Spirit of unity dominates grand opening of Center for Missouri Studies

Bob Priddy, left, president of the State Historical Society’s Board of Trustees and Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe cut the grand opening ribbon Saturday on the front steps of the Society’s new building. The building cost $35 million and was designed by Gould Evans.

Columbia Missourian—Every year, Aug. 10 marks the anniversary of Missouri’s entrance into the Union. This year, as noted by the society’s executive director Gary Kremer, the date bore even more significance, as it marked a transformational moment for the State Historical Society of Missouri and for residents hoping to learn more about the state.

“This is the first time in our history that we will occupy a building specifically designed and built for the State Historical Society in Missouri,” Kremer said. “That is a really good feeling.”

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