Join us for the 2016 Annual Day at the Capitol to learn more about how the innovative National History Day in Missouri program encourages students to explore history. Meet outstanding NHD students who will be on hand to showcase their original research projects and talk about their experiences. National History Day in Missouri is sponsored by SHSMO in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council.
The Missouri Conference on History brings together historians, teachers of history, and other history professionals to share in presentations of new scholarship and discussions of the field's challenges and opportunities. Anyone interested or involved in history education, historical research, historical preservation, or other professional applications of history is encouraged to attend. Paper, panel, and student poster proposals in all history fields are invited no later than December 15. The conference is particularly interested in proposals for complete sessions, including panelists, chair, and commentator. Attendees who are interested in serving as a session chair or commentator are also encouraged to respond. For additional information, please visit the Missouri Conference on History website.
March 24, 6 p.m.
In his long career with The Call and as a freelance photographer, William L. Fambrough Sr. captured the people, places, and events of Kansas City and its African American community. Join SHSMO as Fambrough's son, William L. Fambrough Jr., describes how his father gained the nickname "One-Shot Fambrough" and earned the community's trust while capturing thousands of images that are indispensable to understanding Kansas City's history. The event will be at the Second Baptist Church, 3620 East 39th Street, Kansas City. Take advantage of the opportunity to see the exhibition Through the Lens: Visions of African American Experience, currently on display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The show, which includes Fambrough's work, is a collaboration between SHSMO, Nelson-Atkins, and the Black Archives of Mid-America.