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Ever wonder whether you have descendants from the Civil War era and how to trace them? Join Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of Cape Girardeau Research Center, who will give a thorough overview of how to research a Civil War ancestor. The workshop includes how to determine whether an ancestor served in the war, key documents generated by and for Civil War veterans, and how to find their regiment online, among other research methods. Dr. Eddleman is also an active member of the Cape County Genealogical Society where he served as president for 14 years.

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Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park hosts Lindsey Kaye Manshack for her presentation Then and Now: American Indian Representation in Missouri
Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park hosts Greg Olson for his presentation Great Walker: Ioway Leader
French Colonial America hosts Dennis Stroughmatt for his presentation French Fiddle Tunes and Tall Tales: The French Creole Story of Missouri
SHSMO Oral Historian Sean Rost hosts the Center for Missouri Studies’ Children’s Storytime featuring Dan and Connie Burkhardt’s classic Growing up on the River accompanied by excerpts of Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi.
SHSMO Oral Historian Sean Rost hosts the Center for Missouri Studies’ Children’s Storytime featuring Dan and Connie Burkhardt’s classic Growing up on the River accompanied by excerpts of Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi.

Stop by the exhibition hall and visit with SHSMO staff members at the Missouri Council for the Social Studies Conference 20/20 Vision to the Present. The conference includes strategies for teaching social studies, networking with other educators, and hearing from keynote speakers, including former Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Bethany Petty, who is an author and high school social studies teacher in Southeast Missouri. Attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from Holocaust survivors about their experiences.

Experience what Columbia has to offer, including the State Historical Society of Missouri, at Showcase CoMo 2020. A staff member will be on hand to talk about the new Center for Missouri Studies and the programs and resources offered by the State Historical Society of Missouri. Showcase CoMo brings businesses, organizations, and the general public together to share products, services, resources and involvements opportunities in the mid-Missouri community.

Learn the basics of using tax lists for genealogy, including the types of information collected on tax lists, real estate, personal property, and combined tax lists, as well as the genealogical information that can be gleaned from tax records. Join Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of Cape Girardeau Research Center, who will give specific examples of what to look for when researching tax lists.