Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting

Save the date of Saturday, October 17, 2015, for the State Historical Society of Missouri's Annual Meeting in Columbia.


Authors' discussion of the multifaceted William Clark, half of the legendary team that led the Corps of Discovery on its expedition to the Pacific coast.


William E. (Bill) Foley, professor emeritus of history at the University of Central Missouri, specializes in the history of the American West and Missouri. He has authored and edited numerous books including Wilderness Journey: The Life of William Clark, which was hailed as the first comprehensive look at Clark's life beyond the legendary expedition.

Attorney and historian Jo Ann Trogdon based her book, The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark, on the personal journal of William Clark held at the SHSMO Research Center–Columbia. The book, due out in June 2015, paints a complex picture of the famous explorer and his sometimes questionable activities prior to leading the Corps of Discovery in 1804.

A 1798 journal kept by William Clark while traveling down the Mississippi River to New Orleans.