Latest News & Announcements

SHSMO Collecting Materials Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSMO) invites you to share your pandemic experience with us. As a community, we are all going through this pandemic together. Individually, however, the health crisis has affected each of us differently. We all have unique stories to share. Please consider telling us your story in an effort to document for future generations the impact a worldwide pandemic has had on both your community and on you as an individual. Your story and observations are important.

Our Work Continues

While our facilities are closed for the safety of our communities, we are working steadily behind the scenes at our own homes to assist patrons and to continue the mission of the State Historical Society of Missouri. We look forward to the day when we can reopen the Center for Missouri Studies and our six research centers and to welcome each of you back when we get to the other side of this pandemic.

Episode 30: "Gateway To Equality" – Keona Ervin (Meet Me in St. Louis, Part 6)

While this year's Missouri Conference on History may be over, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to "meet us" in St. Louis for a multi-part series focusing on several projects and institutions that document the city's history and cultural identity. This episode features Keona Ervin discussing her award-winning book, "Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis," which was published by the University Press of Kentucky in 2017.

COVID-19 Update

The State Historical Society of Missouri is committed to protecting the health and well-being of its members, patrons, visitors, and donors. This morning in Columbia–home to the Center for Missouri Studies–Mayor Brian Treece issued a "stay-at-home" order for the city and county. This follows similar orders in Kansas City and Saint Louis, where SHSMO also has research centers. SHSMO shares in the goal to slow the spread of COVID-19 and will keep the Center for Missouri Studies and all SHSMO research centers closed until April 24.

Hamburg, St. Louis, & Missouri's German Heritage Corridor

While this year's Missouri Conference on History may be over, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to "meet us" in St. Louis for a multi-part series focusing on several projects and institutions that document the city's history and cultural identity. This episode features Caitlin Yager, Director of Heritage Programs for the Missouri Humanities Council.