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ABOUT

A Bit of Background

The mission of the Blackwater Preservation Society is to preserve Blackwater's historic and cultural past, including our many historic buildings, such as The West End Theatre, The Depot, and historic Main Street. The Preservation Society hosts events and gathers to continue Blackwater's community traditions, as well as raise money to continue preserving our beloved town.

Upcoming Events

  • Madd Mayor Car Show
    Madd Mayor Car Show
    Sat, Jul 06
    Blackwater, Missouri
    Jul 06, 2024, 8:00 AM
    Blackwater, Missouri, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Jul 06, 2024, 8:00 AM
    Blackwater, Missouri, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
  • Ice Cream Stroll
    Ice Cream Stroll
    Sat, Jul 27
    Blackwater Depot
    Jul 27, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Blackwater Depot, Railroad Ave, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Jul 27, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Blackwater Depot, Railroad Ave, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Beat the summer heat at our first Ice Cream Stroll! Come to town, stroll around, shop at our award-winning stores, and sample delicious (and some adventurous) ice cream flavors. July is national ice cream month! Don't miss this fun event!
  • Fall Festival
    Fall Festival
    Sat, Oct 12
    Blackwater
    Oct 12, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Blackwater, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Oct 12, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Blackwater, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Spend the day in Blackwater at our annual Fall Festival! October 12th from 9AM-4PM Vendors will be set up in the East Parking Lot, behind the Iron Horse Hotel!
  • Blackwater Christmas Market
    Blackwater Christmas Market
    Sat, Dec 14
    The Hollow
    Dec 14, 2024, 1:00 PM
    The Hollow, 110 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Dec 14, 2024, 1:00 PM
    The Hollow, 110 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Don't miss out on our annual Christmas Vendor Blender, Kid's Crafts, and SANTA!
  • Ribbon Cutting - Pratt Truss Bridge
    Ribbon Cutting - Pratt Truss Bridge
    Sat, May 11
    Blackwater
    May 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:10 PM
    Blackwater, 101 Main St 103 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    May 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – 12:10 PM
    Blackwater, 101 Main St 103 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Join us for the ribbon cutting of the Pratt Truss Bridge replica; our first installation of the Historic Blackwater Collection. The footbridge will connect the Blackwater Depot with the Wabash Caboose Pavilion.
  • May Festival
    May Festival
    Sat, May 11
    Blackwater
    May 11, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Blackwater, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    May 11, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Blackwater, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Spend the day in Blackwater at our annual May Festival! May 11th from 9AM to 4PM Vendors, shops, and restaurants will all be open to showcase their best crafts and goodies!
  • Blackwater Christmas Festival
    Blackwater Christmas Festival
    Sat, Dec 09
    The Hollow
    Dec 09, 2023, 2:00 PM
    The Hollow, 110 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Dec 09, 2023, 2:00 PM
    The Hollow, 110 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Don't miss out on our annual Christmas Vendor Blender, Kid's Crafts, and SANTA!
  • Fall Festival
    Fall Festival
    Sat, Oct 14
    Blackwater
    Oct 14, 2023, 9:00 AM
    Blackwater, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Oct 14, 2023, 9:00 AM
    Blackwater, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Spend the day in Blackwater at our annual Fall Festival! October 14th from 9AM-4PM Vendors will be set up in the East Parking Lot, behind the Iron Horse Hotel!
  • Progressive Dinner
    Progressive Dinner
    Thu, Sep 28
    Blackwater
    Sep 28, 2023, 6:00 PM – Sep 29, 2023, 8:00 PM
    Blackwater, 101 Main St 103 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Sep 28, 2023, 6:00 PM – Sep 29, 2023, 8:00 PM
    Blackwater, 101 Main St 103 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Enjoy a multi-course dinner through Blackwater's main street shops! This event has limited tickets! RSVP to (660) 888-9090
  • Ice Cream Social & Car Cruise
    Ice Cream Social & Car Cruise
    Sat, Aug 12
    Blackwater Depot
    Aug 12, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Blackwater Depot, Railroad Ave, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Aug 12, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Blackwater Depot, Railroad Ave, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Beat the summer heat with our annual Ice Cream Social and Car Cruise-In! Sign up for the ice cream eating contest or enter your favorite recipe. Join us while we enjoy family fun at it's finest!
  • Madd Mayor Car Show
    Madd Mayor Car Show
    Sat, Jul 01
    Blackwater, Missouri
    Jul 01, 2023, 9:00 AM
    Blackwater, Missouri, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Jul 01, 2023, 9:00 AM
    Blackwater, Missouri, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
  • Wabash Caboose Fundraiser
    Wabash Caboose Fundraiser
    Sat, Jun 24
    Blackwater Depot
    Jun 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Blackwater Depot, Railroad Ave, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Jun 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Blackwater Depot, Railroad Ave, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Come support our endeavor to preserve history with the 1904 Wabash Caboose. Enjoy a marvelous meal and see the caboose up close! All proceeds will go towards restoring the caboose to its original state.
  • May Festival
    May Festival
    Sat, May 13
    Blackwater
    May 13, 2023, 9:00 AM
    Blackwater, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    May 13, 2023, 9:00 AM
    Blackwater, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Spend the day in Blackwater at our annual May Festival! May 13th from 9AM to 4PM Vendors, shops, and restaurants will all be open to showcase their best crafts and goodies!
  • School Carnival, Dinner & Auction
    School Carnival, Dinner & Auction
    Sat, Apr 01
    Blackwater R-II School
    Apr 01, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Blackwater R-II School, 300 Dodderidge Ave, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Apr 01, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Blackwater R-II School, 300 Dodderidge Ave, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Support our local school! Come for the fun, food, and auction items!
  • Hellen Russell Concert & Pork Steak Dinner
    Hellen Russell Concert & Pork Steak Dinner
    Sat, Mar 25
    The Hollow
    Mar 25, 2023, 6:30 PM
    The Hollow, 110 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Mar 25, 2023, 6:30 PM
    The Hollow, 110 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
  • Brisket Dinner (Drive Thru)
    Brisket Dinner (Drive Thru)
    Sat, Feb 11
    Schuster Insurance
    Feb 11, 2023, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Schuster Insurance, 202 Main Street, Blackwater, MO 65322
    Feb 11, 2023, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Schuster Insurance, 202 Main Street, Blackwater, MO 65322
    Come pick up a fancy feast for your valentine. Dinners are $15 (includes brisket, all the fixins', and dessert).
  • MOVIE NIGHT!
    MOVIE NIGHT!
    Sat, Jan 28
    The Hollow
    Jan 28, 2023, 6:00 PM
    The Hollow, 110 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Jan 28, 2023, 6:00 PM
    The Hollow, 110 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    The Lost Treasure of Jesse James, directed by Adam Boster. Scenes filmed in Blackwater and Mid-Missouri. Family friendly film!
  • Blackwater Christmas Festival
    Blackwater Christmas Festival
    Sat, Dec 04
    The Hollow
    Dec 04, 2021, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    The Hollow, 110 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Dec 04, 2021, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    The Hollow, 110 Main St, Blackwater, MO 65322, USA
    Don't miss out on our annual Christmas Vendor Blender, Kid's Crafts, and SANTA!
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Featured Project

The 1904 Wabash Caboose

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