Missouri Statehood Day Commemoration

Missouri Statehood Day Commemoration from the Missouri Bicentennial Commission and Missouri 2021 is free and open to the public and includes the formal recognition of the Missouri Bicentennial, reveal of the Missouri Bicentennial stamp, exhibits in the Capitol, a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony, an ice cream social at Central Dairy, and more.

Visitors to Missouri Statehood Day are encouraged to wear masks and social distance per guidance from public health experts and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Events

Monday, August 9

August 9, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Missouri Supreme Court, Jefferson City
The Supreme Court of Missouri was established in 1820 and is the highest court in the state. Explore the Missouri Supreme Court building with a scheduled tour during Missouri Statehood Day from August 9-10. Tours are 30 minutes long and include the first floor, viewing a courtroom (either Division I or Division II), the Old Drum statue, and the law library.
August 9, 2:00 pm | Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City
With a planned completion in 2021, the Missouri Bicentennial Bridge will connect Jefferson City and Adrian Island, providing a pedestrian and bike linkage between the two and restoring Jefferson City’s historic relationship to the Missouri River. The Bicentennial Chess Board, a project of the Missouri Bicentennial Commission with support from the World Chess Hall of Fame, will be located on Adrian’s Island and provide a lasting reminder of the Missouri Bicentennial. Join us on Statehood Day for a dedication of these commemorative monuments to Missouri's past, present, and future.

Tuesday, August 10

August 10, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City
Stop by the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol building and leave a note to future Missourians in the Missouri Bicentennial Time Capsule. Once sealed, the time capsule will be housed at the State Historical Society of Missouri until August 10, 2046, when it will be re-opened and shared with the public.
August 10, 9:00 am – 10:30 am | Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City
August 10, 2021, marks 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. Join us on the front steps of the Missouri State Capitol for a formal ceremony marking the two hundredth anniversary of Missouri statehood.
August 10, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Missouri Supreme Court, Jefferson City
The Supreme Court of Missouri was established in 1820 and is the highest court in the state. Explore the Missouri Supreme Court building with a scheduled tour during Missouri Statehood Day from August 9-10. Tours are 30 minutes long and include the first floor, viewing a courtroom (either Division I or Division II), the Old Drum statue, and the law library.
August 10, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Central Dairy, Jefferson City

Missouri 2021 is encouraging communities across the state to commemorate Statehood Day with an ice cream social! Nothing brings people together like ice cream, and an ice cream social is a most appropriate way to celebrate Missouri, since the ice cream cone is the official state dessert. In Jefferson City, join us at Central Dairy for a bicentennial ice cream social!