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2019: The Year in Review

Here we'll share photos and articles about the Bicentennial year. Send us your favorite photos at photos@hannibal2019.com

Bicentennial Press Coverage:

  1. Nov. 1, 2017 - Hannibal Bicentennial 1819-2019 Logo Contest (City of Hannibal)

  2. Dec. 30, 2017 - Hannibal bicentennial logo winner announced (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  3. Feb. 6, 2018 - 'Huck Finn Blues' named Hannibal's official song (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  4. Feb. 7, 2018 - 'Huck Finn Blues' Named Hannibal's Official Song (KHMO)

  5. Feb. 9, 2018 - 'Huck Finn Blues' designated city's official song (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  6. Feb. 12, 2018 - Dear Brad Paisley: Please Visit Hannibal (KICK-FM)

  7. July 17, 2018 - HANNIBAL’S BICENTENNIAL IS COMING UP, HERE’S HOW TO CELEBRATE (KICK FM)

  8. Sept. 18, 2018 - Hannibal 2019 Bicentennial begins with 200-plus things to do (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  9. Dec. 18, 2018 - Hannibal's 200th Birthday Bash Coming in 2019 (KHMO)

  10. Dec. 28, 2018 - Artists invited to submit works on beacon for Hannibal’s Bicentennial (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  11. Dec. 29, 2018 - Hannibal planning yearlong slate of activities for bicentennial celebration (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  12. Jan. 2019 - Hannibal Bicentennial (1819-2019) (WGEM)

  13. Jan. 2, 2019 - Hannibal Bicentennial celebration kicks off (WGEM)

  14. Jan. 3, 2019 - Mayors Reunion' kicks off Hannibal's bicentennial celebration (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  15. Jan. 8, 2019 - The Hickory Stick Quilt Shop And The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Present "A Journey Through Time: Hannibal, Missouri 1819-2019" (The Caldwell County News)

  16. Jan. 2019 - Hannibal Ready to Celebrate 200 Years (Hannibal Magazine)

  17. Jan. 19, 2019 - Bluff City Theater's 2019 season opens Feb. 9 (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  18. Jan. 28, 2019 - Mayor's Choice Bicentennial Wing Ding Winner (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  19. Jan. 31, 2019 - TRAVEL CHANNEL NAMES HANNIBAL MISSOURI’S ‘MOST CHARMING’ (KICK FM)

  20. Feb. 2019 - Hannibal Magazine

  21. Feb. 1, 2019 - 50 of the Most Charming Towns in America (Travel Channel)

  22. Feb. 5, 2019 - Chris Janson Performing at Tanyard Gardens in Hannibal May 11 (KHMO)

  23. Feb. 6, 2019 - Bicentennial Committee country music star Chris Janson to Hannibal (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  24. Feb. 7, 2019 - Discovering Black History during Hannibal's bicentennial (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  25. Feb. 7, 2019 - Country music star Chris Janson to perform in Hannibal (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  26. Feb. 13, 2019 - America's Hometown receives Missouri Creative Community Award (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  27. Feb. 16, 2019 - The Once-In-A-Lifetime Event In Missouri You Don't Want To Miss (Only In Your State)

  28. Feb. 21, 2019 - Hot Air Balloons Are Coming to Hannibal in 2019 (KICK FM)

  29. Feb. 23, 2019 - Hannibal native achieved fame for creating soap sculptures, mannequins (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  30. Feb. 26, 2019 - 200 years of memories (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  31. March 2019 - Hannibal Magazine

  32. March 2, 2019 - Bicentennial edition of pictorial history book being released Monday (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  33. March 11, 2019 - Hannibal preps for spring tourism season (WGEM)

  34. March 15, 2019 - Closing reception highlights Hannibal Black History Month exhibit (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  35. Apr. 2019 - Hannibal Magazine

  36. Apr. 8, 2019 - Hannibal Bicentennial Quilt Exhibition winners honored (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  37. Apr. 17, 2019 - Hot Air Balloons are Coming to Hannibal (KICK FM)

  38. Apr. 18, 2019 - Senior Expo 2019 features record number of vendors (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  39. Apr. 27, 2019 - Hannibal to open time capsule from 1969 next Saturday at Central Park (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  40. May 2019 - Hannibal Magazine

  41. May 4, 2019 - The Big Surprise in Hannibal's 1969 Time Capsule (KHMO)

  42. May 6, 2019 - Items saved from waterlogged 1969 time capsule viewed by public (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  43. May 10, 2019 - Shuttles set to bring people downtown for Chris Janson concert due to flooded parking (WGEM)

  44. May 13, 2019 - Loafers Car Show shines during Hannibal bicentennial (Columbia Tribune)

  45. May 13, 2019 - Chris Janson’s Hannibal concert attended by 3,400 (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  46. May 14, 2019 - Loafers Car Show Photos (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  47. May 14, 2019 - Art on local building illustrates Hannibal's bicentennial (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  48. May 15, 2019 - Special Movie in the Park planned in June (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  49. May 15, 2019 - Hannibal Arts Council to showcase 'Hannibal Today' (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  50. May 16, 2019 - Coontz birthday to be celebrated (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  51. May 17, 2019 - HANNIBAL TO HOST MOVIE IN THE PARK NIGHT (Y101)

  52. May 18, 2019 - Two Hannibal 'pole sitters' simultaneously set world records in 1969 (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  53. May 20, 2019 - Bluff City Theater’s gala features cabaret, season continuing with plays by teens (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  54. May 21, 2019 - Clydesdales Coming to Hannibal (KHMO)

  55. May 22, 2019 - Bluff City Theater’s summer camp in Hannibal returns (WGEM)

  56. May 23, 2019 - Budweiser Clydesdales to appear in bicentennial parade (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  57. May 24, 2019 - Rhonda Vincent & The Rage at Tanyard Gardens July 3 (KHMO)

  58. May 24, 2019 - Banners honoring Hannibal's veterans on display during bicentennial (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  59. May 26, 2019 - Hometown Heroes Honored in Hannibal (KHMO)

  60. May 25, 2019 - Twain on Main Photos (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  61. May 29, 2019 - National Tom Sawyer Days will begin with contests, celebrations (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  62. May 29, 2019 - Mark Twain Chorale plans bicentennial concert (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  63. June 2019 - Hannibal Magazine

  64. June 2, 2019 - 'Hometown Heroes' project captures the hearts of local families (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  65. June 3, 2019 - Rhonda Vincent and The Rage to Perform in Hannibal on July 3rd (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  66. June 5, 2019 - Cardboard Boat Race participants will have opportunity to be in bicentennial parade (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  67. June 5, 2019 - Budweiser Clydesdales to be featured in parade (The Mexico Ledger)

  68. June 6, 2019 - Coontz celebration postponed (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  69. June 12, 2019 - Hometown Heroes Banners Displayed Throughout Hannibal (WGEM)

  70. June 13, 2019 - Mark Twain Lighthouse officially open to public after rebuild (KHQA)

  71. June 14, 2019 - Hannibal Broadway storefronts get new paint ahead of Bicentennial parade (WGEM)

  72. June 15, 2019 - Hannibal's Bicentennial Parade slated to kick off at 11 am Saturday (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  73. June 15, 2019 - Juneteenth Freedom Celebration planned in Hannibal (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  74. June 17, 2019 - Bicentennial parade, balloon launch and glow planned (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  75. June 20, 2019 - Hannibal Celebrates 200 Years (KHMO)

  76. June 20, 2019 - Art runs in the veins (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  77. June 21, 2019 - Budweiser Clydesdales visit Hannibal for the Bicentennial Celebration (KHQA)

  78. June 21, 2019 - True story of Ilasco sisters enacted in new play (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  79. June 22, 2019 - Budweiser Clydesdales help celebrate Hannibal bicentennial (WGEM)

  80. June 22, 2019 - Clydesdales add jolt of excitement to Hannibal's Bicentennial Parade (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  81. June 22, 2019 - Hannibal celebrates 200th year with Bicentennial parade (KHQA)

  82. June 22, 2019 - Hannibal celebrates bicentennial with hot air balloon festival (WGEM)

  83. June 23, 2019 - Mark Twain's America: Visiting the Missouri hometown of the literary giant - and Tom Sawyer, too (Cleveland - The Plain Dealer)

  84. June 23, 2019 - Hannibal Bicentennial Parade (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  85. June 24, 2019 - National Tom Sawyer Days expected to draw big crowds to Hannibal (Quincy Herald-Whig

  86. June 24, 2019 - Bicentennial Balloon Festival draws huge crowd (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  87. June 28, 2019 - Commemorative Bicentennial wine at Hannibal winery (WGEM)

  88. June 28, 2019 - Hannibal Arts Council highlights local artist on bicentennial wine label (KHQA)

  89. July 2019 - Hannibal Magazine

  90. July 2, 2019 - Len Moss' artwork picked for label of wine celebrating bicentennial (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  91. July 4, 2019 - Hannibal Jaycees Fourth of July Parade (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  92. July 4, 2019 - 2019-2020 Tom and Becky (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  93. July 4, 2019 - Preston Danner and Lanie Privett named 2019-2020 Tom and Becky (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  94. July 5, 2019 - Artist Series wine label features local artist (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  95. July 5, 2019 - Holiday weekend provides economic boost in Hannibal (WGEM)

  96. July 9, 2019 - Historically Yours: 'Eagle Eye' Beckley born in Hannibal (News Tribune)

  97. July 11, 2019 - Illinois Stories: Hannibal Bicentennial (WQEC TV - Quincy PBS)

  98. July 17, 2019 - Tom and Becky quilt raffle features bicentennial quilt (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  99. July 19, 2019 - Drone racing comes to Hannibal (KHQA)

  100. July 22, 2019 - Hannibal's Bill Lear Drone Racing (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  101. July 22, 2019 - Hannibal’s first drone races prove popular, attract 40 pilots (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  102. July 24, 2019 - Documentary concert coming to Hannibal (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  103. July 31, 2019 - Hannibal business owners gear up for first riverboat docking of the year (WGEM)

  104. Aug. 2019 - Hannibal Magazine

  105. Aug. 1, 2019 - Blues legends to perform in Hannibal • Aug. 24 • 7 p.m. at Tanyard Gardens (Hannibal Magazine)

  106. Aug. 1, 2019 - Ball games to Honor Hall of Famer (Hannibal Magazine)

  107. Aug. 6, 2019 - History recreated a brush stroke at a time (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  108. Aug. 14, 2019 - Hannibal's Bicentennial Features Major Blues Bash (Y101)

  109. Aug. 19, 2019 - Grammy-nominated blues artists to perform Aug. 24 (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  110. Aug. 27, 2019 - Hannibal Bicentennial Bios: Molly Brown (KHQA)

  111. Aug. 27, 2019 - Bicentennial Old Time Base Ball Game this weekend (KHQA)

  112. Sept. 2, 2019 - Bicentennial Bios: Joseph Ray Buchanan (KHQA)

  113. Sept. 5, 2019 - Fund Raising Goal Exceeded for Hannibal City Hall Mural (KHMO)

  114. Sept. 5, 2019 - Latest ‘ghost sign’ brings history to life (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  115. Sept. 10, 2019 - Bicentennial Bios: Mark Twain Museum (KHQA)

  116. Sept. 10, 2019 - New ‘Ghost Signs’ come to Downtown Hannibal (WGEM)

  117. Sept. 11, 2019 - Bicentennial Committee Asking For Items For New Time Capsule (KHMO)

  118. Sept. 13, 2019 - Meet Tom and Becky – collect trading cards (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  119. Sept. 18, 2019 - Hannibal Bicentennial Bios: George Poage (KHQA)

  120. Sept. 24, 2019 - Press Release from Mark Twain Cave

  121. Sept. 24, 2019 - Clemens signature discovered in Mark Twain Cave (KHQA)

  122. Sept. 24, 2019 - Mark Twain Cave announces discovery of long-sought Clemens signature (WGEM) 

  123. Sept. 24, 2019 - Sam Clemens Signature (KHMO)

  124. Sept. 24, 2019 - Sam Clemens Signature Found in Mark Twain Cave (KHMO)

  125. Sept. 24, 2019 - Clemens Signature Found In Mark Twain Cave (KXEO)

  126. Sept. 24, 2019 - Sam Clemens signature discovered during 200th birthday of Hannibal, Mark Twain Cave (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  127. Sept. 24, 2019 - Hannibal dignitaries discuss surprise discovery of Samuel Clemens' signature in Mark Twain Cave (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  128. Sept. 25, 2019 - Signature found in Mark Twain Cave might belong to Mark Twain himself (Quincy Herald Whig)

  129. Sept. 25, 2019 - After 20 years of searching, the former director of the Mark Twain House discovers Samuel Clemens’ signature in a Missouri cave (Hartford Courant)

  130. Sept. 26, 2019 - Twain Find By Scholar With Bermuda Ties (Bermuda News)

  131. Sept. 26, 2019 - Mark Twain’s signature found in Missouri cave bearing his name after decades-long search (Kansas City Star)

  132. Sept. 26, 2019 - Bicentennial Bios: Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse (KHQA)

  133. Sept. 26, 2019 - Signature of Mark Twain found in Missouri's Mark Twain Cave in Hannibal (KMBC)

  134. Sept. 26, 2019 - After 20 years of searching, the former director of the Mark Twain discovers Samuel Clemens' signature in a Missouri cave (Microsoft News)

  135. Sept. 26, 2019 - After decades of searching, Mark Twain's signature was found inside a famous cave (CNN)

  136. Sept. 27, 2019 - Young Sam Clemens' signature found on Mark Twain Cave wall (AP)

  137. Sept. 27, 2019 - Sam Clemens' signature appears to be on Mark Twain Cave wall (ABC News)

  138. Sept. 27, 2019 - Mark Twain’s Signature Found in Missouri Cave (Southern Living)

  139. Sept. 27, 2019 - Young Sam Clemens’ signature found on Mark Twain Cave wall (Washington Post)

  140. Sept. 27, 2019 - Mark Twain’s signature found inside famous cave after decades of searching (New York Post)

  141. Oct. 2, 2019 - Bicentennial Bios: Jake Beckley (KHQA)

  142. Oct. 3, 2019 - Mark Twain was here -- boyhood signature found by Edgewater Twain expert (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

  143. Oct. 4, 2019 - Hannibal Parks & Rec seeking items for time capsule (WGEM)

  144. Oct. 8, 2019 - Forthcoming Hannibal's Veterans Memorial taking shape (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  145. Oct. 9, 2019 - Bicentennial Bios: Bill Lear (KHQA)

  146. Oct. 10, 2019 - Folklife experience returns to downtown Hannibal (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  147. Oct. 13, 2019 - Hannibal planning to seal bicentennial time capsule on Oct. 26 (Quincy Herald-Whig)

  148. Oct. 16, 2019 - Bicentennial Bios - Cliff Edwards (KHQA)

  149. Oct. 18, 2019 - Hannibal woman hiding pumpkins around town (WGEM)

  150. Oct. 23, 2019 - Bicentennial Bios - William Henry Hatch (KHQA)

  151. Oct. 26, 2019 - Hannibal's going back to the future with time capsule (KHQA)

  152. Oct. 28, 2019 - Hannibal's 2019 time capsule with hundreds of letters is closed until 2069 (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  153. Oct. 30, 2019 - Bicentennial Bios: Admiral Robert E. Coontz (KHQA)

  154. Nov. 5, 2019 - Holbrook's Twain chronicled in documentary (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  155. Nov. 7, 2019 - Renewed parade to honor veterans (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  156. Nov. 8, 2019 - Noted Hannibal artist from the past, unique views of Hannibal's history come to life (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  157. Nov. 8, 2019 - Veterans Day Parade taking place in Hannibal (KHQA)

  158. Nov. 11, 2019 - Veterans honored at Hannibal parade (Hannibal Courier-Post)

  159. Nov. 11, 2019 - Hannibal to attempt world record dessert party during ‘Living Windows’ (WGEM)

  160. Nov. 12, 2019 - Coontz to be honored Wednesday (Hannibal Courier-Post)