MURA Sponsored Programs – Fall 2020 and October Picks

MURA Sponsored Programs – October

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Oct 2,Friday,  2:00-3:00 pm CDT UM Town Hall on “Retiree Health Benefits” Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement and UM System Chief Engagement Officer, moderator, wth UM panel UM System Office of Engagement – Details at
Oct 6, Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 am CDT Virtual MURA Breakfast Program:  Election 2020 Forum Boone County State Legislative Candidates. Mary Anne McCollum and Tom Henderson, moderators. MURA and Osher Lifelong Learning
Nov 3, Tuesday, 8:3-9:30 am Virtual MURA Breakfast Program:  “Celebrating 150 Years” Bryan Garton, CAFNR Sr Assoc Dean and Dir of Special Programs MURA
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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
October 1, Thursday, 7:00 pm CDT An American Hero’s Birth Place: Geophysical and Archaeological Study of George Washington Carver National Monument in Missouri Historic Archaeologist Lewis Jones and Geoarchaeologist Dr. Ervan Garrison Missouri Humanities Council
October 2, Friday, 3:30 pm CDT Policing and Criminal Justice Reform: A Conversation Manhattan Institute’s Rafael Mangual and MU Law Professor S. David Mitchell Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at MU – Contact Allison Smythe, for the link to participate.
October 3, Saturday, Starting at 8:30 am CDT Virtual Chestnut Roast Behind-the-scenes footage and video tours that will immerse you in a true Missouri agroforestry landscape. Keynote video given by Curtis Stone, known as “The Urban Farmer” from Canada. Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center and MU Center for Agroforestry
October 14, Wednesday, 6:00 pm CDT How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions Susan Eisenhower, Author of How Ike Led in Conversation with Historian, Michael Bechloss National Archives Museum
October 19, Monday, 10:00 am CDT Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body Amber Allen of the Alzheimer’s Association MU Extension
October 20, Tuesday, 1:00 pm CDT “From the Hell’s Brew of Malice, Hatred, and Vindictiveness”: The 1906 Investigation of George E. Ladd, Director of the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy Dr. Larry Gragg, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of History at Missouri University of Science & Technology State Historical Society of Missouri
October 26, Monday, 5:00-6:15 pm CDT (Video available afterward also) Virtual Tour of Columbia Cemetery Learn about the history of cemeteries, gravestone symbolism and spooky superstitions. Daniel Boone Regional Library
October 26-30 Extension and Engagement Week 2020 Wide variety of topics offered on each of the four campuses. Keynote by Jones Loflin, author of “Always Growing” on Oct 28  (How does a flower grow from a crack in concrete? Resilience. ) University of Missouri Extension
October 27, Tuesday, 4:00 pm CST History of Chocolate in the Military Chocolate Historian, Dave Borghesani National Archives Museum
October 28, Wednesday, 11:00 am CDT Missouri Mysteries: the Hornet Spook Lights, the Blue Man of Spring Creek, and Mo-Mo the Missouri Monster. Oral Historian Sean Rost State Historical Society of Missouri
October 28, Wednesday, 11:00 am CDT The Sum of the People: How the Census has Shaped Nations, from the Ancient World to the Modern Age Data Scientist Andrew Whitby National Archives Museum
October 29, Thursday, 12:00-1:30 pm CDT The Many Meanings of Thomas Jefferson Dr. Stephanie Shonekan, MU Departments of Music and Black Studies and Dr. Jeff Pasley, MU Department of History and Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy MU International Center’s Tri-Continental Partnership between MU, University of the Western Cape in South Africa and Ghent University in Belgium.
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
On Demand White House History Live Various videos: JFK and the 48 Hours That Made History; Five Untold Stories – Slavery at the White House; Protest at the People’s House; and more! The White House Historical Association
On Demand Beginning Genealogy, Part 1: Getting Started (Part 2: Online Resources, Free and Subscription – to be posted soon) Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri
On Demand The African American Experience in Missouri – 2019-2020 Series 20 Lectures by a variety of speakers State Historical Society of Missouri and the University of Missouri
On Demand 1918 Flu Epidemic in Missouri: Parts 1 and 2 Kathleen Seale State Historical Society of Missouri
On Demand All About Art: A Virtual Architectural Tour Video Joan Stack State Historical Society of Missouri
On Demand Weekly Friday Feature (While Exhibits are Closed) Essays or Videos spotlighting artwork in the Collection – new ones each Friday, and previous ones available. Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri
On Demand Webinars and Online Events – Future Live Events as well as Past Recordings Past Examples I recommend:  Top Chief of Staff: Life as Padma Lakshmi’s Right Hand Man (MU J-School Alum); 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
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
Ongoing – Monday Mashup Series – 7:00 pm CDT Pre-recorded musical performances of Mizzou faculty and students Oct 5 – Band and Jazz; Oct 12 – Orchestra, Piano, Voice/Opera; Oct 19 – Choral; Oct 26 – Student Ensemble MU School of Music
Ongoing – Sept 2020 to April 2021 (Second Thursday, with past program videos available on website) Explore Missouri’s German Heritage Author Dr. W. Arthur Mehrhoff and  Director of Heritage Programs, Caitlin Yager explore the stories of the people, places, and ideas that helped shape Missouri’s German cultural heritage Missouri Humanities Council
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 the book) Professional storytellers and special guests Missouri Humanities Council

September 2020 Programs

August 2020 Programs

July 2020 Programs

October 1, 2020