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The State Historical Society of Missouri is making plans for the Annual Meeting, November 2, at the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia. The event includes the annual business meeting and awards presentations, a lunch, and the debut of the My Missouri Lecture Series. Speaking is former US Senator Claire McCaskill, who served as the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. Before she was elected to the Senate in 2006, McCaskill was Missouri's state auditor and served as Jackson County Prosecutor. Seating is limited. Register by October 21 to attend.

Join Chuck Haddix for a look at "Early Bird: Charlie Parker’s Life and Music in Kansas City" on November 19.

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Looking for research tools to use in the classroom? Join Senior Archivist, Kathleen Seale, for an Educator Workshop in Rolla to learn more about how SHSMO’s collections can add to your curriculum!
Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association hosts Bryan Jack for his lecture Slave Pen to Spectator Sport: Remembering St. Louis’s Buried Past
Mineral Area College hosts Suzanne Michelle White for her presentation Native American Storytelling
Camden County Historical Society hosts Sandy Davidson for her lecture Not So Minor: Supreme Court Denies Women’s Right to Vote
Chariton County Historical Society hosts Kristen Layne Anderson for her lecture At the Point of Dutchmen’s Bayonets: German Immigrants and the Outbreak of the Civil War in Missouri

Newspapers have been called the rough draft of history. Their pages have preserved essential records of politics, local issues, events, and people for hundreds of years. By the mid-19th century, the number of titles published rose dramatically and newspapers were transformed by an increasing emphasis on society, industry, scientific advances, investigative journalism, and human-interest stories.

St. Charles County Parks and Recreation hosts Carol Elaine Davit for her lecture Why Prairie Matters: New Relevancies of a Vanishing Landscape
Come trick-or-treat in The District and be sure to stop by the Center for Missouri Studies along the way. We’ll have fun activities and candy for children and their families. Free event. Be sure to wear your costume! 
Mineral Area College hosts Galen E. Gritts for his presentation Being Cherokee