Events


Check out our current exhibits!

Evening Research Hours

Evening Research Hours

August 6, 2015

4:45– 8 p.m.

Research Center–Columbia

Take advantage of the opportunity to linger among SHSMO's historical records and research collections on this evening of extended hours. The Research Center–Columbia will be open until 8 p.m. for patrons to conduct research.

Missouri State Genealogical Association Conference

Missouri State Genealogical Association Conference

August 7 – 8, 2015

Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center

Join SHSMO in Columbia at the annual gathering of family history researchers. Expand your horizons in the sessions, visit with staff members in the exhibit hall, and network with other genealogists, all under one roof. For details, visit www.mosga.org.

Audubon's Paper Menageries: Birds and Quadrupeds Walk-Through

Audubon's Paper Menageries: Birds and Quadrupeds Walk-Through

August 29, 2015

1:30 p.m.

Research Center–Columbia

The bison, bears, hawks, and bluebirds depicted by John James Audubon each have a story beyond what is found in the book of original prints by the artist, The Birds of America (1827–1838) and The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (1845–1848), which are the foundation of this exhibition. Perhaps the most poignant is that of a pair of passenger pigeons, members of a species that became extinct in 1914. Join SHSMO on August 29 as art curator Joan Stack brings Audubon's spectacular hand-colored engravings and lithographs to life though these treasured works.

2015 Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting

October 17, 2015

The Broadway Columbia

Save the date of Saturday, October 17, 2015, for the State Historical Society of Missouri's Annual Meeting in Columbia. William E. (Bill) Foley, professor emeritus of history at the University of Central Missouri, and attorney and historian Jo Ann Trogdon will present a program on the multifaceted William Clark, best known for teaming with Meriwether Lewis to lead the Corps of Discovery on its expedition to the Pacific coast. Visit http://shs.umsystem.edu/annualmeeting, for details.