Event Calendar

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Make plans to join SHSMO for the African American Experience in Missouri Lecture Series. Dr. Charles Nilon, professor of Urban Wildlife Management at the MU School of Natural Resources, will explore “Nearby Nature in North City St. Louis: Black Residents, Nature, and Contested Green Space.”

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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Staff will be present to provide information about FREE resources available on campus for students.
Stop by the SHSMO table at the UMSL Fall Volunteer Fair to meet archivists who will showcase all the volunteer opportunities available at our St. Louis Research Center.
Join Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the Cape Girardeau Research Center, who will talk about strategies for searching and interpreting records.
Learn how you can uncover history as you take part in the National History Day competition by producing a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance or website.
In this James Neal Primm Lecture in History, Center for Missouri Studies Fellow Patricia Cleary will explore St. Louis’s complicated relationship with its Native American past in this program centered on the destruction of the Big Mound by 1869.

Award-winning photographer Oliver Schuchard has made Missouri his home for more than four decades. Over the years, Schuchard has often turned his camera to diverse landscapes in his adopted state and elsewhere. This exhibition, in two installments, displays Schuchard’s dedication to the aesthetics and craft of black and white landscape photography over the course of his distinguished career.

Join SHSMO at the Missouri Press Association Annual Convention and Trade Show. Visit with staff members and learn about our extensive newspaper collection that dates back to the July 26, 1808, issue of the Missouri Gazette, the first newspaper established in the Missouri territory.

Stop by the SHSMO table in the exhibit hall to visit with Michael Sweeney, Missouri Bicentennial coordinator for the State Historical Society of Missouri. You will find information on the Society’s collection of manuscripts, photographs, newspapers and more.
A FREE WORKSHOP and a chance to unpack the contest theme, explore great project resources, and to ask questions with Kansas City area regional coordinator Mark Adams.
Stop by the SHSMO table at the event to speak with staff from our St. Louis Research Center and learn about the resources available, including the Society’s collection of manuscripts, photographs, newspapers and more.
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!