Missouri 2021 Presents: Legends, Lore, and Stories of the Show Me State

11:00 am

Missouri is rich in its history, folklore, and storytelling. The bicentennial year offers a range of opportunities to engage in our state’s history and culture through storytelling with performances, workshops, poetry, book talks, online resources, and more! Join us for this live, virtual program and hear how organizations around the state are preserving the stories of our past and engaging new audiences.

We'll be joined by Lisa Higgins, Missouri Folk Arts director at the University of Missouri; Mark Livengood, Story Center director at Mid-Continent Public Library; GK Callahan, Community Arts & County Engagement Specialist with University of Missouri Extension; Carmaletta Williams, executive director of Black Archives of Mid-America and Brent Schondelmeyer, deputy director of Local Investment Commission (LINC) and trustee of the State Historical Society of Missouri, who are both involved with the Kansas City Black History Project. Plus, we'll have a special guest joining the program to share a story! Online and free, registration required.


Missouri 2021 Presents is a virtual series, held on the first Tuesday of the month, highlighting bicentennial commemorations around the state. Watch past programs anytime for free and on demand.