May 20, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

Arrow Rock State Historic Site hosts First Saturday Lecture June 1

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 17, 2019 – Dr.  Michael Monaco will present “Civil War Medicine - Compassion During Conflict” at Arrow Rock State Historic Site at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 1. This free lecture will discuss the medical practices of the Civil War era and how those practices evolved into modern medicine. 

Michael Monaco’s fascination with medical history began long before he became a doctor of internal medicine. Monaco was reared in Jefferson City in an antebellum home built in 1848. It served as a barracks for Union troops stationed in town during the Civil War. On more than a few occasions, Monaco’s family and neighbors discovered Civil War-era artifacts on their properties.

Arrow Rock State Historic Site is located north of Interstate 70 and west of Columbia at 39521 Visitor Center Drive, in Arrow Rock. For more information about the event, call the site at 660-837-3330.

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