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COVID-19 Update

The State Historical Society of Missouri research centers remain closed to patrons.  Beginning June 1, 2020, staff will resume fulfilling research requests. If you have a question or a research request, please submit those using the online Research Request Form

July 1, 2020
Watch as SHSMO art curator Joan Stack provides a virtual tour focusing on the aesthetics of the State Historical Society of Missouri’s new headquarters in Columbia...
June 29, 2020

One hundred years ago this summer, Missourians awaited news regarding the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The state had approved the amendment, which prohibited the federal government and states from denying a citizen the right to vote based upon sex, a year prior, in 1919. However, it would

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June 18, 2020

Two documentary films directed and produced by students at Central High School in Springfield and Richland High School in Essex are among 35 documentary films selected for an online showcase sponsored by National History Day, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and

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June 16, 2020
As America celebrates the centennial of the 19th Amendment that gave women the vote, join us for a two-part program that provides a deep dive into women's suffrage in Missouri...