McCaskill to speak at SHSMO Annual Meeting

Claire McCaskill

The State Historical Society of Missouri is making plans for the Annual Meeting, November 2, at the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia. The event includes the annual business meeting and awards presentations, a luncheon, and the debut of the My Missouri Lecture Series.

The My Missouri Lecture, Saturday, November 2, at 1 p.m., features former US Senator Claire McCaskill, who served as the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. Before she was elected to the Senate in 2006, McCaskill was Missouri's state auditor and served as Jackson County Prosecutor.

The My Missouri Lecture Series invites prominent Missourians from all walks of life to reflect on what being a Missourian has meant to them as they speak about how the state’s history, people, and culture have shaped their experiences.

Former Republican US Senator John Danforth will speak in 2020 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus on a date to be determined. Future speakers will be announced as information becomes available.

Finally, a reminder that the Primm Lecture in History is happening September 9, 7 p.m., in St. Louis. Center for Missouri Studies Fellow Patricia Cleary will explore St. Louis's complicated relationship with its Native American past in this program centered on the destruction of the Big Mound by 1869. Details are available online and in our upcoming issue of Missouri Times.