october, 2018

sat13oct11:00 am3:00 pmCenter for Missouri Studies Fall Lecture and LuncheonCourtyard by Marriott


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Courtyard by Marriott

3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd.


Event Details

Center for Missouri Studies Fall Lecture

Acclaimed author Caroline Fraser will present a program based on her 2018 Pulitzer Prize–winning biography,  “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” on Oct. 13 in Columbia at the  Courtyard by Marriott.

In a review of the book for the  New York Times, Patricia Nelson Limerick, director of the University of Colorado’s Center of the American West, wrote, “For anyone who has drifted into thinking of Wilder’s ‘Little House’ books as relics of a distant and irrelevant past, reading  “Prairie Fires” will provide a lasting cure.” Fraser’s talk will follow SHSMO’s annual business meeting and luncheon.


11 a.m.  Business Meeting and Annual Report
12 p.m.  Luncheon – Registration Required
1 p.m.  Center for Missouri Studies Fall Lecture – RSVP appreciated

Online registration  is now open for the luncheon. You may also RSVP by phone at 573.882.7083. Please reserve a place for yourself and additional attendees by  Oct. 1  for the luncheon: $35 members, $50 nonmembers. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after that date. All other events are free and open to the public. RSVPs for the lecture are appreciated, but not required.

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