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US Navy Sailors

An Exhibit of Military Collections

March 23, 2018 – June 1, 2018

Springfield Research Center

Explore the experiences of Missourians in the military through the archives of both SHSMO and Missouri State University. Military collections are available for research, and include a wide range of formats, such as oral histories, correspondence, cartoons, propaganda posters and booklets, diaries, books, photographs of aircraft and military insignia. The exhibit does not focus on a particular military conflict or action, but showcases the variety of formats and subject matter available to all researchers. For more information, visit MSU's online calendar.

Fitzpatrick Cartoon Twelve Million Men

Sketches of War: Editorial Cartoons Representing WWI by Daniel Fitzpatrick

March 6, 2018 - May 19, 2018

Elizabeth Rozier Gallery, Missouri State Museum

The State Historical Society of Missouri is collaborating with the Missouri State Museum for an exhibition, Sketches of War: Editorial Cartoons Representing WWI by Daniel Fitzpatrick, in the State Museum's Elizabeth Rozier Gallery

Daniel Robert Fitzpatrick, a Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1913 to 1958, created cartoons covering numerous issues during his 45 years with the paper. In his works made during World War I, Fitzpatrick addressed such topics as the lead-up to American involvement, the first Missourians to die in combat, and the armistice that ended the war. Often overshadowed by his later works, these early cartoons provide early indications of Fitzpatrick's talent, as well as an interesting prologue to his celebrated World War II cartoons.

The Rozier Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is inside the Union Hotel at the Jefferson Landing, 101 Jefferson Street, in Jefferson City.

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Missouri Courthouse

Missouri County Courthouses: Building Memories on the Square Revisited

January 23, 2018 - September 2018

Corridor Gallery, Columbia Research Center

Built environments reflect local values. The courthouses of Missouri in the new exhibition, Missouri County Courthouses: Building Memories on the Square Revisited, are visual testaments to this fact. Often the most prominent buildings in their communities, their architecture serves both practical and symbolic functions. Monumental clock towers manifest citizens' commitments to collective order, while classical design elements add gravitas to buildings, calling to mind the architecture of ancient Greece, the cradle of democracy.

In collaboration with the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation, the State Historical Society of Missouri is pleased to present 35 of the original photographs taken by Dennis Weiser for the 2007 book Missouri County Courthouses: Building Memories on the Square. New didactic labels provide updated information about the architects and buildings. By studying these beautiful and significant structures, one can better understand the rich history and culture of Missouri. The exhibition will run through September 2018.

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Being Bussabarger: Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Sketchbooks, and More

October 31, 2017 - May 5, 2018

Main Gallery, Columbia Research Center

Painter, sculptor, and ceramicist Robert Bussabarger (1922–2013) lived and worked in Missouri for over fifty years. Being Bussabarger pays tribute to the artist's creative spirit with a retrospective selection of his artworks from the 1940s to the 2010s. The wide range of media within the Society's collection of Bussabarger's art demonstrates the depth and breadth of his talent.

Toasting book cover from Lemp Brewing Company

"Ein Prosit!" (A Toast) to St. Louis Brewery Workers circa 1900

July 15, 2016 – Spring 2018

Stairwell Gallery, Research Center-St. Louis

The large numbers of Germans that immigrated to St. Louis in the nineteenth century led to a flourishing brewing industry. The legacy of Lemp, Anheuser-Busch, and scores of smaller breweries ensure that the region's history is intertwined with that of local beer production. To explore this relationship, an exhibit in the Stairwell Gallery of the Research Center–St. Louis will run through the end of 2016.

The show highlights photographs of brewery workers and artifacts from the Henry Tobias Brewers and Maltsters Union No. 6 Collection (S0615) and Mit Feder und Hammer! (With Feather and Hammer): The German Experience in St. Louis Records (S0941). Learn more about the exhibition in the Missouri Times or contact the St. Louis center.

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