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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...

SHSMO Virtual Event Calendar Now Available, Featuring FREE Programs

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.