The Nodaway County Historical Society Museum will be hosting a Traveling the Jefferson Highway program at 2 pm, Sunday, featuring Michele Hansford, retired museum director, Carthage, a member of the Missouri Humanities Council Speakers Bureau.
For the 100th anniversary of the Jefferson Highway that crossed western Missouri along its international route from Winnipeg, Canada, to New Orleans, Hansford will discuss how this early auto trail was designed to foster regional travel and tourism in the 1920s. Information taken from association publications, digitized documents, and local newspapers will highlight the highway’s impact on towns along its path such as St. Joseph, Kansas City, and Joplin, while also providing the story of its longtime promoter James D. Clarkson.
The program is free, but donations to the museum are always welcome. The museum is located at 110 N. Walnut Street in Maryville. Call 660-582-8176 for more information.