Historic Arrow Rock, Missouri, is honoring its African-American heritage on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. with “The Friends of Arrow Rock African-American Symposium,” at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center. The event is part of a year-long series of programs and presentations exploring the lives and contributions of African Americans in Arrow Rock and Missouri.
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Attendees will explore the daily life of African Americans through presentations by scholars and historians on slavery, Prince Hall Freemasonry, and the secret signs and symbols used by African Americans in their art and cemeteries. In addition, there will be storytelling, gospel music, and tours of African-American sites in and near Arrow Rock.
The historic 1834 J. Huston Tavern will provide an all-you-care-to-eat luncheon with an African- American inspired menu featuring the Tavern’s famous fried chicken.
Admission, including the buffet luncheon at the Tavern, is only $25. Reservations are requested by March 28 to the Friends of Arrow Rock, P.O. Box 124, Arrow Rock, MO 65320, by phone at 660-837-3231 or on line at FriendsofArrowRock.org.
The Friends of Arrow Rock African-American Symposium is supported in part by an endowment funded by the Missouri Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and generous donors.
The Friends of Arrow Rock and the Arrow Rock State Historic Site promote the understanding of Missouri history through ongoing education programs and interpretive activities. They safeguard 17 historical structures in the National Historic Landmark village of Arrow Rock. Arrow Rock, Mo. is located 14 miles north of Interstate 70 at exits 89 or 98 on U.S. Highway 41.
For more information, contact the Friends of Arrow Rock at 660-837-3231 or FriendsofArrowRock.org