August 10, 2021 is the two hundredth anniversary of Missouri's entry as the 24th state to enter the United States. There were several celebrations over the weekend and more today.
One of them was at the History Museum, and Hubby Tony and I decided to go. It was a very hot and humid day, so on the way to the museum we stopped to get some steps at the mall. We arrived at our destination when the doors opened at 10. The official bicentennial programming started at 11, so we spent the first hour walking through some of the displays. When we stepped outside to eat the lunch we brought with us we went out of our way to find a bench in the shade.
After lunch we watched part of a lecture, and listened to a very interesting fiddle performance. About that time I was getting antsy from sitting and we decided to leave.
There were several ice cream parlors offering promotions on ice cream cones, the state's official dessert. After dinner we went to Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery, where I chose Maple Bourbon with Salted Candied Pecans from the 'naughty' (boozy) side. Since it was of the Missouri Pride flavors to commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial I figured it was appropriate.