August 10, 2021, will mark the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s establishment as the twenty-fourth state to join the United States of America. To help celebrate this historic event, The State Historical Society of Missouri was asked by the 97th General Assembly to “provide guidance and direction to a statewide effort to promote and celebrate the State of Missouri’s rich and complex history.” To this end, it is our goal to coordinate a year-long celebration in collaboration with local and statewide entities who want to share in the experience of promoting our state’s history and their place in it.

Read House Concurrent Resolution No. 7.

On this site, you will find information about all of the ways in which Missourians can participate in the celebration of our 200th birthday. Check back regularly for updated information.

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