MURA Sponsored Programs – Spring 2021 and July Picks


MURA Sponsored Programs – July 2021

Date  and Time Program Presenter Host Notes to connect
Sept 14, Tuesday – Save the Date! Breakfast Meeting and Speaker MU Retirees Association
Notes:  Zoom links will be sent in an email.  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

July 5, Monday, 6:30-7:30 pm CDT Remembering Route 66 – Can’t take a road trip this year? Travel back in time instead to explore the history of the “mother road” that linked Chicago to LA from 1926 to 1985. This slide lecture is presented by actor and historian Leslie Goddard. Bloomingdale, IL Public Library
July 6, Tuesday, 11:00 am CDT Missouri 2021 Presents: Special Events for the Bicentennial Missouri Statehood Day is August 10.  Learn more about the festivals, ice cream socials, music, book talks, exhibits, folks arts, the unveiling of the bicentennial stamp, and more! State Historical Society of Missouri
July 6, Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 pm CDT How to Find an Owl in Your Neighborhood Naturalist Mark H.X. Glenshaw, aka “The Owl Man” Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO
July 7, Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 pm CDT Billy Joel: The Piano Man Gary Wenstrup Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City
July 12, Monday, 6:30-7:30 pm CDT Roving the Red Planet – There are currently 5 U.S. spacecraft either on or orbiting Mars right now. What have we learned about the Red Planet with decades of robotic visitors? Michelle Nichols, Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago Bloomingdale, IL Public Library
July 13, Tuesday, 4:00 CDT The Outlier: Jimmy Carter in the White House Pulitzer Prize winner Kai Bird White House Historical Association – History Live on Facebook or YouTube
July 15, Thursday, 6:30 pm CDT Pre-Civil War Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad Connie Martin will share her family’s history as slaves, slave routes in Illinois, and the quilt code and fabric quilt pattern in over a dozen beautifully hand-crafted quilt replicas. Palos Heights Library, Illinois
July 19, Monday, 11:00-11:30 am A Virtual Visit to the Walt Disney Hometown Museum Creative Director Peter Whitehead takes us on a walk through the museum to discuss some of the gallery treasures donated by the Disney family Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO
July 20, Tuesday, 1:00-2:00 pm CDT Missouri Trailblazers: Dr. Suzanne Saueressig, Missouri’s first female veterinarian Missouri State Museum’s education specialist, Carrie Hammond. Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO
July 22, Thursday, 6:30 pm CDT Cocktails from the Garden Carri Sirigas will show how to make a quick simple syrup from herbs found in the garden and how to use it in cocktails, lemonade, and tea. Recipes will be included Palos Heights Library, Illinois
July 25, Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm CDT History of Glass The discovery of glass-making, the techniques used through the ages and the civilizations known for their involvement in the art. Daniel Boone Regional Library and the MU Museum of Art & Archaeology
July 29, Thursday, 2:00 pm CDT Unapologetically Ambitious: An Interview With One of Silicon Valley’s First Female African American CEOs Shellye Archambeau Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends
July 29, Thursday, 6:30 pm CDT “Bad Men” and Sweethearts: The Real Stories of St. Louis’s Three Murder Ballads Andrew Wanko, Public Historian St Louis History Live Series, Missouri History Museum, St Louis
Podcast The 1600 Sessions (Over 50 episodes) Including: A Tour of White House History with Michael Beschloss, and lots more! White House Historical Association
Podcast Our Missouri (49 episodes) 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
On Demand White House in Bloom Visual History of White House Gardening and multiple programs on vegetable, children’s, rose, and west gardens and First Lady projects The White House Historical Association
On Demand Missouri 2021 Presents: Music for the Bicentennial From ragtime, blues, and jazz to country, classical, folk, hip-hop, and more, music is woven into the fabric of the state. State Historical Society of Missouri
On Demand Webinars and Online Events – Past Recordings Past Examples I recommend:  How to Change Anyone’s Mind; #MizzouMade at the Masters; Tiger on Top of the World Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends
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 Basic Genealogy Series 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 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
On Demand Online Exhibitions Current and past exhibits, including:  15 Minutes of Warhol; Perfumery in Ancient Greek and Roman Societies Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri
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
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

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