This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (May 14-May 20, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (May 14-May 20, 2018)

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Welcome to the following group- 463rd MP Company Reunion (May 17-20)

May 18, 19, & 20- PFAA presents “House for Sale”
What: Pulaski Fine Arts Association production
Where: Theatre on the Square, 312 Historic Route 66 East, Waynesville
When: Friday & Saturday curtain at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee curtain at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children under 12 $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-774-3050
https://www.facebook.com/events/381936662319844

House for Sale

May 19-Vintage Market Day
What: A fun day of shopping!
Where: Downtown Dixon
When: 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Dixon Pilot Newspaper & Print Shop- 573-759-2127
https://www.facebook.com/events/181006979189297

May 19 Vintage Market Day

May 19- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644
http://www.route66courthouse.com

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

May 19- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On the Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561
http://oldstagecoachstop.org

Waynesville's Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

Waynesville’s Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

Looking Ahead:

May 26- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
May 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
May 25 through May 28- 30th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

Mid America Freedom Rally has been a Memorial Day tradition for Midwest based motorcyclists for nearly three decades.

June 1 through 3- Extremicon Volume 2, Saint Robert

Extremicon
June 2- Return of the Drag Queens, Waynesville
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
June 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
June 3- Pride in the Park, Waynesville
June 13 through 16- Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert

Pulaski County Regional Fair 2018
June 16- Freedom Fest, Waynesville

FREEDOM FEST PART 1 RED
June 20 & 21- Big BAM on Route 66, Waynesville

Adobe Spark Big BAM Yellow Bike
June 22 through 24- Cave State Cruisers, Waynesville

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

The Cave State Cruisers annual car show has been held at Waynesville City Park for 30 years.

June 27 through June 30- Tri-County Fair, Richland

June 27 30 Tri-County Fair
July 7, 14, 21, & 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
July 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
July 7- Independence Day Celebration, Richland
July 13- Summer Scarefest, Waynesville
July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

July 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 4, 11, 18, & 25- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 31- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 1- Railroad Days, Crocker

Railroad Days September 1
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

The 1903 Courthouse Museum, on the Square in Waynesville, is one of two period courthouses along Route 66 in Missouri.

September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Waynesville's Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

Waynesville’s Old Stagecoach Stop is on the National Register of Historic Places

September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 7, 14, 21, & 28- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 8 & 9- Outdoor Show, Saint Robert
September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

Cow Days September 14_15
September 21 through 23- River Bassin’ Open Championship, Waynesville

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Pulaski County, MO set to host 2018 River Bassin’ National Championship

September 28 & 29- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 6, 13, 20, 27, & 31- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
October 6- ClawCon 2018, Saint Robert
October 6- Frogtober Fest, Waynesville
October 6- Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bike Race, Waynesville

Nasty Pulaski (1)
October 6- Frog Hill Half Marathon, Waynesville

Frog Hill Half
October 13- Gearhead Bash, Richland
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville
December 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 6- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville

Christmas on the Square
December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com 

Pulaski-County-Tourism_color“This Week Around Pulaski County USA!” is powered by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- the destination marketing agency for Pulaski County, Missouri. The bureau, funded by the hotel/motel transient guest tax, promotes tourism throughout the county and markets their destination to fuel the local business climate and broaden the local tax base. The Bureau actively promotes events that will draw in visitors, tourists, and travelers from fifty plus miles away to experience Pulaski County. Courtesy listings for community events are provided on their online calendar at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org.

 

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Seda’s Gift Shoppe- Two Doors North of Route 66

By Laura Huffman

Seda’s Gift Shoppe, an unique emporium offering fun and useful gifts for all occasions, is located on the historic and charming Square in downtown Waynesville, Missouri. The current location is housed in what was formerly the Rexall Drug Store. Pam Seda, owner of the gift shop, fondly recalls walking to the drug store after school to get a vanilla Coke and a grilled cheese sandwich. Little did she know back then that she would be the proud owner of the building that today houses her successful shop.

Seda's Gift Shoppe, Waynesville MO

Seda’s Gift Shoppe in Waynesville, Missouri. Photo courtesy of Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

The premise of Seda’s gift shop was formed over fifteen years ago. While working retail and at the local cable company she pondered the idea of owning a business. Perhaps inspired by her grandfather, Pam and her husband Steve, decided to re-open his former business, Hill’s Antiques and Swap Shop. The determined coupled rolled up their sleeves and set about bringing the dormant store back to life. After a thorough cleaning and re-roofing the building, they realized that the location wasn’t ideal. The Seda’s decided to wait.

Seda's Gift Shoppe, Waynesville MO

Seda’s Gift Shoppe in Waynesville, Missouri. Photo by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

In September, 2002 the couple signed a lease on the building that had been the home of local landmark Parrish Floral for many years. This building was snuggled up to Route 66‘s curb and was just across the street from another local icon, Victory Pub. The Seda’s purchased $300 of inventory to sell at their new enterprise.

Eighteen months after opening their doors the Rexall Building (built in 1941 for Dr. C.A. Talbot) around the corner became available. Seda did not hesitate and purchased the building. The gift shop moved into the lower level and Seda’s Gift Shoppe has been a hit with browsers, shoppers, locals, and tourists ever since.

Seda's Gift Shoppe in Waynesville, MO

Seda’s Gift Shoppe in Waynesville, Missouri. Photo courtesy of Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Seda’s strong roots to Pulaski County, five generations on both sides, makes community pride the cornerstone of her business. She also enthusiastically shares her love of Waynesville with Route 66 travelers from around the globe who stop in to find the perfect souvenir. Seda’s Gift Shoppe is just two doors north of the classic highway, directly next to Nona’s Kitchen in the famed Rigsby House.

Seda's Gift Shoppe in Waynesville, MO

Seda’s Gift Shoppe in Waynesville, Missouri. Photo courtesy of Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

To learn more about Seda’s Gift Shoppe at 107 North Benton in Waynesville follow their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/Sedas-Gift-Shoppe-137481656267844

Download a free Waynesville Walking Tour brochure here.

To learn more about things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com!

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Ten Perfect Christmas Gifts for Route 66 Fans [UPDATED]

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Compiled by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau
Updated 12/13/2017

Do you have a Route 66 fan on your Christmas list? No matter where they are across the globe you can give them the gift of the Mother Road this year! Stop by the Visitors Center (137 St. Robert Blvd., Saint Robert) between 8-5 p.m., Monday through Friday or shop anytime at our online store!

This year your Route 66 dollar goes further in Pulaski County. A portion of the proceeds from selected items will go towards funding Saint Robert’s Route 66 Neon Park!

Rigsby Station Ornament Rigsby’s Station was a beloved landmark on Route 66 in Waynesville for many years. Keep its memory alive each year by hanging this ornament on your tree! STOCKING STUFFER $6.50

A Tour on Route 66 in Pulaski County DVD– Travel the 33 miles of the Mother Road in Pulaski County, Missouri, for a detailed look at the construction of Hooker Cut and scenic Devils Elbow. More than 260 vintage images of roadside architecture and attractions. (Big Piney Productions 2007) $10

*Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri a local history Pulaski County has 33 miles of Route 66 and a rich road history to go with it. Spanning the years 1926-1980, this narrative includes the people, roadside developments, and the changes to the road itself. Using a variety of sources and over 400 images and maps, this book records much of the local history adjacent to the famous highway. (Terry Primas 2017) $24.99

A Kid Growing Up On Route 66– Bill Wheeler had the distinct pleasure of growing up with Route 66 in his front yard. As a young person he got to experience the heyday and the final demise of Route 66. He witnessed the beginning of Interstate 44, an event that made a lasting memory for him. Growing up in Waynesville, Missouri and in the shadow of Fort Leonard Wood was an adventure to say the least. Bill left Waynesville after high school to attend college and serve in the military but the memories of Route 66 were fondly etched in his personal history. A Kid Growing Up On Route 66 is a firsthand account of Bill’s experiences. (Bill Wheeler 2015) $11.25

Route 66 Wooden Ornament– Decorating the Christmas tree is a beloved tradition around the world! Bring your love of the road to your evergreen with this laser cut Route 66 wooden ornament. MADE IN THE USA $6

Route 66 Thimble– Have a digitabulists in your life? This is the perfect gift! STOCKING STUFFER $3

Route 66 Coffee Mug– One does not start their day with a common coffee cup- only a Route 66 coffee mug will do for the roadie! $5

Route 66 Panhead T Shirt- Put your knees in the breeze on America’s Main Street while sporting this vintage styled shirt. M-XL (2X & 3X available) $17.00

Route 66 Cotton Hat– The legend lives on in this vintage styled ball cap. $15

Route 66 Est. 1926 T Shirt– Get your kicks on Route 66 in this vintage styled shirt. S-XL (2X & 3X available) $13.00

 

H.E. Warren Store: Richland, Missouri

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H.E. Warren Store: Richland, Missouri

The Family Business for 144 Years: H.E. Warren Store in #PulaskiCountyUSA is destination in itself. Continually operating since 1869 the family business has served generations of Pulaskians and travelers. To learn more about the history of this store please read the 2011 article in the Old Settler’s Gazette which can be found here: http://www.oldstagecoachstop.org/webgeezer/Gazette11/Gazette%20pages%2058%20Warren%20Store.pdf

Image kindly shared by Old Stagecoach Stop