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Gallery exhibitions illustrate transformative moments in Missouri and US history. Located on the first floor, the main and topical galleries feature rotating exhibitions, with select works on permanent display. A second-floor corridor gallery features curated materials from SHSMO collections. The galleries are located at the SHSMO Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia.

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The State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection commemorate the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage with the collaborative exhibition Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft. Displays include clothing and artwork from statewide collections that highlight roles of Missouri women in the national suffrage movement, as well as trailblazing women in Missouri politics before and after ratification of the federal amendment.

Music in Missouri explores Missouri’s contribution to American music. The state’s early folk musicians, marching bands, and choral societies inspired the birth of ragtime and then overlapped with the evolution of a new brand of blues in St. Louis. Those emerging styles then intersected with an explosion of new jazz in Kansas City, at the same time that Ozark bluegrass migrated northwards and entered this melting pot of rhythm to help create rock n’ roll, rhythm and blues, modern country, and gospel.

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Hear about the vast architectural and landscape architecture collections held by SHSMO and learn how to conduct research with these invaluable records. Online and free, registration required.

Join SHSMO art curator Joan Stack for a virtual architectural tour of SHSMO’s new Center for Missouri Studies with an overview of the Art Gallery. Online and free, registration required.

Join SHSMO art curator Joan Stack for a virtual architectural tour of SHSMO’s new Center for Missouri Studies with an overview of the Art Gallery. Online and free, registration required.

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Join SHSMO archivist Zack Palitzsch for an overview of preserving important photographs stored on numerous kinds of digital devices, backing up files, and the importance of preserving information on social media accounts. Online and free, registration required.