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Missouri Bicentennial Success and What's Next

Goodness, it's been an incredible week! Missouri turned TWO HUNDRED! You visited us in person and online for Together for '21 Fest, an array of events and exhibits held at the Center for Missouri Studies and on the MU campus.

On Missouri Statehood Day, you joined us in Jefferson City to commemorate the bicentennial, see the unveiling of the official bicentennial postage stamp, and welcome new citizens. Some of you were present on the State Capitol grounds, and others tuned in virtually from all parts of the state and country!

Commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial in Jefferson City from August 9-10

August 10, 2021, marks the two hundredth anniversary of Missouri’s entry as the 24th state of the United States. A state with many different regional cultures, geographies, and industries, we celebrate the accomplishments and diversity of all these regions while seeking to create a better understanding of our one Missouri and the ties that bind us together.

SHSMO Curator Joan Stack Discusses Exhibit "Cultural Crossroads: Missouri in the Era of Statehood" with Paul Pepper

KBIA–Missouri's bicentennial is right around the corner, and to help celebrate this milestone, Joan Stack invites everyone to come see the State Historical Society of Missouri's latest exhibit: Cultural Crossroads: Missouri in the Era of Statehood...

SHSMO Remembers: Perry G. McCandless, 1917-2021

Longtime Missouri historian Perry G. McCandless passed away on July 22 in Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of 103. Well known for his decades of teaching, scholarship, and efforts to advance the study of Missouri’s history, McCandless made significant contributions to the Missouri Conference on History and was a key supporter of the State Historical Society of Missouri. In 2001 he received the Society’s Distinguished Service Award, its highest honor, in recognition of his extraordinary service and support.