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February 21 - February 27
  • 21
    February 21, 2021

    My Missouri 2021 - Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center

    12:00 AM
    February 21, 2021-March 12, 2021

    Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center
    66 S. Main Street
    Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670

    The My Missouri 2021 exhibition features 200 photographs showcasing the geographic and cultural landscape of Missouri. The exhibition, oriented around the four seasons, provides an opportunity to reflect upon the state’s rich diversity and the many things its people share.

    Past, Present, and Future Missouri

    12:00 AM
    February 21, 2021-June 20, 2021

    Calling on all creative 9th through 12 grade students of Missouri! The University of Missouri – Columbia Information Technology, Digital Storytelling and Film Studies programs invite all high school students to take part in technical and creative competitions that celebrate Missouri’s Past, Present and Future. The competition runs now through May. Submission deadline is May 31, 2021. Contest Eligibility: any students in grades 9-12 who live in Missouri.

    Can you draw or tell stories with photography? Then, consider signing up for the image and text storytelling competition about Missouri’s past. Are you interested in motion media or storytelling with audio? If so, you can create a video, animation or podcast about present day Missouri. Do you have ideas about how automation will affect the Missouri way of life? Explore your ideas by creating a use case for the future section of the competition.

    Learn more about the competition here.  There is a $100 first place prize for each of the three sections, so sign up now!

    UCM Sesquicentennial

    12:00 AM
    February 21, 2021-January 20, 2022

    The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

    What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit

    12:00 AM
    February 21, 2021-February 19, 2022

    “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

    Missouri Trailblazers

    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    February 21, 2021

    The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

  • 22
    February 22, 2021

    My Missouri 2021 - Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center

    12:00 AM
    February 22, 2021-March 13, 2021

    Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center
    66 S. Main Street
    Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670

    The My Missouri 2021 exhibition features 200 photographs showcasing the geographic and cultural landscape of Missouri. The exhibition, oriented around the four seasons, provides an opportunity to reflect upon the state’s rich diversity and the many things its people share.

    Past, Present, and Future Missouri

    12:00 AM
    February 22, 2021-June 21, 2021

    Calling on all creative 9th through 12 grade students of Missouri! The University of Missouri – Columbia Information Technology, Digital Storytelling and Film Studies programs invite all high school students to take part in technical and creative competitions that celebrate Missouri’s Past, Present and Future. The competition runs now through May. Submission deadline is May 31, 2021. Contest Eligibility: any students in grades 9-12 who live in Missouri.

    Can you draw or tell stories with photography? Then, consider signing up for the image and text storytelling competition about Missouri’s past. Are you interested in motion media or storytelling with audio? If so, you can create a video, animation or podcast about present day Missouri. Do you have ideas about how automation will affect the Missouri way of life? Explore your ideas by creating a use case for the future section of the competition.

    Learn more about the competition here.  There is a $100 first place prize for each of the three sections, so sign up now!

    UCM Sesquicentennial

    12:00 AM
    February 22, 2021-January 21, 2022

    The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

    Missouri Mondays: Harry S. Truman’s Connections Across Missouri

    12:00 AM
    February 22, 2021-February 18, 2022

    Missouri Mondays: Harry S. Truman’s Connections Across Missouri is a social media campaign that will focus each week on a different Missouri town and its connection to Harry S. Truman. The Truman Library will use photos, documents, and motion picture footage to illustrate the connections that Truman made across Missouri that helped him win election to the Senate in 1934 and 1940, and made him a viable vice-presidential and presidential candidate in 1944 and 1948. This campaign will promote understanding of different Missouri communities, and illustrate the different ways that Missouri’s only President made an impact throughout the state, and not just his home region. Follow the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum on these social medial platforms:

    Facebook: @TrumanPresidentialLibrary
    Twitter: @TrumanLibrary
    YouTube: HarrySTrumanLibrary
    Instagram: @Truman.Library

    What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit

    12:00 AM
    February 22, 2021-February 20, 2022

    “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

    Missouri Trailblazers

    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    February 22, 2021

    The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

    Bicentennial Alliance Lecture Series - Mining: From Missouri to the moon

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    February 22, 2021

    A look at how Missouri S&T prepared miners over the past 150 years and how it is now preparing engineers for a future in space mining.

    This talk will be presented by Larry Gragg, Curator’s Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science at S&T, Leslie Gertsch, associate professor of geological engineering at S&T and Alana Krolikowski, assistant professor of history and political science at S&T.

    This lecture is part of the Missouri 2021 Bicentennial Alliance lecture series hosted by S&T.  The series, “Honoring our past, envisioning the future,” celebrates the rich cultural history of our region and explores social and economic growth topics relative to Missourians. All lectures in the series will be available for live public viewing. Missouri 2021 is an initiative of The State Historical Society of Missouri and its Center for Missouri Studies.

  • 23
    February 23, 2021

    My Missouri 2021 - Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center

    12:00 AM
    February 23, 2021-March 14, 2021

    Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center
    66 S. Main Street
    Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670

    The My Missouri 2021 exhibition features 200 photographs showcasing the geographic and cultural landscape of Missouri. The exhibition, oriented around the four seasons, provides an opportunity to reflect upon the state’s rich diversity and the many things its people share.

    Past, Present, and Future Missouri

    12:00 AM
    February 23, 2021-June 22, 2021

    Calling on all creative 9th through 12 grade students of Missouri! The University of Missouri – Columbia Information Technology, Digital Storytelling and Film Studies programs invite all high school students to take part in technical and creative competitions that celebrate Missouri’s Past, Present and Future. The competition runs now through May. Submission deadline is May 31, 2021. Contest Eligibility: any students in grades 9-12 who live in Missouri.

    Can you draw or tell stories with photography? Then, consider signing up for the image and text storytelling competition about Missouri’s past. Are you interested in motion media or storytelling with audio? If so, you can create a video, animation or podcast about present day Missouri. Do you have ideas about how automation will affect the Missouri way of life? Explore your ideas by creating a use case for the future section of the competition.

    Learn more about the competition here.  There is a $100 first place prize for each of the three sections, so sign up now!

    UCM Sesquicentennial

    12:00 AM
    February 23, 2021-January 22, 2022

    The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

    What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit

    12:00 AM
    February 23, 2021-February 21, 2022

    “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

    Missouri Trailblazers

    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    February 23, 2021

    The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

  • 24
    February 24, 2021

    My Missouri 2021 - Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center

    12:00 AM
    February 24, 2021-March 15, 2021

    Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center
    66 S. Main Street
    Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670

    The My Missouri 2021 exhibition features 200 photographs showcasing the geographic and cultural landscape of Missouri. The exhibition, oriented around the four seasons, provides an opportunity to reflect upon the state’s rich diversity and the many things its people share.

    Past, Present, and Future Missouri

    12:00 AM
    February 24, 2021-June 23, 2021

    Calling on all creative 9th through 12 grade students of Missouri! The University of Missouri – Columbia Information Technology, Digital Storytelling and Film Studies programs invite all high school students to take part in technical and creative competitions that celebrate Missouri’s Past, Present and Future. The competition runs now through May. Submission deadline is May 31, 2021. Contest Eligibility: any students in grades 9-12 who live in Missouri.

    Can you draw or tell stories with photography? Then, consider signing up for the image and text storytelling competition about Missouri’s past. Are you interested in motion media or storytelling with audio? If so, you can create a video, animation or podcast about present day Missouri. Do you have ideas about how automation will affect the Missouri way of life? Explore your ideas by creating a use case for the future section of the competition.

    Learn more about the competition here.  There is a $100 first place prize for each of the three sections, so sign up now!

    UCM Sesquicentennial

    12:00 AM
    February 24, 2021-January 23, 2022

    The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

    What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit

    12:00 AM
    February 24, 2021-February 22, 2022

    “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

    Missouri Trailblazers

    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    February 24, 2021

    The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

  • 25
    February 25, 2021

    My Missouri 2021 - Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center

    12:00 AM
    February 25, 2021-March 16, 2021

    Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center
    66 S. Main Street
    Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670

    The My Missouri 2021 exhibition features 200 photographs showcasing the geographic and cultural landscape of Missouri. The exhibition, oriented around the four seasons, provides an opportunity to reflect upon the state’s rich diversity and the many things its people share.

    Past, Present, and Future Missouri

    12:00 AM
    February 25, 2021-June 24, 2021

    Calling on all creative 9th through 12 grade students of Missouri! The University of Missouri – Columbia Information Technology, Digital Storytelling and Film Studies programs invite all high school students to take part in technical and creative competitions that celebrate Missouri’s Past, Present and Future. The competition runs now through May. Submission deadline is May 31, 2021. Contest Eligibility: any students in grades 9-12 who live in Missouri.

    Can you draw or tell stories with photography? Then, consider signing up for the image and text storytelling competition about Missouri’s past. Are you interested in motion media or storytelling with audio? If so, you can create a video, animation or podcast about present day Missouri. Do you have ideas about how automation will affect the Missouri way of life? Explore your ideas by creating a use case for the future section of the competition.

    Learn more about the competition here.  There is a $100 first place prize for each of the three sections, so sign up now!

    UCM Sesquicentennial

    12:00 AM
    February 25, 2021-January 24, 2022

    The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

    What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit

    12:00 AM
    February 25, 2021-February 23, 2022

    “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

    Missouri Trailblazers

    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    February 25, 2021

    The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

  • 26
    February 26, 2021

    My Missouri 2021 - Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center

    12:00 AM
    February 26, 2021-March 17, 2021

    Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center
    66 S. Main Street
    Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670

    The My Missouri 2021 exhibition features 200 photographs showcasing the geographic and cultural landscape of Missouri. The exhibition, oriented around the four seasons, provides an opportunity to reflect upon the state’s rich diversity and the many things its people share.

    Past, Present, and Future Missouri

    12:00 AM
    February 26, 2021-June 25, 2021

    Calling on all creative 9th through 12 grade students of Missouri! The University of Missouri – Columbia Information Technology, Digital Storytelling and Film Studies programs invite all high school students to take part in technical and creative competitions that celebrate Missouri’s Past, Present and Future. The competition runs now through May. Submission deadline is May 31, 2021. Contest Eligibility: any students in grades 9-12 who live in Missouri.

    Can you draw or tell stories with photography? Then, consider signing up for the image and text storytelling competition about Missouri’s past. Are you interested in motion media or storytelling with audio? If so, you can create a video, animation or podcast about present day Missouri. Do you have ideas about how automation will affect the Missouri way of life? Explore your ideas by creating a use case for the future section of the competition.

    Learn more about the competition here.  There is a $100 first place prize for each of the three sections, so sign up now!

    UCM Sesquicentennial

    12:00 AM
    February 26, 2021-January 25, 2022

    The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

    What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit

    12:00 AM
    February 26, 2021-February 24, 2022

    “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

    Missouri Trailblazers

    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    February 26, 2021

    The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

  • 27
    February 27, 2021

    My Missouri 2021 - Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center

    12:00 AM
    February 27, 2021-March 18, 2021

    Sainte Genevieve Welcome Center
    66 S. Main Street
    Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670

    The My Missouri 2021 exhibition features 200 photographs showcasing the geographic and cultural landscape of Missouri. The exhibition, oriented around the four seasons, provides an opportunity to reflect upon the state’s rich diversity and the many things its people share.

    Past, Present, and Future Missouri

    12:00 AM
    February 27, 2021-June 26, 2021

    Calling on all creative 9th through 12 grade students of Missouri! The University of Missouri – Columbia Information Technology, Digital Storytelling and Film Studies programs invite all high school students to take part in technical and creative competitions that celebrate Missouri’s Past, Present and Future. The competition runs now through May. Submission deadline is May 31, 2021. Contest Eligibility: any students in grades 9-12 who live in Missouri.

    Can you draw or tell stories with photography? Then, consider signing up for the image and text storytelling competition about Missouri’s past. Are you interested in motion media or storytelling with audio? If so, you can create a video, animation or podcast about present day Missouri. Do you have ideas about how automation will affect the Missouri way of life? Explore your ideas by creating a use case for the future section of the competition.

    Learn more about the competition here.  There is a $100 first place prize for each of the three sections, so sign up now!

    UCM Sesquicentennial

    12:00 AM
    February 27, 2021-January 26, 2022

    The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding in 1871, UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie, but the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class.

    What Were You? A Bicentennial Exhibit

    12:00 AM
    February 27, 2021-February 25, 2022

    “What Were You?” this Bicentennial Exhibit asks with special exhibits throughout the Museum.  What were you driving? What were you eating? What were you wearing? What were you listening to? Where were you living? What did your community look like in 1821, 1921, and 2021? The Grand River Historical Society Museum will show through exhibits how culture, society, has changed over time from the founding of the State of Missouri in 1821 to the present.

    Missouri Trailblazers

    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    February 27, 2021

    The Missouri State Museum’s Missouri Trailblazer exhibit highlights the often unknown Missouri people and institutions that made, did or discovered something new and made it part of our culture and history. Visit to discover Missouri’s champions of change, innovative geniuses and cultivators of creativity. Consider how you might be or become a Missouri trailblazer yourself. Missouri Trailblazers opens November 20 at 2 p.m. and will be on display through 2021 and beyond.

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