Strafford's Sesquicentennial #Strafford150

Strafford turns 150 this year!  Several events are planned to take place over the course of this year as we celebrate Strafford's Sesquicentennial.  #Strafford150

Route 66 Days and #Strafford150 Celebration!
Please mark your calendars for September 17th and 18th for Route 66 Days and #Strafford150 Celebration.  See below for more details on this exciting two-day event! 

Route 66 Days Graphic
Route 66 Days 2021 Map

Route 66 Days 2021 Schedule of Activities



Strafford History Speaker Series! 
We have already enjoyed two of four scheduled Saturday morning historical presentations sponsored by the Strafford Historical and Preservation Society and the City of Strafford.  Special guest and local historian, Steve Bodenhamer will be presenting two more discussions in this engaging Speaker Series.  Videos of the presentations that have already occurred can be found below.  Please join us for the last two remaining presentations!  

Coffee Mingle starts 9:30 a.m., followed by the Historical Presentation at 10:00.  Dates and topics for the Speaker Series include:  

    • Saturday, April 24 -- Overview of Strafford's History  Please click on the link to enjoy a video of the entire presentation or see the video below!
    • Saturday, June 12 -- Immigrants through the Civil War  Please click on the link to enjoy a video of the entire presentation or see the video below!
    • Saturday, September 18 -- Railroad to the Automobile              
    • Saturday, November 6 -- Mother Road to the Present      

In case you missed it!

Video of the presentation held on June 12th -- Immigrants through the Civil War.  Join us in person for the next presentation on Saturday, September 18th!



Video of the presentation held on April 24th -- Overview of Strafford's History.  Join us in person for the next presentation on Saturday, June 12th!



Independence Day Parade!  UPDATE:  Please enjoy photos of the Independence Day festivities on the City's Facebook Page.  Simply return to this site's Home Page and click on the Facebook logo or follow the link below.
Facebook - City of Strafford, MO

Our Independence Day Parade will start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 3rd.  

Participants, be sure to line up by 9:15!  Judging will occur at 9:30.  Cash Prizes for top floats, sponsored by local business, TransLand.

After the Parade, please join us at Delp Park Pavilion to see those cash prizes awarded to the best floats, as well as a special Proclamation in honor of Strafford's 150th!  Cake will be served.

1st Place Float     $150
2nd Place Float      $75
3rd Place Float       $50

FB Parade Post and Invite