News Tribune: Missouri Supreme Court launches bicentennial website celebrating courts

News Tribune: Missouri Supreme Court launches bicentennial website celebrating courts. “The new website, which features interactive timelines, offers users a chance to explore the early days of Missouri’s courts, discover how the courts expanded to address the state’s increased case volume, learn about additional changes in the 20th century and explore how Missouri’s courts reorganized to better serve citizens. Its final timeline on the judiciary’s much more recent history examines how embracing new technologies are helping the courts improve their service.”

Branson News: New non-profit launches to support Branson’s music and theatre industry

Branson News: New non-profit launches to support Branson’s music and theatre industry. “Officially formed in September 2020, the Branson Academy for the Advancement of Music and Theatre was created in response to recommendations made by Sound Diplomacy, a consulting organization who completed a nine-month theatre industry study of Branson last fall. BAAMT President Bob Nichols said after the study was presented to the city of Branson, he was contacted by members of city leadership for assistance…. To go alongside their marketing efforts, Nichols said BAAMT is also working on a video archive project.”

KNSS: Historic maps digitized for the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail

KNSS: Historic maps digitized for the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. “A collection of historic trail maps has been digitized and is available online in time for the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail…. The historic Santa Fe Trail marked its beginnings when William Becknell’s trading expedition left Boonville, Missouri, on September 1, 1821, for Santa Fe, Mexico. The expedition followed days after Mexico separated from Spain’s 300-year rule. The Santa Fe Trail became the primary trade route between the new nation of Mexico and the United States.”

University of Missouri System: A New Online Exhibit Brings Insight Into The 1968 Kansas City Uprising

University of Missouri System: A New Online Exhibit Brings Insight Into The 1968 Kansas City Uprising. “Eight Days in April recalls the events of the 1968 Uprising in Kansas City through photos, audio, and video found directly on the online exhibit and through links to additional sources. This most recent iteration of the exhibit paints a picture by highlighting Kansas City’s past policies on segregation, and builds a timeline depicting the events leading up to and during the Uprising.” I didn’t know anything about this part of Kansas City’s history. KSHB has an extensive article.

Missouri Secretary of State: Ashcroft Proudly Announces State Archives “Virtual Tour” – an Online Video for Missouri Third and Fourth Grade Students

Missouri Secretary of State: Ashcroft Proudly Announces State Archives “Virtual Tour” – an Online Video for Missouri Third and Fourth Grade Students. “Today Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced a new video available online for Missouri’s third and fourth grade students, providing them a virtual tour of the Missouri State Archives.”

KCUR: All Of Missouri Painter George Caleb Bingham’s Work Will Soon Be Free To The World Online

KCUR: All Of Missouri Painter George Caleb Bingham’s Work Will Soon Be Free To The World Online. “Missouri painter George Caleb Bingham shaped the way the nation saw life on the frontier. His work spanned politics, civil war discord and rowdy riverboatmen, and his genre paintings of 19th century river life are in many major national art collections. Within the next three years, all of Bingham’s nearly 600 known paintings will be accessible online and freely available to the public.”

Kansas City is buzzing: explore it with Google Arts & Culture (Google Blog)

Google Blog: Kansas City is buzzing: explore it with Google Arts & Culture. “If you’re parched for more historical information about this Midwestern metropolis, here are seven things you can now discover on Google Arts & Culture—no speakeasy password required for entry. Today, Kansas City is a place where BBQ smoke rings meet finer things, where contemporary creatives cross cultural icons and where architectural treasures are housed in vibrant neighborhoods.”