As part of its mission to generate interest and appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of the state and its people, the Society hosts a wide range of engaging and educational events for scholars and community members of all ages.

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Yuki Palmer welcomes visitors to Richard Bookstore
June 18–22 | Center for Missouri Studies, Columbia

Looking to do summer reading or to stock up on great books to get you through the year AND support the mission of the State Historical Society of Missouri? You can shop at the Richard Bookstore for our special Used Book Sale June 18, 20, 21, and 22 during regular bookstore hours inside the Center for Missouri Studies. Browse through an extensive collection of books at unbeatable prices. 

Peter Herschend
October 12, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Center for Missouri Studies, Columbia

Registration is coming soon for the SHSMO annual meeting luncheon and My Missouri speaker featuring Peter Herschend, co-founder and co-owner of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation. The Herschend family business started in Southwest Missouri with a hole in the ground called Marvel Cave. To give visitors more to do, Peter and brother Jack built an old Ozarks Village named Silver Dollar City. TripAdvisor and USA TODAY call it the number one theme park in America. Today, Herschend Enterprises is the nation's largest family-owned entertainment company.

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