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SHSMO Curator Joan Stack Discusses Exhibit "Cultural Crossroads: Missouri in the Era of Statehood" with Paul Pepper

KBIA–Missouri's bicentennial is right around the corner, and to help celebrate this milestone, Joan Stack invites everyone to come see the State Historical Society of Missouri's latest exhibit: Cultural Crossroads: Missouri in the Era of Statehood...

SHSMO Remembers: Perry G. McCandless, 1917-2021

Longtime Missouri historian Perry G. McCandless passed away on July 22 in Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of 103. Well known for his decades of teaching, scholarship, and efforts to advance the study of Missouri’s history, McCandless made significant contributions to the Missouri Conference on History and was a key supporter of the State Historical Society of Missouri. In 2001 he received the Society’s Distinguished Service Award, its highest honor, in recognition of his extraordinary service and support.

First Lady Teresa Parson Hosts Missouri Bicentennial Quilt and Creators

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.