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National History Day in Missouri 2022 Underway, 2023 Contest Receives Missouri Humanities Grant

Judging for the National History Day contest in Missouri is underway as just under 500 students in grades 6 to 12, across the state, are competing in this year’s virtual contest. The theme for this year’s contest is Debate & Diplomacy in History. The awards ceremony will be held online April 30 at 3 p.m. State winners will compete at the national contest in June, which will also be held online this year due to health concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discovering American Roots: Danish Family Reconnects with Ancestor's Ozarks' Legacy

Phelps County Focus–Mary Goggins was for years just a distant childhood memory for Mads Faber Henriksen and his family in Denmark. He and his five siblings could recall receiving Christmas gifts from her delivered from America back in the 1960s and early 1970s. However, time and adulthood eventually faded that connection. By the 2000s, Goggins and her American life was only family lore and a lingering mystery...

Quilting the Many Into One: Missouri Bicentennial Quilt on Tour Throughout State

Southeast Missourian–History takes up a lot of space. Many thousands of pages in hundreds of books have been written to cover Missouri’s history. The Mississippi River Tales Mural on the Cape Girardeau flood wall covers nearly 18,000 square feet. The Cape Girardeau County Archive Center has 4,500 cubic feet of historical records going back to before...

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SHSMO Curator Joan Stack Discusses Exhibit "Domesticated Animals and American Identity" with Paul Pepper

KBIA–Find out more about The State Historical Society of Missouri's latest exhibit, Domesticated Animals and American Identity: A Selection of Artwork by George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton, with curator of art collections, Joan Stack, and curatorial intern, Isabel Miller...