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Bob Kendrick to Speak about African American Experience with America’s Pastime

A signature State Historical Society of Missouri program, the African American Experience in Missouri Lecture Series, is back this fall with Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and host of the Black Diamonds podcast. This free lecture will be hosted virtually on September 14 at 7:00 p.m. CDT.

Missouri Bicentennial Success and What's Next

Goodness, it's been an incredible week! Missouri turned TWO HUNDRED! You visited us in person and online for Together for '21 Fest, an array of events and exhibits held at the Center for Missouri Studies and on the MU campus.

On Missouri Statehood Day, you joined us in Jefferson City to commemorate the bicentennial, see the unveiling of the official bicentennial postage stamp, and welcome new citizens. Some of you were present on the State Capitol grounds, and others tuned in virtually from all parts of the state and country!

Commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial in Jefferson City from August 9-10

August 10, 2021, marks the two hundredth anniversary of Missouri’s entry as the 24th state of the United States. A state with many different regional cultures, geographies, and industries, we celebrate the accomplishments and diversity of all these regions while seeking to create a better understanding of our one Missouri and the ties that bind us together.