Community Interest

BDHS Program “Missouri: The Struggle for Statehood” Postponed

The Boone Duden Historical Society has cancelled their June meeting and will reschedule the program, “Missouri: The Struggle for Statehood” till sometime in the later part of August. The exact date is to be determined.

At the program, Dr. Gary McKiddy will discuss the issues facing citizens when they petitioned Congress to become a state. These issues put Missouri at the center of a national debate and, at one point, almost split the territory into states.

Dr. Gary McKiddy is an educator with over 40 years teaching experience middle school through college in the U.S. and overseas. In St. Charles County, he taught at St. Charles West, St. Charles High, and at the Community College. He is a past president of the Missouri Council for History Education and the St. Charles County Historical Society. His recent activities include developing curriculum for the Missouri Bicentennial and for Black History Month.

The presentation is free and open to the Public. Watch for more info next month.

The Boone-Duden Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of historic sites, objects, and genealogical data in southern St. Charles County and southeastern Warren County. The museum and archives in New Melle are closed until further notice. For more information, follow Boone-Duden Historical Society on FaceBook, and visit