Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration, Produced by Ozarks Public Television and KMOS PBS

Aug
07
7:00 pm
Where

Missouri Theatre
203 S 9th Street
Columbia, MO 65211

Where

Missouri Theatre
203 S 9th Street
Columbia, MO 65211

From Missouri State University, Ozarks Public Television, University of Central Missouri, and KMOS PBS comes Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration, a two-hour program exploring Missouri culture, history, and statehood. The program begins with a sweeping snapshot of Missouri from settlement, early territory days, and admittance as America’s 24th state on August 10, 1821.

The story progresses with the pivotal role Missouri played during the Civil War and continues with representative highlights of her remarkable and unique accomplishments and impact in more recent times. Sharing this story will be our host, Mark Twain, played by Holmes Osborne, with respected historians and informed narration supported by abundant archival images. The result is a warm tribute and understanding of the Show-Me State and her people. 

Historians Involved

  • Dr. Gary Kremer, executive director of the State Historical Society of Missouri
  • Dr. Jon Taylor, history professor at the University of Central Missouri
  • Dr. Brooks Blevins, Noel Boyd professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State
  • Brad Belk, community historian at Missouri Southern State University
  • Dr. James Giglio, distinguished professor of history and emeritus faculty at Missouri State
  • Dr. Arthur Mallory, former Missouri commissioner of education
  • Dr. Jeremy Neely, assistant professor of history at Missouri State
  • Dr. William Piston, history faculty emeritus at Missouri State

Enjoy an exclusive screening of this historical documentary at Together for '21 Fest before its statewide premiere on Public Television Association (PTAM) member stations on August 12 at 8:00 pm. An audience Q&A will follow the screening.

PTAM is composed of Ozarks Public Television, Kansas City PBS, Nine Network of St. Louis, and KMOS PBS.

Watch the Trailer