Columbia Missourian—Every year, Aug. 10 marks the anniversary of Missouri’s entrance into the Union. This year, as noted by the society’s executive director Gary Kremer, the date bore even more significance, as it marked a transformational moment for the State Historical Society of Missouri and for residents hoping to learn more about the state.
“This is the first time in our history that we will occupy a building specifically designed and built for the State Historical Society in Missouri,” Kremer said. “That is a really good feeling.”
Jefferson City News Tribune—The State Historical Society of Missouri will unveil its new headquarters Aug. 10 after operating in a small space in the University of Missouri's Ellis Library for more than 100 years.
"We needed a new, updated building so we can showcase the treasures of Missouri's history and showcase the art that we have here and have the environmental controls to preserve the history that we have here," Senior Associate Executive Director Gerald Hirsh said.
We are more than half-way through our move from Ellis Library to our wonderful new headquarters at 605 Elm St. and we are excited to be opening our doors to the public soon!
What does it take to carefully move our collections of 7,300+ oral histories, 4,600+ newspaper titles, 1,200 rare books, 6 million+ photographs and images, 12,000+ Civil War manuscript pages, 5,000+ maps and 30,000+ pieces of art?
KOMU—The State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSMO) is moving all of their archival material into their new building over the course of the summer. The collection has been housed in the basement of Ellis Library on the MU Campus for 121 years. The new building at 6th and Elm is tailor made to be the new home of the archives.
While the building has been in the works for a decade, just planning how the staff will move all of the material into the new building has taken...
Columbia Missourian—It was the first of many, many moving days for the State Historical Society of Missouri, as movers on Tuesday hauled the first truckload of century-old newspapers and microfilm to the new Center for Missouri Studies.
Over the next seven to eight weeks, a steady stream of trucks will...
Radio Friends with Paul Pepper—Joan Stack on what she's looking forward to the most when the State Historical Society's new Center for Missouri Studies building opens later this summer.