Events in Hannibal & Hannibal Festivals
Looking for year-round fun? You don’t have to look any further than Hannibal. There are many great events in Hannibal scheduled throughout the year, with Hannibal festivals celebrating every occasion.
View upcoming events in Hannibal below!
Our Story Our Art/Changing Walls at the Hannibal Arts Council February 9-24 are partnership exhibits with Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center to celebrate Black History Month. The exhibits [...]
Our Story Our Art/Changing Walls at the Hannibal Arts Council February 9-24 are partnership exhibits with Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center to celebrate Black History Month. The exhibits will kick off with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, February 9. The public is encouraged to attend. The exhibits are sponsored by Jim’s Journey, HAC, Continental Cement Company, Green America Recycling and the Missouri Arts Council.
Our Story Our Art features artistic expressions of the African American experience through artwork created by African American artists past and present displayed alongside artifacts and memorabilia celebrating African American heritage. Changing Walls features vignettes and collections highlighting generational changes of items chosen to be featured in African American homes displayed alongside heirlooms and collections passed down through families for generations.
HAC gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Friday and 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays. The HAC gallery is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays. For more information on the current exhibit and other HAC programs contact the Hannibal Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org, 573-221-6545 or visit them on the web at hannibalarts.com.
A very special item featured in Our Story Our Art is a quilt created the formerly enslaved grandmother of local resident Joel Dant, Remnants of Slavery, an 1880s crazy quilt was created by Mary Susan Dant (1846-1918), a Northeast Missouri-born slave and wife of Henry Dant (1835-1939). This quilt is an amazing example of African American textile history and folk art. Based on the different stitches, remnants and swatches it is likely that she had help from her daughters: Sallie (1870-1910), Evalina (1871-1941) and Rosa (1874-1961), and it likely took 3-5 years to complete.
A “crazy quilt” is emblematic of other quilts created between 1860 and 1920 with free flowing irregularly shaped pieces but also controlled. Like other newly emancipated slaves the Dants wasted nothing, especially precious fabric scraps from their own household or the household’s former owners. The quilt consists of irregularly shaped pieces mounted on loosely woven cotton sacking fabric. In the upper left corner the maker (or makers) placed a more formally constructed section-squares sewed together. The rest of the quilt is free-form with each seam of the quilt embroidered with a wide variety of fanciful stitches-cross stitching, running stitching, feather (also known as “briar” stitch) and others. As decoration, wide variety of threads and thread colors were used for this purpose. Scraps of fabric were used from dress goods’ scraps, household items, and from “retired” (worn) clothing.
21 (Wednesday) - 24 (Saturday)
Hannibal Arts Council
105 S. Main Street, Hannibal
We’re taking it back to 80’s at the 7th Annual Trivia Night! Join the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum for an evening of fun, friends and 80’s facts on [...]
We’re taking it back to 80’s at the 7th Annual Trivia Night! Join the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum for an evening of fun, friends and 80’s facts on February 24th at Finn’s Food & Spirits. Prize to the “Best” 80’s themed team! So dig deep in those closets, dust off your best 80’s attire and decorate your team table to Rock the 80’s! This year’s trivia event will help support the restoration of the Pilaster House/Grant’s Drugstore. Doors open at 6 p.m. with rounds of trivia beginning at 7 p.m. and includes a free team challenge, $5 speed rounds, a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Trivia teams consist of up to 10 players per team at $10/10 members or $100 team entry. Teams compete in 10 different categories with 9 rounds inspired by the 80’s and one round dedicated to Mark Twain. 10 questions per round. Prizes to the first-place team, winners of the team challenge and speed round winners. Donations for the silent auction as well as sponsors for rounds of trivia are needed.
To register your team, donate items to the silent auction or sponsor a round of trivia for $100, contact Melissa at 573-221-9010 ext. 404.
So gather up your friends, don your best 80’s attire, grab your favorite snacks and brush up on your 80’s trivia and join the Mark Twain Museum for an enjoyable evening! Beverages available for purchase at event.
(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Finn's Food & Spirits
214 N. Main St.