School of Music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVqHQYMI7cP8SE6Z3XDwSjw
On Demand Giving Thanks at the White House A Quiet Holiday; Turkey Traditions; 1920’s: An Abundance of Turkeys The White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/collections/giving-thanks-at-the-white-house
On Demand Learn About Medicare and Medicaid Informational Video Series: Parts of Medicare; Your Choices; Open Enrollment; Preventing Fraud, etc Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Government (.gov) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChHTRPxz8awulGaTMh3SAkA
December 1, Wednesday, 11:00 am CST Research Like a Pro: Discovering Your Family’s History in 30 Minutes a Day Diana Elder, accredited genealogist and author Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://alumlc.org/missouri/11103
December 2, Thursday, 4:30 pm CST Madeline at the White House John Bemelmans Marciano fulfilled the vision of his grandfather and Mrs. Kennedy The White House Historical Association – History Happy Hour https://www.whitehousehistory.org/events/history-happy-hour-madeline-at-the-white-house
December 6, Monday, 6:30 pm CST Midcentury Christmas: Fads and Fun from 1945 to 1970 Historian Leslie Goddard Bloomingdale, IL Public Library https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/popevent.cfm?curOrg=BLOOM&curMode=LOGIN&curHelp=&eID=6707702&thisDate=NO_DATE
December 7, Tuesday, 4:00 pm CST Lafayette: A Hero of Two Worlds Mike Duncan, history podcaster and author The White House History Association – History Live https://www.whitehousehistory.org/events/whhl-lafayette-a-hero-of-two-worlds
December 9, Thursday, noon-1:00 pm CST Art Speaks: (Re)Framing Weimar’s New Woman and Modern Life in the Metropolis Cait Lore, Cinema St. Louis film educator and festival programmer, and film instructor at Webster Universit St Louis Art Museum https://www.slam.org/event/art-speaks-re-framing-weimars-new-woman-modern-life-in-the-metropolis/
December 9, Thursday, 6:00 pm CST The Supreme Court and the Peril of Politics Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer discusses his recently published book, followed by a panel discussion National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/the-supreme-court-and-the-peril-of-politics/
December 9, Thursday, 7:00 pm CST (then available on YouTube thru Jan 3) Guitar soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility Hiroya Tsukamoto Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/5808454
December 13, Monday, 6:30-7:30 pm CST Gustav Klimt and the Woman in Gold Art Historian Jeff Mishur Bloomingdale, IL Public Library https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/popevent.cfm?curOrg=BLOOM&curMode=LOGIN&curHelp=&eID=6714069&thisDate=NO_DATE
December 14, 7:00 pm CST Twas the Night Before Christmas: American Traditions Martina Mathisen Blue Island Public Library, Illinois https://blueislandlibrary.org/events/twas-the-night-before-christmas-american-christmas-traditions
December 17, Friday, 1:00-1:15 pm CST (or later on YouTube) Scan Me! The whats, whys, and hows of QR Codes! Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City https://www.mymcpl.org/events/70983/scan-me-mcpl360
December 21, Tuesday, 7:00-7:45 pm CST Frosty Morning: The Sounds of Christmas Holiday favorites on Hammered Dulcimer and Guitar Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City https://www.mymcpl.org/events/70933/frosty-morning-sounds-christmas-mcpl360
Podcast The 1600 Sessions (Over 50 episodes) Including: U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corps; Freemasons and the White House; and lots more! White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/1600-sessions
Podcast Our Missouri (over 50 episodes; new episodes posted twice a month) Join host Sean Rost as he engages with experts and scholars on a variety of topics related to the state’s complex history and culture. State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/our-missouri
On Demand Native Americans and the White House Essays, videos, photos and programs about the history of Native Americans at the White House, and their impact on the presidency. The White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/collections/native-americans-and-the-white-house
On Demand Missouri 2021 Bicentennial Presents Virtual series highlighting Missouri bicentennial commemorations: history, art, music, legends, quilts, and travel. State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/on-demand/missouri-2021-presents?mc_cid=1eb75504ba&mc_eid=376db1f8f8
On Demand Webinars and Online Events – Past Recordings Past Examples I recommend:  Spot the Robot Dog and Team ; Crypto 101: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Geniuses, and Scoundrels; and more! Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://alumlc.org/missouri/archive
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 Basic Genealogy Series Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/on-demand#basic-genealogy
On Demand The African American Experience in Missouri – 2019-2020 Series 20 programs such as: Charlie Parker’s Life and Music in KC; Nearby Nature in North City St Louis State Historical Society of Missouri and the University of Missouri https://shsmo.org/lecture-series/african-american-experience?page=0
On Demand Online Exhibitions Current and past exhibits, including:  15 Minutes of Warhol; Variable Atmospheres – Weather in Art; and more! Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri https://maa.missouri.edu/exhibits
On Demand Uniting a Polarized Nation Lectures, film, book discussions Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/uniting/
On Demand Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri by Dan and Connie Burkhardt Professional storytellers and special guests. 10-part series based on this very beautiful book. Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/growing-up-with-the-river/
On Demand Explore Missouri’s German Heritage 8-part series on history of German immigration and the continuing culture of Germans in Missouri Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/explore-missouris-german-heritage/

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MURA Breakfast Meeting, December 7, 2021

Guest Speaker: Nina Furstenau, Author, Journalist, Editor of FoodStory book series – History on the Plate: Fulbright Research in West BengalRegistration for the in-person breakfast closes on November 29 or when the cap has been reached.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. for in-person breakfast at the Country Club of Missouri on Forum Blvd:

 

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.or the Zoom webinar:

We will continue to take health precautions for in-person breakfasts:

  • Requiring masks of guests and service staff at all times unless seated at a dining table
  • Eating and drinking only when seated
  • Social distancing with dining tables: number of persons per table and table spacing
  • Capping registration for in-person breakfasts
  • Modifying buffet line to include social distancing, use of provided hand sanitizer, and mask wearing

NOTE: Beginning this September, MURA will charge $5 for live, virtual presentations via Zoom. If in-person breakfasts are not offered due to COVID, the virtual presentation webinars are at no cost.

Pre-registration and payment for the breakfast must be received by Monday, November 29, 2021. If you have paid for the in-person breakfast and find that you are unable to attend, you may watch the webinar via the Zoom link. The link will be sent to all registrants the day before the meeting. While there are no refunds, the paid reservation for the in-person breakfast is transferable to someone else for this breakfast event only.

MURA Sponsored Programs – Fall 2021 and November Picks

 

MURA Sponsored Programs – November 2021

Date  and Time Program Presenter Host Notes to connect
November 2, Tuesday, 8:00-9:30 am at Country Club of Missouri – OR – 8:30 Online via Zoom Update on MU NextGen Precision Health Institute Richard J. Barohn, MD, Executive Director, NextGen Precision Health Institute at MU MU Retirees Association Breakfast Meeting Hybrid Format – Registration information in MURA Bi-weekly Email Update
December 1, Wednesday, 10:30-1:00 pm CST Holiday Luncheon Holiday music, gift-basket raffle to benefit Tiger Pantry, Trivia Quiz, and more! MU Retirees Association Holiday Inn Executive Center – In-person
December 7, Tuesday,  8:00-9:30 am at Country Club of Missouri – OR – 8:30 Online via Zoom History on the Plate: Fulbright Research in West Bengal Nina Mukerjee Furstenau, Author, Journalist, Editor of FoodStory book series MU Retirees Association Breakfast Meeting Hybrid Format – Registration information in MURA Bi-weekly Email Update
Notes:  Zoom links will be sent in an email after required registration.  If you do not have Internet, use your telephone to listen to the speaker.
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. Many are recorded for future viewing if you are not able to attend the original presentation.  Barbara Schneider is a member of our MURA Program Committee and MURA’s Liaison to the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.

Barbara’s Picks

On Demand Learn About Medicare and Medicaid Informational Video Series: Parts of Medicare; Your Choices; Open Enrollment; Preventing Fraud, etc Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Government (.gov) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChHTRPxz8awulGaTMh3SAkA
On Demand – For Halloween All Hallows’ Eve Haunts & Traditions Series of photos, videos and stories of Halloween in the White House Throughout the Years The White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/collections/all-hallows-eve
In-person, outside – November 4, 5 and 6 at 6:30-7:30 pm CT each evening Museum Without Walls Projections on the west-facing façade of MU’s Agricultural Building will show art along with text by students and Museum staff University of Missouri Artist-in-Residence and Museum of Art & Archaeology https://maa.missouri.edu/events/family-events/artist-residence-air-and-museum-art-and-archaeology-outdoor-projection-event
November 1, Monday, 6:30 pm CDT Uncovering Egypt Nancy McCully, retired librarian and world traveller Bloomingdale, IL Public Library https://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=BLOOM&EventID=6714216&sw=1366
November 2, Tuesday, 6:00 pm CDT National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWri): YOU can Write! Sam Westhoe, NaNoWri municipal liaison and local author Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/5699940
November 2, Tuesday, 6:00 pm CDT Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II Presented in partnership with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Christian Blauvelt, author of Hollywood Victory, will be in conversation will be TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz. Excerpts from the National Archives’ motion picture holdings will be presented. National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/moviesstarsandstoriesofwwii/
November 3, Wednesday, 10:00 am CDT Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present Adrienne Keene, author, educator, podcaster, and citizen of the Cherokee Nation National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/notable-native-people-50-indigenous-leaders-dreamers-and-changemakers-from-past-and-present-by-adrienne-keene/
November 3, Wednesday, 5:00 pm CDT Cokie Roberts: A Life Well Lived Steve Roberts, author. Steve and Cokie’s daughter, author Rebecca Boggs Roberts, will join her father in conversation. National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/cokie-a-life-well-lived/
November 4, Thursday, noon, CDT Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: A Century of Honor Philip Bigler, historian and author National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/tomb-of-the-unknown-soldier-a-century-of-honor/
November 4, Thursday, 7:00 pm CDT Skywatching With Your Eyes Michelle Nichols, Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL Blue Island Public Library, Illinois https://blueislandlibrary.org/events/skywatching-using-your-eyes
November 7, Sunday, 2:00 pm CST Daniel Boone, the Great Pathfinder Theme tour led by docent Valerie Hammons Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri – Email Christiane Quinn at ChrisMO@juno.com for link https://maa.missouri.edu/events/family-events/art-book-club-docent-led-theme-tour
November 8, Monday, 6:30 pm CST King Tut – Art & Archaeology from the Time of the New Kingdom Art Historian Jeff Mishur Bloomingdale, IL Public Library https://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=BLOOM&EventID=6714050&sw=1366
November 9, Tuesday, 4:00 pm CST Hiding in Plain Sight – Lady Bird Johnson New York Times bestselling author Julia Sweig White House Historical Association – History Live https://www.whitehousehistory.org/events/whhl-hiding-in-plain-sight-lady-bird-johnson
November 10, Wednesday, 6:30 pm CST Science on Wheels Scientists from MU discuss their research in a wide variety of subject areas Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/5707767
November 11, Thursday, 12 noon, CST Dementia Conversations: Doctor Visits Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri Chapter Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/5607762
November 11, Thursday, 7:00 pm CST Autoharp and Mountain Dulcimer Concert Karen Mueller Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/5714918
November 15, Monday, 6:30 pm CST Pluto Revealed Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols, Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL Bloomingdale, IL Public Library https://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=BLOOM&EventID=6699800&sw=1366
November 16, Tuesday, noon, CST Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson, and a Descendant’s Search for Her Family’s Lasting Legacy Author Gayle Jessup White, a Black descendant of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings’ family National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/sally-hemings-thomas-jefferson-and-a-descendants-search-for-her-familys-lasting-legacy-with-gayle-jessup-white-and-annette-gordon-reed/
November 16, Tuesday, 7:00 pm CST Introduction to Investing in Stocks Hanna Klachko, member of a local investment club and representative of the Kansas City chapter of Better Investing Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/5718791
November 17, Wednesday, 11:00 am CST Crypto 101: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Geniuses, and Scoundrels Jeff John Roberts, author, journalist, and lawyer Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://alumlc.org/missouri/10779
November 17, Wednesday, 4:30 pm CST “The Black Man’s President”: Abraham Lincoln, African Americans, and the Pursuit of Racial Equality Susan Page will host a conversation with author Michael Burlingame of the University of Illinois Springfield White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/events/white-house-history-with-susan-page-the-black-mans-president-abraham-lincoln-african-americans-and-the-pursuit-of-racial-equality
November 17, Wednesday, 7:00 pm CST Digital Literacy in the Era of Social Media Library staff will explore the current digital landscape and offer smart strategies for navigating the constant flow of information Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO https://events.dbrl.org/event/5719035
November 18, Thursday, 7:00 pm CST The Sporting Events That Changed America Author Martin Gitlin presents stories, footage from history, trivia questions, and a Q&A Blue Island Public Library, Illinois https://blueislandlibrary.org/events/the-sporting-events-that-changed-america
November 19, Friday, 1:00 CST The Measure of a Man: The Relevance of Daniel Boone in Today’s Ever Shifting Landscape William Ray, lead interpreter of the Historic Daniel Boone Home Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri – Email Christiane Quinn at ChrisMO@juno.com for link https://maa.missouri.edu/events/family-events/abc-invited-speaker-measure-man-relevance-daniel-boone-todays-ever-shifting
November 23, Tuesday, noon CST Our First Civil War: Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands National Archives Foundation https://archivesfoundation.org/event/our-first-civil-war-patriots-and-loyalists-in-the-american-revolution/
November 30, Tuesday, 6:00-7:15 CST Ida B. Wells: A Chicago Stories Special documentary screening The program tells her story through interviews with her descendants and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones Blue Island Public Library, Illinois https://blueislandlibrary.org/events/ida-b-wells-a-chicago-stories-special-screening
Podcast The 1600 Sessions (Over 50 episodes) Including: U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corps; Freemasons and the White House; and lots more! White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/1600-sessions
Podcast Our Missouri (over 50 episodes; new episodes posted twice a month) Join host Sean Rost as he engages with experts and scholars on a variety of topics related to the state’s complex history and culture. State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/our-missouri
Ongoing: September 25-November 11 Veterans Salute 2021 Will focus on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the stories of Post 9/11 veterans; includes programs on Korean War veterans, WWII military research, KCVA Services, and Buffalo Soldiers. Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City https://www.mymcpl.org/library-information/about-mcpl/highlights/veterans-salute
Ongoing: October 7 – November 11, Thursdays at noon-1:00 pm CDT Discussions with artists regarding the exhibition “Art Along the Rivers: A Bicentennial Celebration” Interviews led by Melissa Wolfe, curator of American art St Louis Art Museum https://www.slam.org/events/
Ongoing and On Demand University of Missouri School of Music Livestreams and video recordings of student, faculty and visitor in-person concerts University of Missouri School of Music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVqHQYMI7cP8SE6Z3XDwSjw
On Demand First Children What it is Like Growing Up in the White House – multiple stories and videos The White House Historical Association https://www.whitehousehistory.org/collections/first-children
On Demand Missouri 2021 Bicentennial Presents Virtual series highlighting Missouri bicentennial commemorations: history, art, music, legends, quilts, and travel. State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/on-demand/missouri-2021-presents?mc_cid=1eb75504ba&mc_eid=376db1f8f8
On Demand Webinars and Online Events – Past Recordings Past Examples I recommend:  Marching #MizzouMade ; The Remarkable Musical History of Motown; and more! Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends https://alumlc.org/missouri/archive
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 Basic Genealogy Series Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri https://shsmo.org/on-demand#basic-genealogy
On Demand The African American Experience in Missouri – 2019-2020 Series 20 programs such as: Charlie Parker’s Life and Music in KC; Nearby Nature in North City St Louis State Historical Society of Missouri and the University of Missouri https://shsmo.org/lecture-series/african-american-experience?page=0
On Demand Online Exhibitions Current and past exhibits, including:  15 Minutes of Warhol; Variable Atmospheres – Weather in Art; and more! Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri https://maa.missouri.edu/exhibits
On Demand Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri by Dan and Connie Burkhardt Professional storytellers and special guests. 10-part series based on this very beautiful book. Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/growing-up-with-the-river/
On Demand Explore Missouri’s German Heritage 8-part series on history of German immigration and the continuing culture of Germans in Missouri Missouri Humanities Council https://mohumanities.org/programs/explore-missouris-german-heritage/

 

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MURA Holiday Luncheon on December 1, 2021

Registration is closed.

For your safety, we will continue to observe health precautions as established for breakfast presentations as explained above: masks unless eating at a table, social distancing, and hand sanitizers.

A Gift Basket Raffle will benefit the Mizzou Tiger Pantry. Five prize baskets will each have a theme: Mizzou; Sweet Treats; Happy Hour; Cozy Winter Fun; and All Sports…All The Time.

MU Tiger Pantry is the designated organization for MURA Holiday Luncheon Gifting. Tiger Pantry serves as an auxiliary of the Central and Northeast Missouri Food Bank, providing assistance to anyone affiliated with the university, including students, faculty, and staff. Tiger Pantry distributes anywhere from 3500 lbs. to 5000 lbs. in a month. For more information and FAQ’s see the Tiger Pantry web site. If making individual online direct donations to the Tiger Pantry, please indicate it is via the MU Retirees Association in the box labeled “Please share with us why you are giving.”

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