After you’ve enjoyed the entertainment, artisanship and delicious eats at this weekend’s Ozarks Celebration Festival, make sure to come back for captivating stories and discussions about life in the Ozarks.
The Ozarks Lecture Series will take place on the Missouri State campus Sept. 12-14.
Hipbillies: Back to the Landers in the Arkansas Ozarks
Ozark native Jared M. Phillips will examine his life as a historian, aspiring draft-horse farmer and program manager for Feed Communities.
Rags and Meat and Hide and Hair: Violence in the Ozarks Master Narrative
Author Steve Wiengenstein will explore his family roots grounded in the Ozarks area. Wiengenstein penned two historical fiction novels: Slant of Light and This Old World. He was raised in eastern Missouri and is now a Program Director for Humanities for the American Public University.
Let the Old Man Play: Springfield’s African-American Music Legends
Ernie Bedell developed his passion for guitar while growing up in Springfield, Missouri. He’ll discuss his past performances, recording contracts and all-around passion for music.