My Missouri Lecture and Annual Meeting

Join us on October 12 for the 2024 Annual Meeting and to hear Peter Herschend deliver this year's My Missouri Lecture. Registration coming soon!

Peter Herschend
Peter Herschend


Peter Herschend is the co-founder of Herschend Entertainment Corporation (formerly Silver Dollar City, Inc). The Herschend family business started in Southwest Missouri with a hole in the ground called Marvel Cave. To give cave visitors more to do, Peter and his brother Jack built an old Ozarks Village named Silver Dollar City - now USA TODAY'S and Tripadvisor's number one theme park in America. Today, Herschend Enterprises is the nation's largest family-owned entertainment company.

Please join us for a conversation to learn how Herschend’s Missouri upbringing has shaped his life and career.


10:30 a.m.Business Meeting and Annual Report 
 In person at the Center for Missouri Studies, including presentation of the Book, Article, and Dissertation Awards.
12 p.m.Luncheon - RSVP Required. Your luncheon registration also serves as your registration to attend the My Missouri Lecture.
1 p.m.My Missouri Lecture – Featuring Peter Herschend
  Event will be held at the Center for Missouri Studies.


See Past My Missouri Lectures