Help document Missouri's history with SHSMO and Missouri 2021

The State Historical Society of Missouri and the Saint Louis Ambassadors are partnering together to create a bicentennial time capsule, and we need your help!

Organizations and institutions, businesses, as well as local and state government agencies in Missouri are invited to participate by contributing three items: one to represent your past, one to represent your present, and a note to future Missourians.

“Missouri’s bicentennial is an important time for Missourians to look back on our past and use this moment to come together for a better future,” said Richard T. Pisani, President of the Saint Louis Ambassadors, an all-volunteer organization that began when the Gateway Arch neared completion. The organization’s co-founder and chairman, Cicardi A. Bruce, added, “The time capsule will preserve the memories and moments 200 years later when the westward expansion of our nation ushered in the 24th state of Missouri into the union.”

Items should measure no larger than 8.5 x 14 inches – i.e. no larger than legal size paper – and combined be no more than a quarter-inch thick. All submissions need to be in printed form and not electronic. An online registration form is required for all submissions.

Learn More about the Time Capsule