November 3, 6:30-8 p.m.
Want to learn how to conduct an oral history interview for National History Day in Missouri? Come to the central Missouri region workshop to learn how to use interviews effectively from SHSMO’s oral historian Jeff D. Corrigan.
November 9, Lecture 6:30 p.m. | Book Signing 7:30 p.m.
Bryan Jack, author and associate professor of Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, will take us through the next chapter of Missouri's past. Thousands of African Americans fled the post-Reconstruction South in search of political, economic, and social opportunity in the West. Many arrived in St. Louis destitute, and Jack will share how for them the city became a barrier as formidable as the Red Sea. Yet some St. Louisans responded to their plight by starting relief efforts to support the Exodusters in their quest for better lives. Jack's examination of this early black migration provides insight into St. Louis as a city, Missouri as a state, and African American life in an era of dramatic change.
November 10, 6–9 p.m.
Explore new avenues in finding, documenting, and citing sources in this free workshop. Amy L. Waters, State Historical Society of Missouri librarian, will provide tips for finding your family's history and organizing it for future generations. This class is suitable for beginning or advanced genealogists. Registration is encouraged. Contact the library at 660.886.3391 to secure your spot.
November 11, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Are you excited about using primary sources with your students? Do you want to know how SHSMO and MU Special Collections can contribute sources for your classroom? Are you helping students find and utilize effective resources for National History Day projects? This free educator workshop is for you!
Join us at the State Historical Society of Missouri's headquarters in Ellis Library on the Mizzou campus to explore:
Please RSVP. Attendees will be offered a free parking pass. In order to guarantee delivery, please register prior to November 4.
November 14, 5:30 p.m.
Join Center for Missouri Studies fellowship winner Sarah Lirley McCune at 5:30 p.m. on November 14 for her talk “The Untimely Death of Annie Roberts and the Politics of Abortion in Late Nineteenth-Century St. Louis.” McCune, a PhD candidate in history at the University of Missouri–Columbia, received the 2016 History of Women in Missouri Politics fellowship. The free lecture will be in the main gallery of SHSMO’s Columbia Research Center.
November 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Springfield Research Center, Missouri State University Meyer Library
Are you intrigued by the idea of using primary sources in your classroom? Do you want to discover SHSMO's awesome collections, both digital and material? Are you helping students find and utilize effective resources for National History Day projects? This free educator workshop is for you!
Please RSVP. Attendees will be offered a free parking pass for the MSU campus. In order to guarantee parking pass delivery please register prior to November 11.
November 21, 4 p.m.
On November 21, Luke Ritter, recipient of the 2016 Center for Missouri Studies fellowship in the Environment in Missouri History, will speak at 4 p.m. on the Saint Louis University campus. Ritter’s talk is titled “St. Louis’s Nuclear Women: The H-Bomb and the Baby Tooth Survey.” The talk, to be followed by a reception, will be held in Room 142 of Adorjan Hall, 3800 Lindell Boulevard. Limited metered parking is available on the street, and Laclede Avenue Garage, centrally located on campus, offers additional visitor parking.
November 30, 1-4 p.m.
Close out Native American Heritage Month with a celebration! This afternoon focused on the flexible learning styles of homeschoolers will offer all ages a chance to learn about Missouri history through art, maps, and other primary resources. You can explore native and colonial interpretations of life in the Missouri Territory, see local evolving environments through landscape architecture and historic maps, and your whole family can even participate in a scavenger hunt!
Best of all, you can spend as much or as little time as you'd like. It's a free, flexible experience! Families interested in participating are kindly requested to RSVP . Parking passes are available for those registering before November 21. Contact SHSMO for more information at 573.882.7083 or email@example.com.