SHSMO Closed March 17-31 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The State Historical Society of Missouri and all SHSMO research centers in Cape Girardeau, Kansas City, Rolla, Saint Louis, and Springfield, including the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17 through March 31, 2020, due to concerns for public and staff safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. SHSMO will decide by the end of the month if the closing will need to be extended past March 31. Updates will be posted on our website. We encourage our patrons to use our digital resources online, at For more information on our available resources, and updates, please visit
We will keep you updated. Thank you for your understanding and be safe.