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Our Missouri Podcast Summer Series 2020

One hundred years ago this summer, Missourians awaited news regarding the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The state had approved the amendment, which prohibited the federal government and states from denying a citizen the right to vote based upon sex, a year prior, in 1919. However, it would take another year before Tennessee became the 36th and final state needed to ratify the new constitutional amendment in August 1920.

Films by Missouri NHD Students online this week as part of Smithsonian Documentary Showcase

Two documentary films directed and produced by students at Central High School in Springfield and Richland High School in Essex are among 35 documentary films selected for an online showcase sponsored by National History Day, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Smithsonian Learning Lab. The public can stream the documentary showcase online from June 17 – 24.

Center for Missouri Studies Receives LEED Gold® Certification

The State Historical Society of Missouri recently received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification for its new building that opened in August 2019. Gold is one of the highest certification levels awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council® to measure the environmental sustainability and performance of a building.

Our Missouri Surpasses 10,000 Downloads, Listen Now

What started out as a conversation between Bob Priddy and Sean Rost on the art of the Missouri Capitol in September 2018 has now reached a major milestone. Our Missouri has surpassed 10,000 total downloads. Thank you, dedicated listeners!

Season two of the podcast closed last week with Sarah Lirley McCune, telling us about the lives—and deaths—of women in 19th Century St. Louis. Sarah's episode concludes an exciting season that featured in-depth looks at the history of the Missouri Ozarks as well as the city of St. Louis.

Four-year effort brings 'inspirational' WWII letters to life

Columbia Missourian–Lt. Joseph Weber wrote to his colleague Thomas A. Brady from Germany months before World War II would end. “Dear T.A.B.,” Weber began his March 18, 1945, letter. “Keep cool, take a brief shot of whiskey and draw long on your pipe. This is just a friendly letter, and I’m not asking for anything-yet.” So began one of the letters...