Ginseng Culture in Missouri

Jul 19, 2022 – Feb 18, 2023
Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Research Center, Second Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Research Center, Second Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Long used in Chinese herbal medicine, American ginseng has been a valuable export since the 18th century. Ginseng Culture in Missouri explores the use, harvest, and resulting regulation of ginseng in the state with photographs, pamphlets, letters, newspapers, books, and illustrations from SHSMO collections.

Visit the Columbia Research Center on the second floor of the Center for Missouri Studies and explore how the popularity of ginseng rose and was later tempered by the reality of production, crop disease, and the overharvesting of wild roots. The exhibit is free and open to the public.