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August 3, 4:45–8 p.m.
Take advantage of this opportunity to tap into SHSMO resources after hours! The Columbia Research Center will be open until 8 p.m. for patrons to conduct research.
Join SHSMO in Columbia at the annual gathering of Missouri family history researchers. Learn from experts in the sessions, visit with staff members in the exhibit hall, and network with other genealogists. The conference will be held at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, 2601 S. Providence Road, Columbia. For details, visit MoSGA online.
A total solar eclipse will occur over Missouri between 1 and 1:30 p.m. on August 21. The state's last total eclipse happened on August 7, 1869, and was visible only in Missouri's northeast corner. This time it will cross the entire state, though some regions will experience only a partial eclipse. Cities under total eclipse will include St. Joseph, Columbia, Jefferson City, Cape Girardeau, and parts of the Kansas City and St. Louis metro areas. Missouri state parks as well as cities across the state will hold special events to observe this rare phenomenon. To see if parks or cities in your area are planning special eclipse events, visit the Mizzou Eclipse 2017 website.
You are invited to help guide the mission of the State Historical Society of Missouri forward at its annual meeting. Visit with other SHSMO members and enjoy a Center for Missouri Studies presentation. The event will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott and Conference Center in Columbia. A room block is available for out-of-town guests at the rate of $119 per night, plus tax. To receive this discount, mention SHSMO while booking your room before the deadline of September 6. Watch the Missouri Times and the Annual Meeting webpage for further details.