The Harney Mansion Foundation at Sullivan, Missouri will be the host site for the State of Missouri’s traveling exhibit “The Civil War in Missouri: A state divided” from August 30 to October 26, 2014. The traveling exhibit was created by the Missouri History Museum and the Missouri Humanities Council and has been seen in numerous towns and cities across the state.
The public will have the opportunity to buy, sell, swap or just admire rocks, minerals and fossils at the Missouri Mines Rock Swap June 13-15 at Missouri Mines State Historic Site in Park Hills. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday.
A new event day, Celebrate Kids in Agriculture Saturday, Aug. 16, will top the list of exciting new promotions offered at the 2014 Missouri State Fair. Activities this day will be coordinated by the Missouri State Fair and Missouri Department of Agriculture, and sponsored by Missouri Department of Conservation. The day will acknowledge youth currently involved in Missouri's agriculture industry, and help raise awareness of and encourage an interest in agriculture among Missouri youth. Plans this day will include free gate admission for children ages 12 years of age and younger, free old-fashioned harvest games and new contests in two competitive exhibit categories. The event day will be the culmination of the 2014 Fair's marketing campaign, which includes a heightened emphasis on celebrating youth.
Two Louisiana poets—who also happen to be married—will be coming to the area for a poetry reading and writing workshop in June, as part of the Steelville Arts Council’s artist in residence program.
Public House Brewing Company will present “An Evening With Buddy Mondlock” on Wednesday, June 11. To be held at the St. James Winery Cottage on County Road 1000, the event will provide a special concert by Mondlock beginning at 7 p.m.
The Second Annual Plein Air Painting Festival, sponsored by the Steelville Arts Council, will take place June 7 through June 14. The French expression “en plein air” means “in the open air” and is used particularly to describe the act of painting outdoors. Throughout next week, artists will be found throughout the Steelville area, painting local scenes.