Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri by Dan and Connie Burkhardt explores our state’s rich cultural heritage through the eyes of nine generations of children growing up in river towns from Hermann to the Confluence.

Join us on a virtual storytelling journey that brings Growing Up with the River to life and invites families to connect with Missouri history, conservation, and culture through weekly interactive live programs with professional storytellers and special guests. As we explore the Missouri River Valley from 1806 and into the future, this 10-part series will highlight many of the book’s featured historical landmarks that still exist today.

Learn more at the Missouri Humanities website!


Register for this series to receive chapter updates including; links to videos, fun book activities,
and a chance to win a free copy of Growing Up with the River.


This image illustrates the different towns featured in Growing Up with the River. Follow along as we embark on this storytelling journey, every Wednesday through September 30th!


Photo courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society and the Missouri History Museum.