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Missouri Bicentennial

Missouri Bicentennial 101

December 12, 1–2 p.m.

Melba Performing Arts Center

Join Michael Sweeney, Missouri Bicentennial coordinator for the State Historical Society of Missouri, at the Melba Performing Arts Center in Houston for a conversation about plans for the Missouri Bicentennial and how the City of Houston and Texas County can get involved. For more information, contact Elaine Campbell at 417.967.3348 or downtownhouston@houstonmo.org.

Sponsored by the Houston Community Betterment and Arts Council, Downtown Houston Inc., and the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce.

Black History Month

Black History Month

February 1–28

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All month long the State Historical Society of Missouri’s social media channels will focus on the African American experience in Missouri as revealed through papers of individuals, families, and organizations that are housed within SHSMO’s collections. Learn more now through the African American Experience in Missouri Research Guide.

Frank Leslie's Exodusters

Exodus: Images of Black Migration in Missouri and Beyond, 1866–1940

February 4, 4 p.m.

University of Missouri’s Ellis Library, Room 114A

Join SHSMO’s Joan Stack and Faith Ordonio for a curators’ presentation of Exodus: Images of Black Migration in Missouri and Beyond, 1866–1940, which explores how thousands of African Americans came to and through Missouri while seeking greater political, economic, and social opportunity. Images from SHSMO’s collections offer insights into the movement of African Americans from their first great exodus out of the South after the Civil War to relocations sparked by violence, repression, natural disasters, and the turmoil of the Great Depression. Viewed together, the artwork, including fine art prints by George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton, creates an overall picture of American life in an era of dramatic change.

Sponsored by University of Missouri Libraries and the MU Black History Month Committee

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2017 Capitol Day

Annual Day at the Capitol

February 6

Missouri State Capitol

Meet National History Day in Missouri students, learn more about how the innovative NHD program encourages them to explore history, and share your passion for history education with state legislators at this daylong event in the Missouri State Capitol. Find your legislators and contact them today to let them know you support the work of SHSMO through the National History Day in Missouri in program.

NHDMO Springfield

National History Day in Missouri Regional Contest: Springfield

February 15

Missouri State University

Join NHDMO at the Springfield regional contest! Visit Missouri State University to support creative Missouri students as they find a passion for history. Check out a great range of exhibits, documentaries, papers, performances, and websites. Contest winners will represent the region at the NHDMO state contest at the University of Missouri on April 27, 2019. For a detailed schedule of the day, please contact nhdmo@shsmo.org.

NHDMO Rolla

National History Day in Missouri Regional Contest: Rolla

February 22

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Join National History Day in Missouri at the Rolla regional contest at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Come support ambitious students, see their creative projects, and be part of the day! Top students from the region will be presenting their historical research through five categories: documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances, and websites. Contest winners will represent the region at the NHDMO state contest at the University of Missouri on April 27, 2019. For a detailed schedule of the day, please contact nhdmo@shsmo.org.

African American Schoolchildren

Missouri Council for the Social Studies Conference

February 22–23

Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

Register now for the Missouri Council for the Social Studies Conference. SHSMO’s executive director, Gary Kremer, will provide the keynote address, “Missouri’s Complicated Racial Past: Causes and Consequences.” You can also visit with Society staff members at their exhibitor’s booth to discuss ways to use resources from the Society, the National History Day in Missouri program, and the upcoming Missouri 2021 bicentennial observances in your classroom. Visit the MCSS website for more information.

NHDMO STL

National History Day in Missouri Regional Contest: St. Louis

February 23

University of Missouri–St. Louis

Visit the University of Missouri–St. Louis for the National History Day in Missouri St. Louis regional contest! Check out a great range of exhibits, documentaries, papers, performances, and websites, and support creative Missouri students as they find a passion for history. Contest winners will represent the region at the NHDMO state contest at the University of Missouri on April 27, 2019. For a detailed schedule of the day, please contact nhdmo@shsmo.org.

NHDMO Maryville

National History Day in Missouri Regional Contest: Maryville

March 1

Northwest Missouri State University

Come to the National History Day in Missouri Maryville regional contest on March 1, 2019, at Northwest Missouri State University and support creative Missouri students! Students from around the region will present their innovative projects in one of five categories: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website. Contest winners will represent the region at the NHDMO state contest at the University of Missouri on April 27, 2019. For a detailed schedule of the day, please contact nhdmo@shsmo.org.

Women's History Month

Women's History Month

March 1–31

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All month long the State Historical Society of Missouri’s social media channels will highlight the evolution of gender roles and women’s status over the course of the state’s history. Personal papers, organizational records, correspondence, news clippings, and much more illustrate the important roles Missouri women have played in the Show-Me State’s development. Learn more now through the guide to Women's Experience in Missouri.

NHDMO KC

National History Day in Missouri Regional Contest: Kansas City

March 2

William Chrisman High School

The Truman Library is hosting National History Day in Missouri’s Kansas City regional contest at William Chrisman High School. Come support ambitious students, see their creative projects, and be part of the day! Top students from the region will be presenting their historical research through five categories: documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances, and websites. Contest winners will represent the region at the NHDMO state contest at the University of Missouri on April 27, 2019. For a detailed schedule of the day, please contact nhdmo@shsmo.org.

Missouri Conference on History

Missouri Conference on History

March 6–8

Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza

The sixty-first annual Missouri Conference on History, hosted by the University of Missouri–Kansas City and Park University and sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri, will be held March 6–8, 2019. Paper, panel, and student poster proposals in all fields of history, including public history and historic preservation, are invited. The conference is particularly interested in proposals for complete sessions, including panelists, chair, and commentator. In 2019 the Missouri Humanities Council is offering a new program of financial assistance to both undergraduate and graduate students: travel grants will cover the conference registration fee, lodging at the conference hotel, and up to $150 of additional related expenses. For more information about the Missouri Conference on History, please visit the web page.

Learn More about the Call for Papers

NHDMO Joplin

National History Day in Missouri Regional Contest: Joplin

March 8

Missouri Southern State University

Join National History Day in Missouri at the Joplin regional contest! Visit Missouri Southern State University to support creative Missouri students as they find a passion for history. Check out a great range of exhibits, documentaries, papers, performances, and websites. Contest winners will represent the region at the NHDMO state contest at the University of Missouri on April 27, 2019. For a detailed schedule of the day, please contact nhdmo@shsmo.org.

NHDMO Central Missouri

National History Day in Missouri Regional Contest: Central Missouri

March 13

Columbia College

Missouri State Archives is hosting an awesome NHDMO event at Columbia College. Come see great performances and exhibits for the live portion of the central region contest. Contest winners will represent the region at the NHDMO state contest at the University of Missouri on April 27, 2019. For a detailed schedule of the day, please contact nhdmo@shsmo.org.

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Missouri Bicentennial 101: Tapping into SHSMO Resources

March 16, 10:30 a.m.

Jefferson County Library–Northwest Branch

Join SHSMO senior archivist Claire P. Marks to learn tips for discovering your own local history within the Society’s multifaceted collections. Then SHSMO’s bicentennial coordinator, Michael Sweeney, will discuss what plans are in place for celebrating Missouri’s 200th birthday on August 10, 2021. SHSMO is committed to coordinating a yearlong, statewide celebration that brings together rural and urban communities in projects, programs, and events contributing to a better understanding of the state and its complex heritage.

Hosted by the Jefferson County Genealogical Society

NHDMO Cape Girardeau

National History Day in Missouri Regional Contest: Cape Girardeau

March 19

Southeast Missouri State University

Come support ambitious students, see their creative projects, and be part of the NHDMO Cape Girardeau regional contest on March 19 at Southeast Missouri State University! Top students from the region will be presenting their historical research through five categories: documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances, and websites. Contest winners will represent the region at the NHDMO state contest at the University of Missouri on April 27, 2019. For a detailed schedule of the day, please contact nhdmo@shsmo.org.

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National History Day in Missouri State Contest

April 27

University of Missouri

Come witness how NHDMO transforms Missouri students. By exploring this year’s theme of Triumph and Tragedy in History, students will learn about their world and themselves while creating hands-on research projects and competing in successive local, state, and national contests. Add to their learning experience, sign up to judge at the state contest.

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