News Release 225

Book signing planned July 10 at Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Volume 39-225 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JUNE 28, 2011 -- Author Rose Ann Findlen will be at Arrow Rock State Historic Site in Arrow Rock on July 10 to sign copies of her new book "Missouri Star: The Life and Times of Martha A. "Mattie" (Livingston) Lykins Bingham." The event will begin at 2 p.m. in the site's visitor center auditorium and the public is invited to attend.

The book is the first, comprehensive book-length biography of Mattie Lykins Bingham, the wife of painter George Caleb Bingham and a Kansas City pioneer. The book makes available two never-before published portraits, extensive use of rarely viewed excerpts from her scrapbook, and her journal, "Recollections of Old Times in Kansas City," written between 1883-1890.

Arrow Rock State Historic Site is located at 4th and Van Buren streets in Arrow Rock. For more information, call the site at 660-837-3330 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information on state parks and historic sites, visit