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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 21, 2022 – In honor of Ulysses S Grant’s 200th birthday, the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site will celebrate by hosting a traveling exhibit from the Missouri Humanities Council. The exhibit will be open weekends only, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4-30. A special exhibit-opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.

The exhibit highlights the life and accomplishments of this former American president, who also had a personal connection to Arcadia Valley. As a colonel, Grant was stationed in Ironton, commanding southeast Missouri when he received his commission to Lt. General of the Army, a rank previously held by George Washington.

Starting in November, the museum has shortened winter hours, which are weekends only, so make sure to check before you come. For more information, please call 573-546-3454.

For more information, contact the site’s museum at 573-546-3454. The Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site is located at 118 E. Maple in Pilot Knob.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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