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Black History Month Events and Resources at SHSMO

Today, February 1, marks the beginning of Black History Month. To more deeply explore Black history and the African American experience in Missouri, we are hosting free virtual events and sharing related materials from SHSMO collections on social media.

During the month of February, join us on Zoom for two presentations that touch on Black Health and Wellness–the Black History Month theme announced by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) for 2022.

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt Arrives in St. Louis February 1

The Missouri Bicentennial Quilt arrives in St. Louis tomorrow, February 1, to begin a weeks-long exhibit at the SHSMO St. Louis Research Center.

On display from February 1 through March 11, see the quilt in room 222 at the Thomas Jefferson Library on the UMSL campus. SHSMO-St. Louis is open Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are not required to visit the quilt.

Learn about Olympic champion Helen Stephens and SHSMO’s LGBTQIA+ collections with this FREE on demand program

In this newly released on demand video, Steven Brawley, founder of the St. Louis LGBT History Project and SHSMO trustee, leads a discussion on utilizing the LGBTQIA+ collections at SHSMO and the use of one particular collection–the Helen Stephens Collection (C3552)–for research in an upcoming documentary film.

Join Us for Signature Program Discussing Statehood-Era Treaties with Indigenous Nations

Join us with Greg Olson, historian and 2020 Center for Missouri Studies Fellow, for a free talk on Thursday, January 20 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Missouri Studies at 605 Elm Street in downtown Columbia.

Olson will expand on his July 2021 Missouri Historical Review article, “White Man’s Paper Trail: Extinguishing Indigenous Land Claims in Missouri.” His talk is part of the signature Missouri Historical Review Author Series of public programs.

Explore the Civil War in Missouri through the Letters of Henry and Cimbaline Fike in the Latest from SHSMO On Demand

In this installment of the Missouri Historical Review Author Series, Missouri Civil War historian and retired SHSMO associate director John Bradbury leads a conversation with Jeremy Neely, assistant professor of history at Missouri State University, and recent MSU graduate Trevor Martin. Neely and Martin discuss their article from the January 2021 Missouri Historical Review about the correspondence between Henry Fike, a quartermaster in the Union army, and his wife, Cimbaline, who wrote from the home front in Mascoutah, Illinois, southeast of St. Louis.