Gifts and membership dues are the foundation for fulfilling our mission to preserve and share the stories of Missouri, Missourians, and the West and make them available today and for future generations.

Since 1898 The State Historical Society of Missouri has been the preeminent research facility for the study of Missouri and Missourians’ history and heritage. Our resources are available at the six research centers in Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, St. Louis, and through our courier service to Springfield.

Please partner with us to keep Missouri history alive!

Funding priorities for the July 2013-June 2014 year

Dues and gifts are critical for meeting this year’s priority objectives, which are above and beyond our work of bringing in new collections, publicizing their contents, and making our holdings more accessible to a wider range of users.

Donors are expressing interest in the following:

If you need help making a gift or renewing your membership, email or call at (800) 747-6366.

How else can you contribute?

There are many ways to lend your support!

Gifts of Stock and IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

Gifts of Stock

Making a gift of appreciated stock can be a great option for extending your influence on our mission. You can direct your gift to mission-critical programs as either expendable or endowed gifts.

Please contact us for the information necessary to make a gift of stock.

IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

If you are at least 70 1/2 years of age, you may be able to transfer a gift directly from your IRA to a charitable organization. This may be a good option if you do not need the income from a mandatory withdrawal or would like to use an IRA payment to make your gift and so not have to declare the money as income.

For more information:

Please contact Ms. Severin Roberts, Director of Development, at 573-882-7083, or