SHSMO Virtual Event Calendar Now Available, Featuring FREE Programs

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SHSMO Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia and research centers in Cape Girardeau, Kansas City, Rolla, Saint Louis, and Springfield are closed until further notice. Yet, our work continues.

We are diligently working from home to provide a range of events and resources, and we look forward to connecting with you through these free programs.

We have programs to explore the impact Missourians have had on national history and the impact of national events on Missouri lives. We have resources to aid in your research and strategies for developing your own personal archives.

These events and workshops are made possible because of the generous support of our members and donors. Join SHSMO today!

  • Using SHSMO Digital Collections

    May
    06
    1:00 pm

    Doing genealogical, local, or historical research online while social distancing at home? Check out the digital collections available through the State Historical Society of Missouri’s website. Senior Archivist Katie Seale provides an overview of SHSMO's statewide archives, including manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, art, and the editorial cartoon collections. Learn how to access many of these primary resources from your home, and get time-saving tips for locating the best research materials for your project. Online and free, registration required.

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  • Using SHSMO Digital Collections

    May
    07
    10:00 am

    Doing genealogical, local, or historical research online while social distancing at home? Check out the digital collections available through the State Historical Society of Missouri’s website. Senior Archivist Katie Seale provides an overview of SHSMO's statewide archives, including manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, art, and the editorial cartoon collections. Learn how to access many of these primary resources from your home, and get time-saving tips for locating the best research materials for your project. Online and free, registration required.

    Register

     

  • Show Me Missouri Speakers Bureau Lecture Online: Michael Tsichlis

    May
    07
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    The Skouras Brothers in St. Louis: Early Cinema and the Making of the Immigrant American Dream

    Driven from their native Greece by family impoverishment in 1910, three young brothers – Charles, Spyros, and George Skouras – immigrated to America seeking dreams of a new life and prosperity. The brothers settled in St. Louis, Missouri, where they initially found work waiting tables and bar tending at St. Louis hotels. As they sought out opportunities to start a business, they turned to the new and booming movie theater industry. This presentation explores the origins of American cinema, corporate rivalry, family loyalty, and the pursuit of the immigrant American dream.

    This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Space is limited.

    Host Organizations

    Missouri Humanities Council
    State Historical Society of Missouri

    Register Online

    Event Contact Information

    Dr. Monique Johnston
    Missouri Humanities Council
    monique@mohumanities.org

  • Introduction to Personal Digital Archives

    May
    12
    10:00 am

    This workshop will provide an overview of strategies for the long-term preservation of personal digital archives. SHSMO Senior Archivist A. J. Medlock will provide tips for organizing, naming, backing up files, and protecting them from natural and human-made disasters. The workshop will be of interest to anyone seeking to ensure their digital archives are preserved for future generations. Online and free, registration required.

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  • Introduction to Personal Digital Archives

    May
    13
    1:00 pm

    This workshop will provide an overview of strategies for the long-term preservation of personal digital archives. SHSMO Senior Archivist A. J. Medlock will provide tips for organizing, naming, backing up files, and protecting them from natural and human-made disasters. The workshop will be of interest to anyone seeking to ensure their digital archives are preserved for future generations. Online and free, registration required.

    Register

     

  • 1918 Flu Epidemic in Missouri, Part 1 (Afternoon Session)

    May
    26
    1:00 pm

    Join SHSMO and discover how different communities in Missouri experienced and responded to the 1918 flu epidemic in a two-part series with senior archivist Kathleen Seale. Using primary and secondary sources, part one discusses how the epidemic affected Missouri and its people. Stay tuned to shsmo.org/events for details on part two which will discuss how organizations, schools, and government entities reacted. Online and free, registration required.

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  • 1918 Flu Epidemic in Missouri, Part 1 (Morning Session)

    May
    27
    10:00 am

    Join SHSMO and discover how different communities in Missouri experienced and responded to the 1918 flu epidemic in a two-part series with senior archivist Kathleen Seale. Using primary and secondary sources, part one discusses how the epidemic affected Missouri and its people. Stay tuned to shsmo.org/events for details on part two which will discuss how organizations, schools, and government entities reacted. Online and free, registration required.

    Register

     

  • Be Part of the Missouri Bicentennial

    May
    29
    10:00 am

    Join Michael Sweeney, the Missouri Bicentennial coordinator for the State Historical Society of Missouri, for an overview of current bicentennial-related projects, programs, and events as well as developing plans for commemorating the state’s two hundredth anniversary. Learn about diverse opportunities for developing a greater understanding of Missouri’s history, life, and culture during the Missouri Bicentennial. Online and free. Registration is required.

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  • Architectural Resources at SHSMO (Afternoon Session)

    Jun
    02
    1:00 pm

    The State Historical Society of Missouri is home to numerous collections concerning the built environment. These collections include the records of architectural firms, the papers of local architects, and nearly seventeen thousand sets of architectural drawings documenting residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional structures not only in the state of Missouri, but throughout the country. During this session, archivist Rachel Forester will share the vast architectural and landscape architecture collections held by the State Historical Society of Missouri, and attendees will learn what resources are available, how to conduct research, and how to gain access to the collections. Online and free, registration required.

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  • Architectural Resources at SHSMO (Morning Session)

    Jun
    03
    10:00 am

    The State Historical Society of Missouri is home to numerous collections concerning the built environment. These collections include the records of architectural firms, the papers of local architects, and nearly seventeen thousand sets of architectural drawings documenting residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional structures not only in the state of Missouri, but throughout the country. During this session, archivist Rachel Forester will share the vast architectural and landscape architecture collections held by the State Historical Society of Missouri, and attendees will learn what resources are available, how to conduct research, and how to gain access to the collections. Online and free, registration required.

    Register