Local Societies

Missouri Local Historical and Genealogical Societies Directory

There are many historical and genealogical societies throughout the state that work to document the history of a particular town or region. Often the resources held by local and regional institutions are not available anywhere else making these institutions a valuable source for research. This directory provides researchers the opportunity to locate or search the online resources of these institutions.

Richard S. Brownlee Missouri Local History Grant

The State Historical Society of Missouri honors a long-time former SHSMO Executive Director, Dr. Richard S. Brownlee, by making grants available in his name to help Missouri cultural heritage institutions preserve and provide access to local history. Brownlee Local History Grants awards of up to $500 are available for the preservation of historical records or the education and programming of activities. A maximum of $10,000 will be awarded each year.