Welcome to the John J. Pershing website where you will discover many historical events and the reasons his legacy is so special. How did the General get the nickname "Blackjack"? Were Ernest Hemingway and Walt Disney really WWI ambulance drivers? What did Pershing do at San Juan Hill? Did Pancho Villa really get away? How did Pershing build a 2.7 million man army and defeat the Central Powers ending the Great War in 19 months? How was the General promoted to 6 Star General? It's all here and documented as 100% historically correct, so start exploring our website and have some fun! Located midway between Hannibal and St Joseph, on US 36 is Laclede, Missouri home to the Pershing Park Memorial Association (PPMA) and the Pershing Boyhood Home State Park, a State and National historic site.
You are also invited to check out our Facebook page where all the current events are updated and donations can be made. The PPMA is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. https://www.facebook.com/pershingmuseum/
If you would like to donate to the Pershing Museum fund checks can be sent to the Pershing Memorial Museum Development Fund, 900 Pershing Drive, Laclede., MO 64651.