Craft & Art Fair Vendor Registration

Marshall Cultural Council will hold its annual Craft and Art Festival

March 22, 2014

at Marshall High School, 805 S. Miami Ave., Marshall, MO.

first come, first reserved!

Applications are encouraged by February 28, 2014. We will accept registrations until all booths are full. Participants will be notified when registration and payment are received. No refunds after March 5. Notification of booth assignment will be mailed by March 15. The event will take place regardless of weather conditions.

Please make checks payable to the Marshall Cultural Council (MCC) and mail to Kathy Green, 106 E. Rosehill, Marshall, MO 65340. For more information, contact Kathy at or 660-229-4845.

Great jazz comes to Marshall (again!)

The 2014 Bob James Jazz Festival is just around the corner! As always, the planners try to bring to the community something new, something familiar, Marshall musical connections and an opportunity for area musicians to learn about jazz — all in honor of and with the help of jazz legend Bob James.

We hope you will join us and enjoy the terrific music we have planned!

Battle of Marshall nears, MCC gains new leadership

The news is beginning to pile up. Time for another Marshall Cultural Council newsletter!

New leadership

First, as many of you know, Eric Crump resigned from the board of directors in June because his family moved to the Chicago area. At the June meeting, the board appointed Chris Nelson to be president. Chris has been among the most active and enthusiastic members of the organization almost since its beginning. He is a tireless advocate for Marshall and for the arts. Welcome Chris!

Battle of Marshall 150: Speaker, fiddler bring to life Civil War-era mid-Missouri

What was life like in mid-Missouri during the Civil War?

To answer that question, the Battle of Marshall 150th Anniversary Commemoration has asked Arrow Rock State Historic Site Administrator and historian Michael Dickey to speak Saturday, April 13, at the sixth Second Saturday event in the year-long commemoration.

The next question -- what did life sound like? -- will be address by Prof. Emeritus Howard Wight Marshall and his fiddle.

Battle of Marshall 150: After the battle: Pain, exultation will mingle at Civil War field hospital re-enactment

It might be difficult for people today to envision the conditions of a Civil War field hospital. Today, clean and effective medical care is commonplace. To really comprehend what medical care was like during the Civil War, it might be necessary to take a brief trip to 1863.

To make the journey possible, the Battle of Marshall 150th Anniversary Commemoration committee has enlisted the help of the Missouri Brigade Medical Services, a re-enactment unit led by Charles Cunningham.