- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- A message from heaven (1/23/17)
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Area residents among those attending inauguration, women's march (1/22/17)90
- Comedian, cancer survivor Tom Green headlines sold-out Cancer Center benefit (1/22/17)
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.