K-12

The State Historical Society of Missouri offers a wide range of learning opportunities for students and educators in K-12. From welcoming students and teachers to our research centers to sharing digital resources from our collections to helping students put their own stamp on history through the National History Day in Missouri program, we are excited to be part of K-12 history education!

  • Historic Missourians

    Historic Missourians was created by the State Historical Society of Missouri to assist students of all ages in their study of Missouri history and notable people who influenced the Show-Me State! Historic Missourians provides a biographical entry on each Missourian for which the State Historical Society of Missouri has images and primary resources. These historic biographies will add to students' knowledge of the state and the remarkable people who contributed to its history.

  • Request a Tour

    The State Historical Society of Missouri welcomes a visit from your class or group. SHSMO staff members are available to provide tours and presentations on the Center for Missouri Studies building, collections and resources for research, art gallery, or event space rental. We require at least two weeks' notice.

    Center for Missouri Studies Tour

    Available in Columbia

  • Research Guides

    Get started researching Missouri’s cultural, political, and genealogical heritage. Organized by topic, the guides listed below will help you find resources focused on a specific subject. In addition to helping you investigate a topic with links to newspapers, photographs, letters, diaries, publications, oral histories, and other reference resources, each guide includes a brief history of the subject and its ties to the Show-Me State.