This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Events for the week of August 14-August 20, 2017

August 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

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

August 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

Old Stagecoach Stop

Looking Ahead:

August 26- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
August 26- Tenth Annual Shrine Club BBQ Cookoff, Waynesville
September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 2-Railroad Days, Crocker
September 9- Shrimpfestival & Fly-In, Dixon
September 15 & 16- Cow Days, Dixon
September 16- 8th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show, Saint Robert
September 20- Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy, Saint Robert
September 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted Hill, Waynesville
September 23, 24, & 30- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon

Love Halloween? Celebrate early with our “Ultimate Halloween in September Road Trip Guide!”

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

Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) Announces 2018 Ride on Missouri’s Historic Route 66

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2018 Big Bam logo
Date: August 3, 2017
Contact: Greg Wood Phone: 660-882-9898 ext. 106
Email: greg@missourilife.com

To schedule an interview regarding Big BAM, please contact Greg Wood at above phone or email

Photos and maps available at www.bigbamride.com or by request

 

 

Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) Announces 2018 Ride on Missouri’s Historic Route 66

Boonville, MO – Missouri Life magazine has announced the fourth annual Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) which will travel along Missouri’s historic Route 66 from Joplin to Eureka. This six-day event will begin on June 17 with a pre-ride party and festival at Schifferdecker Park in Joplin featuring live music. The 304 mile ride begins on June 18 and ends on June 22 in Eureka.

Four additional overnight towns will host the ride and they include Willard, Lebanon, Waynesville and Cuba. Each town will open their city parks to welcome hundreds of Big BAM participants and anyone who wants to attend. They will find free live music and entertainment from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the event area in each overnight town. The public is invited and encouraged to come enjoy the music and festivities.

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Big BAM works with local authorities all along the route to help create a safe and fun event. Big BAM places water and rest stations every 10 to 12 miles. “We also encourage people along the route to set up refreshment stands if they wish and to cheer on the riders,” says Big BAM executive director Greg Wood, who is also publisher of Missouri Life magazine. “We have riders coming in from all over the U.S. and many other countries. For some, this will be their first time in Missouri. We hope all the towns along the route will be joining in on the fun and welcoming Big BAM riders.”

This is the fourth year for the event and the first time Big BAM has been on a route in the southern half of the state. “We are very excited to have the 2018 route on Missouri’s historic Route 66,” says Wood. “This will get a lot of attention nationally and internationally.”

Information and registration for the ride can be found on www.bigbamride.com. The route map for the 2018 ride and photos of the 2017 ride can be found there as well as all the details.

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of August 7-August 13, 2017

August 12- 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

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

August 12- 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

Old Stagecoach Stop

Looking Ahead:

August 19, & 26- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 19, & 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 2Railroad Days, Crocker
September 9- Shrimpfestival & Fly-In, Dixon
September 15 & 16- Cow Days, Dixon
September 16- 8th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show, Saint Robert
September 20- Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy, Saint Robert
September 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted Hill, Waynesville
September 23, 24, & 30- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon
September 29 thru October 1- MidKnight Hollowfest, Waynesville

Love Halloween? Celebrate early with our “Ultimate Halloween in September Road Trip Guide!”

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

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Events for the week of July 31-August 6, 2017

Don’t miss the premiere of Darkness, filmed in a Pulaski County cave, on Discovery Channel, Wednesday, August 2, at 9:00 p.m. CST.!

Welcome to the following group:
August 3-5: 25th Military Police Company

August 5- 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

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

August 5- 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

Old Stagecoach Stop

August 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $20 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Paranormal Investigations the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Looking Ahead:

August 12, 19, & 26- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 12, 19, & 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 2-Railroad Days, Crocker
September 9- Shrimpfestival & Fly-In, Dixon
September 15 & 16- Cow Days, Dixon
September 16- 8th Annual Kiwanis Gun, Knife, & Archery Show, Saint Robert
September 20- Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy, Saint Robert
September 22, 23, 29, & 30- Haunted Hill, Waynesville
September 23, 24, & 30- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon

Love Halloween? Celebrate early with our “Ultimate Halloween in September Road Trip Guide!”

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

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Events for the week of July 24-July 30, 2017

Welcome to the following group:
July 28-31: 275th Engineer Company Reunion

July 29 & 30- Old Settlers Day
What: A weekend of living history, Civil War battle re-enactments, craft vendors, and live entertainment.
Where: Waynesville City Park, Waynesville
When: Camps open to public Saturday at 8:00 a.m., events throughout the day. Saturday evening features a period dance and night fire/artillery show beginning at 7:00 p.m. Camps open Sunday to the public at 8:00 a.m. Sunday highlights include period church service at 9:30 a.m. and a battle re-enactment at 1:00 p.m. Detailed event schedule at: http://wp.me/p2Gvbm-1Qx
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)- 573.855.3644

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July 29- 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 2 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

July 29- 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

Old Stagecoach Stop

Looking Ahead:

August 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 5, 12, 19, & 26- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 5, 12, 19, & 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 1 & 2- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 2- Railroad Days, Crocker
September 2- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 2- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
September 2- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Love Halloween? Celebrate early with our “Ultimate Halloween in September Road Trip Guide!”

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of July 17-July 23, 2017

July 22- 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

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

July 22- 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

Old Stagecoach Stop

Looking Ahead:

July 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
July 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
July 29 & 30- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville
August 5- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
August 5, 12, 19, & 26- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
August 5, 12, 19, & 26- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

Love Halloween? Celebrate early with our “Ultimate Halloween in September Road Trip Guide!”

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