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Missouri Trailblazers

Joe Penny

2022-01-18 13:00:00 2022-01-18 14:00:00 America/Chicago Missouri Trailblazers Join the Missouri State Museum to learn about some of Missouri’s most significant trailblazers in this series of virtual programs. This month, we highlight Joe Penny, a freedman from Kentucky who paid $160 for eight acres of land in Saline County, Missouri, and founded the community of Pennytown. Adults, teens and school-aged kids. Register for a Zoom link. Will be recorded for later viewing. Live via Zoom -

Tuesday, January 18
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-01-18 13:00:00 2022-01-18 14:00:00 America/Chicago Missouri Trailblazers Join the Missouri State Museum to learn about some of Missouri’s most significant trailblazers in this series of virtual programs. This month, we highlight Joe Penny, a freedman from Kentucky who paid $160 for eight acres of land in Saline County, Missouri, and founded the community of Pennytown. Adults, teens and school-aged kids. Register for a Zoom link. Will be recorded for later viewing. Live via Zoom -

Join the Missouri State Museum to learn about some of Missouri’s most significant trailblazers in this series of virtual programs. This month, we highlight Joe Penny, a freedman from Kentucky who paid $160 for eight acres of land in Saline County, Missouri, and founded the community of Pennytown. Adults, teens and school-aged kids. Register for a Zoom link. Will be recorded for later viewing.

Please join the library and the Missouri State Museum to learn about some of Missouri’s most significant trailblazers in this series of virtual programs in honor of Missouri's bicentennial. What is a trailblazer, you might ask? A trailblazer is someone who has impacted our culture through major events, leadership, innovation and more! Today's program will highlight Joe Penny.

Joe Penny was a freedman from Kentucky who paid $160 for eight acres of land in Saline County, Missouri and founded the community of Pennytown, an historic black hamlet located eight miles southeast of Marshall, MO. 

Adults, teens and school-aged kids. Please register to receive a Zoom link.

If you miss the live event, you can watch the recording later; check www.dbrl.org/events for the link.


For more exciting Missouri history, please visit the Missouri Trailblazers and the Missouri Bicentennial Timeline exhibits at the Missouri State Museum, located in the Missouri State Capitol. It’s YOUR History, and you are always welcome in Missouri State Parks!

AGE GROUP: | Teens | School-Age | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | History & Genealogy | Featured |

TAGS: | MO Bicentennial | Co-sponsored | Black History |

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Phone: (573) 443-3161

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We're closed Wednesday June 19
Mon, Jun 17 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Tue, Jun 18 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Wed, Jun 19 Closed
Thu, Jun 20 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Fri, Jun 21 9:00AM to 5:30PM
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Please note that this program is taking place online or via broadcast rather than at a physical location. Please see the event description for details on where to view or tune in.