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In-person tours are currently suspended at the Center for Missouri Studies and SHSMO statewide research centers due to social distancing and group gathering guidelines implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Center for Missouri Studies Virtual Tour

Founded in 1898, the State Historical Society of Missouri is the premier research center for the study of Missouri state and local history. The administrative headquarters of the Society is located at the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia, Missouri. This state-of-the-art facility opened in 2019 and secures the ability of SHSMO to carry out its work for a second century.

This video provides a virtual tour of the Center for Missouri Studies, including the art gallery, research center, conservation lab, classrooms, and bookstore.