The staff at the Center for Missouri Studies is so excited to open our headquarters to visitors and patrons, once again! Thank you to the 1,200-plus visitors and dignitaries who welcomed us to our new home on Saturday, August 10.
Our Columbia Research Center and Main Art Gallery are open to visitors Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The administrative offices are open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Columbia Missourian—Every year, Aug. 10 marks the anniversary of Missouri’s entrance into the Union. This year, as noted by the society’s executive director Gary Kremer, the date bore even more significance, as it marked a transformational moment for the State Historical Society of Missouri and for residents hoping to learn more about the state.
“This is the first time in our history that we will occupy a building specifically designed and built for the State Historical Society in Missouri,” Kremer said. “That is a really good feeling.”
The Joplin Globe—It’s time for quilters and photographers to get their creative juices flowing for Missouri’s bicentennial observance. It’s a chance to strut their talents in creative projects of the state celebration.
Jefferson City News Tribune—The State Historical Society of Missouri will unveil its new headquarters Aug. 10 after operating in a small space in the University of Missouri's Ellis Library for more than 100 years.
"We needed a new, updated building so we can showcase the treasures of Missouri's history and showcase the art that we have here and have the environmental controls to preserve the history that we have here," Senior Associate Executive Director Gerald Hirsh said.