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Center for Missouri Studies Hosting "Missouri Celebrated" on Dec. 14

The public is invited for a free concert and art event hosted by the State Historical Society of Missouri to conclude Missouri’s bicentennial year. Missouri Celebrated: Commemorating 200 Years of Missouri Music, Culture, and Art will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 4-7 p.m. at the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia (605 Elm St, across from Peace Park).

Thank You for 200 Years

During this time of gratitude, we want to thank you for a truly amazing Missouri Bicentennial year. We are grateful for the privilege to share your stories, honor your memories, and welcome you and your families at the State Historical Society of Missouri. The Show-Me State’s 200th-year commemoration was made possible because of Missourians near and far. Thank you for your support and for sharing Missouri's bicentennial with us.

New Title "This Place of Promise" Now Available to Order

Newly released for 2021, This Place of Promise: A Historian’s Perspective on 200 Years of Missouri History, is now available for order from SHSMO Richard Bookstore. Conceived as a way to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial of statehood, this unique work presents the perspective of Gary R. Kremer, one of the Show-Me State's foremost historians, on how history has played out in the two centuries since Missouri’s admittance to the Union.

The Life and Times of a Pioneer Judge: John Dillard Cook Presented by Judge Limbaugh, Now Free and On Demand

It was November 16, 1820, when Judge John Dillard Cook was appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court. Now released, SHSMO brings you The Life and Times of Judge John Dillard Cook presented by Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh in honor of the Missouri Bicentennial.

Former Coach Stewart Reflects on Life at My Missouri Lecture

Columbia Missourian–Former Missouri men’s basketball coach Norm Stewart sat in a grey chair, a small table to his right occupied by a vase of yellow flowers and an untouched glass of water. The winningest coach in Tigers men’s basketball history had stories to tell at the State Historical Society of Missouri — too many to relay in just an hour and a half...