If you have heard this around your house lately (or maybe even uttered those words yourself), then here are some ideas for you! Okay, I know you see it coming – a shameless plug for you to check out all the great activities and programs offered at Colbern Road Branch and other MCPL branch locations! Since you’re reading this blog, you are probably already taking advantage of your “FREE” library. Allow me to suggest you consider a plan to discover Missouri.
Do you want to take a summer vacation without breaking your budget? Consider staying in Missouri and checking out the sites! Missouri is the home of the Pony Express, the Ozarks, Mark Twain’s birthplace, and the thirty-third President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, to name a few. Did you know that Missouri is also home of the Frisco Highline Trail and Thespian Hall?
Grain Valley Book Club is held on the first Monday of each month. We just finished the book, Civil War's First Blood by James Denny and John Bradbury. Its the story of Missouri during the years 1854-1861.
Legendary Jazz Musician, Fats Domino once wrote that he was ‘Going to Kansas City – Kansas City here I come!’ Whether you know the song or not, you probably know that Jazz is as important to Kansas City as Jack Stack Barbeque and the Christmas Lights on the Plaza every year. With summer half gone, Independence Day past, and back-to-school time just starting to appear on the horizon, you may be wondering what there is to do around town – or if there’s something you’ve never done before.
As an avid genealogist, I have always been fascinated with the history of the towns where my ancestors lived. What was life like for them? Where was the land they lived on? Why/how did they arrive at that particular destination? There are many reasons why your ancestors settled where they did. Sometimes, it was convenience - that’s where the trains stopped or the boats docked. Other times, it was your relatives moved to the places where others they knew from the “Old Country” had already immigrated. I have traveled to many locations wher
Platte County Was Not Part Of Missouri In 1821 When the State Joined the Union
Platte County is part of the Platte Purchase which added the northwest section to Missouri in 1836. It was one of the last official acts of William Clark before his death. The signing of the treaties that allowed settlers to start coming into the area was held at Fort Leavenworth.
Have you ever thought of exploring caves in Missouri? Did you know there are over 6,000 caves in our Show-Me state that you can explore? I joined Pony Express Grotto two years ago, and learned how to cave safely with a group of experienced cavers. If you choose a specific group, you have the advantage of exploring non-commercial caves with the landowner’s permission. What a fun way to discover new caves with unique ecosystems and rock formations throughout Missouri!