Events


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

Check out our current exhibits!

Food Drive for Tiger Pantry

An Evening of Fiction Set in Missouri

November 3-26, 2014

Research Center–Columbia

Help Missouri's own with the State Historical Society of Missouri's Food Drive for Tiger Pantry! Consider donating the most needed items, including: mac and cheese, peanut butter, canned tuna, cereal, canned fruit, rice, and boxed meals. Items can be dropped off at our Columbia Research Center location—just look for the Tiger Pantry bins in the Corridor Gallery and Gift Shop.

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Show-Me Holiday Tree

An Evening of Fiction Set in Missouri

November 26, 2014 - January 3, 2015

Research Center–Columbia

Share your Missouri history with the State Historical Society of Missouri this holiday season. Visit us to spread cheer and add an ornament representing your region or organization. You may also mail the decoration with a note to the State Historical Society of Missouri at 1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO 65201. As a thank you, SHSMO will highlight your kindness with the social media community on Facebook. Thank you for helping celebrate Missouri's uniqueness with the Show Me Holiday Tree!

New Workshop: Turning Personal History into Film

An Evening of Fiction Set in Missouri

December 8, 2014

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

Research Center–Columbia

Explore a new avenue for telling your story–film! This workshop will be led by Brian Woodman, SHSMO film and video specialist at the Research Center–St. Louis. Woodman holds a PhD in film, cinema, and video studies. He will provide tips for taking your personal history from primary sources and papers to audiovisual works that resonate. Refreshments will be provided.

The cost for this workshop is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Call 573-882-7083 to register today!

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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 shs.umsystem.edu/mch.

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.