Since the pioneer days of the American Midwest, quilts have been a cornerstone of Missouri culture, fashion, and tradition. In honor of our state’s 200th anniversary, the State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri Star Quilt Company, in partnership with the Missouri State Quilters Guild, teamed up to create the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt. Using one quilt block for each Missouri county and the independent City of St. Louis, the project features the unique characteristics of Missouri culture and style.
Last week, the Show-Me State saw sixty of its brightest students compete in the 2021 National History Day virtual contest.
From outstanding entry awards to special prizes, Missouri delegates demonstrated a remarkable ability to transform research into creative, hands-on projects. Three entries were selected for the highly competitive virtual showcases, and two entries made finalist in their categories.