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SHSMO Holiday Closure Information

The Center for Missouri Studies and its Research Center, Art Gallery, and Bookstore will be closed from noon December 24 through January 1.



The Kansas City, Rolla, and Saint Louis Research Centers will be closed from noon December 24 through January 1.



The Cape Girardeau Research Center will be closed December 23 through January 1.



The Springfield Research Center will be closed December 23 through January 3.

December 10, 2019
Our Missouri continues the multi-part series on "The Ozarks" talking with Dena Matteson about the history and "hidden treasures" of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
December 9, 2019

The Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation recently committed $250,000 to support the relocation of the State Historical Society’s Kansas City Research Center to Miller Nichols Library on the University of Missouri–Kansas City campus. The grant is an important first step in the campaign to

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December 8, 2019

When the Civil War broke out, James Washington Woodard lived with his wife and four children on a farm in Polk County, Missouri. Sympathetic to the Confederacy, Woodard, like many of his neighbors, joined the Fifth Missouri Infantry Regiment in January of 1862. He rose to the rank of lieutenant

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December 5, 2019

The State Historical Society of Missouri will award two Center for Missouri Studies fellowships in 2020 to scholars studying Missouri’s early statehood period. One of the fellowship projects will examine Jesuit ties to slavery within the early state, while the other will analyze treaties

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