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January 13, 1:30 p.m.
Join SHSMO to learn more about the fine art photography of Jon Luvelli. Raised in a rural farm town near Columbia, Missouri, Luvelli has gained national and international recognition for his street photography. His images are distinguished by their focus on Midwestern townscapes and underlying social messages. The stark contrasts of light and dark encourage viewers to find beauty in uncustomary forms. This exhibition of photos, the first installment of a permanent Luvelli collection at SHSMO, represents central Missouri and casts an aesthetic spotlight on contemporary life along its county roads and midtown streets.
February 1-28SHSMO Social Media
Join the State Historical Society of Missouri all month long for the story of the African American experience in Missouri as told through the personal papers of individuals, families, and organizations within SHSMO’s collections. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Meet National History Day in Missouri students, learn more about how this innovative program encourages them to explore history, and share your passion for history education with legislators at this daylong event in the Missouri State Capitol.
Visit with SHSMO staff members at their exhibitor’s booth and discuss ways to use resources from the Society, the National History Day in Missouri program, and the upcoming Missouri bicentennial in your classroom!
Save the dates of March 15–16, 2018, for the sixtieth annual Missouri Conference on History, hosted by the Missouri State Archives . The call for proposals is open, and submissions of paper, panel, and student posters in all fields of history are welcomed. The conference is particularly interested in proposals for complete sessions, including panelists, chair, and commentator.
Come witness the knowledge, enthusiasm, and creativity of nearly 600 students from across the state as they share their History Day research projects. They will compete for state honors in categories including documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances, and websites that explore the 2018 contest theme, Conflict and Compromise in History. Sign up as a contest judge at nhdmo.org/judges and share your time to help students improve their work. Top finishers at the state contest will advance to the National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park in June.
Join SHSMO and longtime mid-Missouri radio host Wayne Bledsoe in honoring Mona Jones and the Bluegrass Travelers, Jim Orchard and the Ozark Bluegrass Boys, and Jimmie Allison and the Ozark Rounders at an afternoon of live bluegrass. The festival will be held at the Havener Center on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus. Watch for further details, they will be shared here as they are announced.