Missouri Bicentennial Exhibits on Display at SHSMO Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia

As part of the commemoration of Missouri’s 200th anniversary of statehood, the State Historical Society of Missouri is featuring free bicentennial-themed exhibits at the Center for Missouri Studies.

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt Final Tour

Showing now through January 28 on the second floor at the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia, the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt is on display for its final mid-Missouri exhibition. Visit today!

Located at 605 Elm Street in downtown Columbia, the Center for Missouri Studies is open Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free parking is available in the Center parking lot at the corner of 6th and Locust Streets.

Featuring blocks from all 114 Missouri counties and the independent City of St. Louis, the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt has been on display in communities across the state since 2020. Now the quilt returns to mid-Missouri to begin its final tour of State Historical Society of Missouri statewide research centers.

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Show Me a Bicentennial!

Exploring how communities across the Show-Me State came together to commemorate the Missouri bicentennial, Show Me a Bicentennial! is on display in the Center's second-floor Wenneker Family Corridor Gallery. The free exhibit examines Missouri's unique regional identities and celebrates what brings Missourians together.

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Cultural Crossroads: Missouri in the Era of Statehood

Cultural Crossroads: Missouri in the Era of Statehood highlights artwork and objects associated with a wide range of people who were part of what became the state of Missouri. See an original Missouri petition for statehood, artwork by George Caleb Bingham, hand-colored lithographs, Missouri banknotes, and more in the free SHSMO Art Gallery at the Center for Missouri Studies.

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