Virtual Tours

Explore current and past SHSMO exhibitions through these freely available virtual tours.

As America commemorates the centennial of the 19th Amendment that gave women the vote, watch this two-part program that provides a deep dive into women's suffrage in Missouri.
Opening in 2019, the Center for Missouri Studies is a state-of-the-art facility that secures the ability of SHSMO to carry out its work for a second century. This virtual tour includes the art gallery, research center, conservation lab, classrooms, and bookstore.

SHSMO Art Curator Joan Stack, PhD, presents a virtual tour of the Ellis Library 2021 exhibition, Historic Images of Black Families. Focusing on artworks and photos from SHSMO collections, the show explores the various ways African American families have been depicted in 19th and 20th-century art. Included are lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton, editorial cartoons by Tom Engelhardt, and vernacular photographs by anonymous photographers.

Watch as SHSMO art curator Joan Stack provides a virtual tour of Daniel Fitzpatrick’s WWII cartoons. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Fitzpatrick chronicled the progression of World War II as it happened with powerful and poignant editorial cartoons.
Watch as SHSMO art curator Joan Stack, Ph.D., provides a virtual tour focusing on the aesthetics of the State Historical Society of Missouri’s new headquarters in Columbia. Designed by Kansas City architectural firm Gould Evans, the Center for Missouri Studies is an award-winning, state-of-the-art facility that provides lasting preservation of Missouri history and culture statewide.