1st Saturday Lecture Series
Date: March 9, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Town: Arrow Rock
County: Saline
Location: Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Description, Contact Info, etc.:
The Friends of Arrow Rock present Alisha Cole, Principal, Arcadia Consulting, on the topic of "Secret Societies of Arrow Rock." Fraternal organizations such as the Masonic Lodge and Independent Order of Odd Fellows were a significant part of 19th Century Arrow Rock social life. Influential citizens such as George Caleb Bingham, Gov. Meredith Miles Marmaduke, Dr. John Sappington, and Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson belonged to one or the other of these secret societies. Ms. Cole will explore how these societies impacted and shaped local history and events. The lecture is free to the public and is funded by an endowment made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.