Missouri 2021 Presents: Missouri Bicentennial Commemoration

August 10, 2021, marked the two hundredth anniversary of Missouri’s entry as the 24th state to enter 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.

Presented from the front steps of the Missouri State Capitol, this formal ceremony marks the two hundredth anniversary of Missouri statehood.


  • SHSMO Executive Director Gary R. Kremer
  • U.S. Senator Roy D. Blunt
  • Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul C. Wilson
  • Governor Michael L. Parson
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