- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- Owner of Mary Jane Burgers & Brew in Perryville to open new culinary concept in Cape (9/15/17)3
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Jury finds Harris guilty of murder, 3 other counts (9/15/17)4
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Young entrepreneurs add fresh ideas, unique offerings for area market (9/18/17)
Civil War history
One of Cape Girardeau's interesting features is its history. Several homes and businesses in the downtown area have been maintained to preserve their historical integrity. The floodwall murals are an educational display of the state's early history and of more recent people who have called Missouri home and distinguished themselves. But have you ever thought of what Missouri, particularly Cape Girardeau, was like during the Civil War and in the following years?
This summer a traveling exhibit from the state's archives is in Cape Girardeau at the River Heritage Museum.
"Divided Loyalties: Civil War Documents" captures what the state was like from the 1850s through the 1870s. The exhibit will be on hand through July, but this Saturday at 2 p.m. local individuals will read from diaries, letters and other materials associated with the war. An exhibit by Patti House and sponsored by Fort D will also be on hand that looks more specifically at the war's effect on Cape Girardeau.
We hope you consider attending Saturday's event or visit the River Heritage Museum during its normal hours of noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.