Learn More about Legends & Lore Marker Grants
Missouri’s first Legends & Lore Marker grant has been installed!
William G. Pomeroy Foundation awarded a grant to the University of Central Missouri‘s McClure Archives and University Museum in Warrensburg, marking the legend of the Yeater Ghost. Professor Laura J. Yeater taught at UCM, and she actively raised funds to build the university’s first women’s dormitory.
“Some claim Laura J. Yeater or another spirit haunts this dormitory opened in 1941. Ghostly activity is reported often on the third floor.” Learn more about the UCM legend at the link: https://www.wgpfoundation.org/historic-markers/yeater-ghost/
Does your community share legends and lore about local myths, tall tales, place names, ballads, or ghost stories? The deadline for Round 2 Legends & Lore applications is October 11. There’s still plenty of time to draft and submit an application at https://www.wgpfoundation.org/history/legends-lore/
Yeater Ghost Legends & Lore Marker installed in Warrensburg at University of Central Missouri outside the historical Laura J. Yeater Hall