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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 St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist, Daniel Fitzpatrick, chronicled the progression of WWII as it happened with powerful and poignant editorial cartoons. The three installments of this yearlong exhibition present visual commentary on the events of the war as they happened. The second installment focuses on examples made between December of 1941 and the spring of 1943.

The State Historical Society of Missouri holds one of the few complete collections of the lithographs Thomas Hart Benton published in editions during his lifetime. Over 90 master prints dating from 1929 to 1974 reflect the many changes that took place in Benton’s attitudes and artwork over the course of his life. Many of these lithographs are variations on famed Benton paintings, and the diverse imagery attests to the complexity of the artist’s aesthetic, political and social ideas.

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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 related 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. Free and open to the public.

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Photographer Oliver Schuchard joins us to talk about the second installment of Landscape Visions. The exhibition displays Schuchard’s dedication to the aesthetics and craft of black and white landscape photography over the course of his distinguished career.

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 related 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.

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Stop by the exhibition hall and visit with SHSMO staff members at the Missouri Council for the Social Studies Conference 20/20 Vision to the Present. The conference includes strategies for teaching social studies, networking with other educators, and hearing from keynote speakers, including former Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Bethany Petty, who is an author and high school social studies teacher in Southeast Missouri. Attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from Holocaust survivors about their experiences.

Join National History Day in Missouri at the Rolla regional contest at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Come support ambitious students, see their creative projects, and be part of the day! Top students from the region will be presenting their historical research through five categories: documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances, and websites.