This Place of Promise with Gary R. Kremer

Jan
20
7:00 pm
Where

Missouri State Archives
600 W Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Where

Missouri State Archives
600 W Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

This free talk is part of the Missouri State Archives Thursday Evening Speaker Series.

Join us as SHSMO Executive Director Gary R. Kremer expands on his latest book This Place of Promise: A Historian's Perspective on 200 Years of Missouri History.

Conceived as a way to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial of statehood, This Place of Promise presents the perspective of one of the Show-Me State’s foremost historians as he ponders why history played out as it did over the course of the two centuries since Missouri’s admittance to the Union. Kremer, a fifth-generation Missourian, infuses the historical narrative with his vast knowledge and personal experiences, considering what being a Missourian has meant—across the many years and to this day—for all of the state’s people.

Kremer will reflect on how the forces of history—time, place, race, gender, religion, and class—shaped people and determined their opportunities and choices, in turn creating collective experiences that draw upon the past in an attempt to make sense of the present and plan for the future.

Book signing to follow.

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