"The bicentennial allows us to reflect on 200 years of Missouri history, learning and celebrating where we are now and into the future. We encourage everyone statewide to participate in the bicentennial during the coming year, and find their own way to make Missouri history."
Mayor of Jefferson City, Co-Chair of Bicentennial Commission
“One of the things that intrigues me most about Missouri is its diversity. We Missourians embody and exemplify the complexity and diversity of this great nation; these are attributes meant to be celebrated.”
Gary R. Kremer
SHSMO Executive Director
"Missouri’s forthcoming bicentennial is a celebration of greatness. Missouri’s greatness is the result of seemingly ordinary people who excel in their work, who rise to meet an occasion, or whose creativity sparks innovation. Part of continuing to move Missouri forward - for the next 200 years - is to better understand and appreciate those from the past upon whose shoulders we stand, as well as those contributing to continued greatness today. That sense of greatness is what makes being a Missourian so satisfying and rewarding."
Missouri Lieutenant Governor