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"Battle Lines: Story of WWII Through Fitzpatrick Cartoons" Now Available for Streaming Anytime On Demand!

Watch as SHSMO art curator Joan Stack provides a virtual tour of Daniel Fitzpatrick’s WWII cartoons. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Fitzpatrick chronicled the progression of World War II as it happened with powerful and poignant editorial cartoons.

KSHB-Kansas City Spotlights Architect Nelle Peters

KSHB-Kansas City–The appearance of Kansas City, Missouri, can be credited in part to the design of buildings by Nelle Peters. "She was really a Kansas City architect, so she really shaped the way that city looked," Elizabeth Engel, with the State Historical Society of Missouri, said. According to the State Historical Society of Missouri, Peters was born in Niagra, North Dakota, on December 11, 1884. According to Engel, Peters' experienced difficulty starting her career in...

Historic Missourians has a fresh new look!

We are happy to announce that SHSMO’s biography website Historic Missourians has a new look! Recently redesigned and now adaptable to mobile devices, the website still offers the same well-resourced biographies for notable Missourians of all time periods, races, genders, and occupations. Historic Missourians also meets education standards set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is a great resource for students and educators!

See the Show-Me State’s Best Student Work as an NHDMO Judge

If you enjoy helping others, we invite you to join the VIRTUAL National History Day in Missouri state contest as a judge and see the Show-Me State’s best student work! Volunteer judges are vital to the contest, offering feedback to middle and high school students on their creative projects and helping top finishers prepare for the national contest. NHDMO’s five competitive categories—documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and website—offer something for everyone!