Events Friends of the Mizzou Botanic Garden welcome Growing Up with the River authors Dan & Connie Burkhardt and artist Bryan Haynes to present the 2017 Jacquelyn Kay Jones Lecture. Dan and Connie Burkhardt’s Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri, takes a brief look at each of nine generations that have grown up in different communities since Lewis and Clark’s historic Voyage of Discovery. The book’s intent is to pique the reader’s interest in the history and geography of the Missouri River region and encourage visits to explore the river’s diverse historic and natural areas. The Burkhardts live in St. Louis and on their farm near the Missouri River. Connie Burkhardt served as a University of Missouri Curator, 1999-2005. In addition to illustrating this book, the work of Bryan Haynes has graced the pages of magazines, international advertising, CD and book covers, and posters. Since graduating from the Art Center College of Design in 1983, his artwork has been represented by Berstein & Andriulli in New York, Ron Sweet in San Francisco, and Foster Represents in St. Louis. Recent commissions include murals and large scale paintings for: The Kauffman Foundation, the Missouri Botanical Garden, The Westward Expansion Memorial Museum at the Arch, Novus International Inc., and the Danforth Science Center. Bryan Haynes and his wife reside in the forested Missouri hills just outside of St. Louis. We hope you can join us for this memorable evening of exceptional art and Missouri history. We hope you plan to visit the Mizzou Botanic Garden in person soon. These planning resources will make finding your way to campus easier. To schedule a guided tour call either 573-884-6307 or 573-882-1830. For more detailed visitor information, please visit the MU Visitor Relations Web site. Driving directions Parking information If you have any questions that aren't answered regarding visiting campus, try the University's Visitor Relations site.