Latest News & Announcements

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...

Donation Provides Support for Mizzou-connected Historic Missourians Bios

As part of its mission to support educational outreach, the State Historical Society of Missouri continues to add new biographies to the freely available education website Historic Missourians.

An essential resource for students and educators, Historic Missourians features well-resourced biographies of notable Missourians. The articles are written for a school-age audience and meet education standards set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, but readers of all ages visit the site.