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Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving nears, people begin to gather with their family and friends to celebrate the holidays an
When Britain Was Roman
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When Britain Was Roman

I was raised in an Italian family, but I always had a fondness for the British Isles.
Way to Go, MO! We’re All FANs!
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Way to Go, MO! We’re All FANs!

To family historians, the term “FAN Club” serves as a reminder to extend our research to the F
From the Director: Women’s History Month
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From the Director: Women’s History Month

Many of you will not be surprised to learn that I was reading
Kansas City Black History
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Kansas City Black History

Nearly a century ago, Carter Woodson wanted to draw the nation’s attention to what he considered an over
MCPL Spotlights Missouri’s 200-Year History
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MCPL Spotlights Missouri’s 200-Year History

In six months, Missouri will reach its 200-year anniversary of becoming the 24th state.
From the Director: Explore Black History
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From the Director: Explore Black History

Many people know that one of my favorite
Celebrate the Legacy of John Lewis: “March” Series
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Celebrate the Legacy of John Lewis: “March” Series

In celebration of the life and legacy of the late Georgia Congressman John Lewis (1940–2020)—the last li
Meet Cathay Williams: The Only Female Buffalo Soldier
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Meet Cathay Williams: The Only Female Buffalo Soldier

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Picking the Brains of My Aunts
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Picking the Brains of My Aunts

For many years, my mother’s four sisters lived in Des Moines, Iowa, their hometown.
George Caleb Bingham, the Missouri Artist
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George Caleb Bingham, the Missouri Artist

For those who enjoy touring homes of a bygone era, Independence, Missouri, has several that are monument
From the Director: Learning from the Past
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From the Director: Learning from the Past

Harry Truman once said, “There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.” It may h