Now in its 41st year, Honeyshuck Restoration, Inc. plans a lively year of celebrating the life of Champ Clark and other Northeastern Missouri dignitaries.
Open June, July and August
Tuesday - Sunday
Noon to 4:00 pm
Other times by Appointment
Call 573-324-6707 or 573-324-3154
Admission: $3.00; children 10 & under free
Please visit the remainder of this site to learn about the colorful history of the Clarks, upcoming events, and ways in which you can contribute to the future of the Champ Clark House.
Champ Clark for President,
Just over one hundred years ago, Champ Clark of Bowling Green, Missouri was unfairly denied the Democratic Presidential nomination at the turbulent Baltimore Convention of 1912. Due to a split in the Republican Party, if nominated Clark would have been elected the 28th President of the United States, the first Missourian to hold the Executive Office.
Missouri State Flag
The flag of the State of Missouri was accepted and adopted by the legislature of Missouri during the administration of Governor Elliott Major (1913-1917). This flag was designed by Mrs. Elizabeth Watkins Oliver of Cape Girardeau. It was raised over the State Capitol where it flew for a few hours, was lowered and presented to Governor and Mrs Majors by adjutant General John B. Omeara, a military aide to the Governor.
Champ Clark House unveils Halloween plans
Stickers, candy to be handed out
Halloween is just around the corner, and the folks at The Champ Clark House are ready.
The Champ Clark House (Honeyshuck) will welcome trick-or-treaters Friday night, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. until the last bit of candy is gone. This is a first for the home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the one-time home of Speaker of the House Champ Clark and family.
In addition to sweets, the home will be decorated in Halloween finery, with lights and spooks of all sorts. Incoming board president Nathan Lilley designed a limited edition Halloween sticker for the inaugural event, which features Mr. Clark popping out of a period-appropriate jack o’ lantern. These will be given away with candy, while supplies last.
The Champ Clark House recently hosted its annual banquet with guest speaker the Hon. John C. (Jack) Danforth.
Greeting trick-or-treaters is just one of a number of new community-based initiatives at the house. Plans are in the works for a Christmas open house in December, an art contest in early 2015, and a weekly reading hour for youngsters in summer 2015. Other events will be announced as details become available. For updates follow The Champ Clark House on Facebook