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NOTE: This program has been rescheduled for April 25. At the center of Francis Quadrangle, the heart of the University of Missouri campus, stand six Ionic columns that once supported the portico of Academic Hall which burned down in 1892. They visually mark the southern end of Eighth Street. Standing on the Courthouse lawn, on the northern end of the street, are four Doric columns in the Courthouse Square, all that is left of the second Boone County Courthouse. Today, these two sets of columns stand as visual reminders of the history of the town, county and university. Come hear local historian Deborah Thompson tell us more about the buildings that once stood where the columns are now and the events that were set in motion when fire destroyed Academic Hall. Deborah is a former executive director of the Boone County Historical Society Museum and Galleries and is the co-author of a forthcoming book, "Boone County, Missouri: Our First Century 1804-1904."
Author and illustrator Deborah Zemke loves words, pictures and letters! Join her in a hands-on workshop as she swoops through the alphabet with zeal to touch on the many aspects of making children's books. Using her own books, pictures, stories and experiences as an example, Deborah will help participants mine their brains and engage their funny bones, make a dummy and use a magic wand to turn nothing into something. You'll learn more about the world of children's publishing as you make your own accordion book. Deborah is the author/illustrator of over 20 books and has illustrated books by authors like Harriet Ziefert. Her newest work, an illustrated chapter book, comes out in early 2016. Adults and ages 12 and older. Registration begins Tuesday, February 9.