Local history


  • Thursday, July 10, 2014
    LEXINGTON, Mo. – Visitors to historic Lexington, Missouri, can learn about the town’s rich Civil War history through an audio walking and driving tour created through the University of Missouri Extension Community Arts Program.
    Media available: photos; video
  • Thursday, May 15, 2014
    BOLIVAR, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension’s first 4-H program in Polk County began in 1926, three years before Betty Beason Ammerman was born.
    Media available: photos
  • Thursday, May 15, 2014
    BOLIVAR, Mo. – Fourteen-year-old Michaela Higginbotham of Bolivar expected to learn about the history of Polk County 4-H when she began working on a national 4-H history project. But she was happy to unearth her own family’s rich 4-H tradition as well.
    Media available: photos
  • Thursday, February 27, 2014
    BOONVILLE, Mo. – A new children’s book released during Black History Month tells the story of a former slave who helped organize rural schools for blacks in Missouri.
    Media available: photo; video


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