The Missouri Bicentennial is just one year away! Across Missouri, on local and state levels, events marking the occasion are being planned.
The Missouri Bicentennial Commission and its member agencies are hard at work creating opportunities for Missourians across the state to engage in events that commemorate Missouri’s past and look toward its future:
- First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles will commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial on Saturday, August 7, 2021, with a parade, historical interpreters, and more, all at the location where Missouri state government convened between 1821 and 1826.
- The Missouri Bicentennial Commission will mark the two hundredth anniversary of Missouri statehood on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.
- The 2021 Missouri State Fair, scheduled for August 12-22, 2021, will highlight the Missouri Bicentennial with exhibitions and entertainment.
Additional events and event details will be announced over the coming months.
Local communities have a role to play as well. Through the Missouri 2021 Endorsement Program, Missouri 2021 gives recognition to local projects, programs, and events that advance the bicentennial mission to promote a better understanding of the state’s communities, counties, and regions and people past and present.
"This bicentennial moment allows us to reflect on 200 years of Missouri history," said Carrie Tergin, Mayor of Jefferson City and Co-Chairperson of the Missouri Bicentennial Commission. "We are learning and celebrating where we are now and where we are going in the future. We encourage everyone statewide to participate in the bicentennial during this coming year and find their own way to make Missouri history."
Missouri 2021, the Missouri Bicentennial Commission, and partners across the state are excited to share commemoration opportunities and events with you.
- Missouri Bicentennial Poster Contest, and how to get involved
- My Missouri 2021 Photo Exhibition, including its stops around the state
- Missouri Bicentennial Quilt, and how you can see it in person