Adeline Peck · African American · First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site · Pioneer · St. Charles · St. Charles County · Uncategorized

Rediscovering the women at Missouri’s First State Capitol

Research has shown that women in history are nonexistent to elementary age boys and represent just a glimmer in the minds of girls. So, it's an awesome thing when historic site interpreters and managers continue to evaluate and question the message they give to visitors about the people who inhabited their site.  Because of their… Continue reading Rediscovering the women at Missouri’s First State Capitol

Florissant · Old Saint Ferdinand Shrine · Pioneer · Religious Leader · Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne · Shrine of St. Phillipine Duchesne · St. Charles · St. Louis County · Teacher

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

In the late 1780s, France sat perched on the edge of Revolution.  But the mind of schoolgirl Rose Philippine Duchesne was somewhere far, far away.  Returning missionaries regularly spoke at Philippine’s school, captivating her with tales of their adventures in North America. Philippine felt God was calling her to the American frontier, to save the… Continue reading Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

Author · Cole County · Hall of Famous Missourians · Jefferson City · Laura Ingalls Wilder · Mansfield · Pioneer · Wright County

Laura Ingalls Wilder

If you were in elementary school in the past thirty years, chances are you read about Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her Little House books have impacted thousands of kids - the easy to read stories sweep readers away to Laura's childhood as a pioneer on the frontier. She wrote the books in Mansfield, Missouri. Laura came to Missouri… Continue reading Laura Ingalls Wilder

Calamity Jane · Mercer County · Pioneer · Princeton

Book Review – Calamity Jane: The Woman and the Legend

by James D. McLaird, University of Oklahoma Press, 2005  Most biographies of well-known figures tend to fall into two categories: those that build their subject up, and those that tear them down.  That makes it all the more refreshing to read a book like James D. McLaird’s Calamity Jane, which simply looks on in fascination… Continue reading Book Review – Calamity Jane: The Woman and the Legend