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.
University of Missouri College of Engineering faculty and the associate curator of European and American art from the Museum of Art and Archaeology will discuss the process of developing the virtual reality exhibition Missouri: Heart of the Nation.
In this talk, William S. Belko, PhD, the executive director of the Missouri Humanities Council, relives the fiery debate that surrounded Missouri’s admission to the Union as discussed in his recent book, Contesting the Constitution: Congress Debates the Missouri Crisis, 1819-1821.
Join filmmaker and literary critic Professor Juanamaría Cordones-Cook as she presents her documentary Nancy Morejón: Famous Landscapes, filmed in Havana in 2013. Following the documentary, Cordones-Cook will share her views in conversation with sociologist María Rodríguez-Alcalá about the diverse racial and cultural identities of the Latinx communities in Missouri.
Music has always been an important part of Missouri culture from early folk musicians to the explosion of jazz, blues, and Ozark bluegrass. An Evening of Missouri Music will feature three different types of Missouri musical traditions and reflect how artists have put their own “spin” on the traditional music of the state.
A Spoonful of History: A Culinary Tour of Missouri and our Governor's Mansion is a new cookbook released in commemoration of the Missouri Bicentennial and the 150th anniversary of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion. Join Rebecca Gordon, executive director for Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion, to explore beloved recipes from the book and the history that made them.
Missouri Humanities Council and KCUR are pleased to introduce new podcast Hungry For MO. Launching on August 10, be the first to hear audio excerpts as we discuss the making of Hungry For MO at Together for '21!
Voices of Arrow Rock is a theatrical production bringing to life voices of early Arrow Rock citizens whose experiences help us understand what life was like during the early to mid-19th century on the Missouri frontier. These voices transcend time and geography and help give a platform for underrepresented voices of the past.
Join us in Jefferson City August 9-10 for the Missouri Statehood Day Commemoration, including the formal recognition of the Missouri Bicentennial, reveal of the Missouri Bicentennial stamp, exhibits in the Capitol, a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony, and an ice cream social at Central Dairy. The event is organized by the Missouri Bicentennial Commission.
Missouri 2021 is encouraging communities across the state to commemorate Statehood Day with an ice cream social! Nothing brings people together like ice cream, and an ice cream social is a most appropriate way to celebrate Missouri, since the ice cream cone is the official state dessert. In Jefferson City, join us at Central Dairy for a bicentennial ice cream social!
Many State Historical Society of Missouri programs are freely available on demand to worldwide audiences. The most recently published videos are available at the links below. See all on demand programs here.