Events


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

Check out our current exhibits!

World War I and Your Ancestors

World War I and Your Ancestors

August 11, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Research Center-Columbia

Join SHSMO for a workshop exploring artifacts from soldiers and civilians of the First World War era. Claire Presley Marks, associate historian, will guide you in evaluating photographs, personal letters, and other firsthand accounts of the wartime experiences of Missourians, both on the home front and abroad. Popular books, songs, and newspapers will offer further glimpses into the time period. Amy Waters, SHSMO reference specialist, will demonstrate tools for tracing the lives of your ancestors during the period of dramatic political, social, and cultural changes initiated by World War I.

Register by calling the Society at 573.882.7083 or email shsofmo@umsystem.edu by August 6. There is a $5.00 workshop fee ($10.00 for nonmembers).

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Free Workshop on the Road!
Making Every Leaf Count: Researching, Organizing, and Protecting Your Genealogy

Making Every Leaf Count: Researching, Organizing, and Protecting Your Genealogy

September 16, 2014

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Hannibal Free Public Library

Explore new avenues in finding, documenting, and citing sources, along with organizing and storing all the materials produced from research in this free workshop. The State Historical Society of Missouri's Amy L. Waters, reference specialist, will provide tips for finding your family's history and organizing it for future generations.

This free class is suitable for beginning to advanced genealogists, as well as those who want to learn how to best maintain their family history research. Join the Society at the Hannibal Free Public Library at 200 South 5th Street in Hannibal. Registration is encouraged. Contact the library to secure your spot at 573.221.0222 or hallieys@hannibal.lib.mo.us.

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MU Art-i-Fact Gallery & Museum Crawl

MU Art-i-Fact Gallery & Museum Crawl

September 18, 2014

4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Research Center-Columbia's Art Galleries

The MU Art-i-Fact Gallery & Museum Crawl will be held Thursday, September 18, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Participants are invited to celebrate the Columbia campus's175th anniversary by exploring several MU galleries and museums and enjoying an evening of music, snacks, prizes, and art.

In addition to famous works by George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton, SHSMO will be featuring Missouri and World War I and Benton's American Mythologies. The Benton exhibition showcases actual nineteenth- and twentieth-century artifacts that relate to his imagery thanks to a partnership with MU's Museum of Anthropology.

The event is sponsored by Art-i-Fact, a consortium of University of Missouri organizations where art, science, and culture are open for exploration.

2014 Annual Meeting

2014 Annual Meeting

October 18, 2014

The Broadway Columbia

Join fellow members in guiding the mission of the Society forward, visiting with colleagues, and enjoying the featured program. Todd 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. For more details visit the Annual Meeting page