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Westport Historical Society features national park photos

The Westport Historical Society and the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum’s May gallery exhibit features the work of Craig McCord, a self-taught landscape photographer with an interest in western national parks. McCord grew up in northeast ...

Meet President Lincoln and President Davis at Westport Historical Society gala

Wedding photo of Jefferson Davis with his second wife, Varina Howell Davis, 1845. Photo used courtesy Wikipedia Commons, licensing agreement, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Varina_Howell.jpg#globalusage Here’s your chance to sit down and ...
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For history lovers, the 1855 Pro-Slavery Convention

History buffs, here’s one for your calendars. The Westport Historical Society’s next Second Saturday speaker will offer details about the 1855 Lexington Pro-Slavery Convention. At that convention, representatives of 25 Missouri counties ...
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Local history series: What soldiers ate during the Civil War

The Westport Historical Society’s Second Saturday speaker series this Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. looks at how the Northern and Southern armies of the Civil War kept their troops fed. Historian and re-enactor Greg Higginbotham will use ...