All events are at the Society location in Columbia unless otherwise indicated.

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Columbia: A Photographic History

Columbia:  A Photographic History

January 31, 2015

1:30 p.m.

Research Center–Columbia

Join us as Valerie Battle Kienzle presents her new book, Columbia, an illustrated history of Columbia, Missouri. Her interest in history is closely tied to her family: she, her brother, and her mother share ownership of a restored home and farmland that have been in the family since 1796. A 1980 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, she has worked for more than 30 years in various writing-related positions, including newspaper reporter, corporate public affairs manager, advertising account representative, school district communications writer, and freelance writer. She is the author of St. Charles, published in 2012 as part of Arcadia Publishing Company's Postcard History Series.

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Black History Month

An Evening of Fiction Set in Missouri

February 1-28, 2015

Follow the State Historical Society of Missouri on social media all month long for a celebration of the unique contributions that African Americans have made to the rich history of our state. Join us in remembering the personal struggles in slavery, the triumphs of courage in the civil rights movement, and the continued fight for social justice for all Americans. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Annual Day at the Capitol

An Evening of Fiction Set in Missouri

February 4, 2015

Missouri State Capitol

Join us for the 2015 Annual Day at the Capitol to discover more about National History Day in Missouri and how this innovative educational program puts students in the driver's seat. Meet outstanding NHD students, who will be available to showcase their projects and talk about their experiences. National History Day in Missouri is sponsored by SHSMO in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council.

Missouri Conference on History

An Evening of Fiction Set in Missouri

March 11-13, 2015

DoubleTree Hilton and Conference Center, Chesterfield, MO

The Missouri Conference on History brings together teachers of history and other professional historians to share in the presentation of the results of research, to exchange information on teaching and curriculum, and to consider ways to promote interest in history and the welfare of the profession. All persons interested or involved in the teaching of history, historical research, historical preservation, or any other professional application of history are welcome. For more information, visit

St. Charles Historical Society Workshop

An Evening of Fiction Set in Missouri

March 28, 2015

St. Charles Community College

Join the St. Charles Historical Society and the State Historical Society of Missouri for a day of hands-on training that will open up a new world of resources for researching your family history—the Internet. Experts from around the state will guide you step by step in this computer-based workshop covering photographs, newspapers, and genealogy. Sessions are suitable for beginning to advanced genealogists, as well as those who want to learn how to maximize their time conducting online research.