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COVID-19 Update

The State Historical Society of Missouri research centers will open on August 4, 2020.  Public hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors to the Center for Missouri Studies art gallery will be limited to allow for social distancing. Appointments are required for all of research center patrons. Please use our research request form to identify your research needs and the date and time of your visit.  All patrons will be required to wear masks. 

July 13, 2020

This episode examines how discussions of suffrage in the Clark Family home eventually made it to the halls of Congress.

July 9, 2020
SHSMO senior archivist Kathleen Seale discusses how different communities and organizations experienced the 1918 flu epidemic in these free virtual program videos...
July 1, 2020
Watch as SHSMO art curator Joan Stack provides a virtual tour focusing on the aesthetics of the State Historical Society of Missouri’s new headquarters in Columbia...
June 29, 2020

One hundred years ago this summer, Missourians awaited news regarding the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The state had approved the amendment, which prohibited the federal government and states from denying a citizen the right to vote based upon sex, a year prior, in 1919. However, it would

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