Missouri 2021 is excited to announce two new members of the Bicentennial Alliance: Missouri State Library and University of Missouri Office of Extension and Engagement. Both bring unique and exciting perspectives to the bicentennial commemoration.
“Part of Missouri’s great heritage is our proliferation of great authors and works about our state,” said Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, whose office includes the State Library. “Our State Library will be coordinating literature-based events to highlight books written by Missourians or based in Missouri, helping to bring a deeper context to the commemoration of our bicentennial.”
“As the state’s oldest public university, the University of Missouri is proud of the role MU alumni played in shaping our state’s rich history,” said Marshall Stewart, MU vice chancellor for extension and engagement. “We are excited to participate in the Bicentennial Alliance and look forward to the 2021 celebrations and the next chapter in Missouri’s history.”
The Bicentennial Alliance is a coalition of statewide non-profit organizations and government agencies working together to develop and promote statewide projects commemorating the Missouri Bicentennial. Learn more here.