Annual Meeting

The Wild Vine

October 18, 2014

The Broadway Columbia, a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
1111 East Broadway
Columbia, Missouri
(573) 875-7000 | f (573) 875-7007

Author of The Wild Vine to Speak at Annual Meeting

Author Todd Kliman will be the featured speaker at the State Historical Society of Missouri's 2014 annual meeting. The meeting will be held October 18 at the Broadway Columbia, a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel.

Kliman, the author of The Wild Vine: A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine, will lead attendees in a historical exploration of Norton, Missouri's state grape, which turned the world of fine wine upside down in 1873. A hybrid developed to withstand North American climates, Norton was cultivated by Missouri winemakers, who produced a wine that took gold at an international exhibition in Vienna. The Norton grape and its bold, full-bodied wine surprised the connoisseurs and started a long tradition of Missouri wine-making.

Join fellow members in guiding the mission of the Society forward, visiting with colleagues, and enjoying the featured program. The Honor Roll of Membership and Giving will also be shared at the Annual Meeting for the July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 year.  Watch the Missouri Times and this page for the full schedule and registration details to be posted in early fall.

Get started on your own Norton adventure by ordering The Wild Vine at (573) 882-7083 or The book is priced at $22.50 for members and $25.00 for nonmembers, shipping excluded.