SHSMO Interactives

Online interactives from the State Historical Society of Missouri allow researchers of all ages to dynamically explore the history of the Show-Me State.

In 2021, the State Historical Society of Missouri was awarded an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities and Missouri Humanities for a project titled “African American Heritage in the Ozarks.” Over fifteen months, staff at the State Historical Society identified and compiled an extensive list of primary and secondary sources related to African American life in the region, provided public programming in

This interactive map takes viewers on a trip through several counties in the Missouri Ozarks while detailing the origins and history of emancipation and the celebrations of Black Missourians after their fight for freedom.

Explore the history of the Missouri region from the earliest known inhabitants (around 1250 A.D.) through present day in this interactive and multimedia timeline.