Missouri 2021 Presents is a virtual program series that focuses on the programs and events happening in Missouri to commemorate the state’s 200th anniversary of statehood. Leading up to the Aug. 10, 2021 – anniversary day of statehood – Missouri 2021 invites the public to take part in live programming on Zoom the first Tuesdays at 11:00. Each month will feature a different subject with guests from the more than 100 local, regional, and statewide projects and events.

Missouri 2021 Presents: Legends, Lore and Stories of the Show Me State

March 2, 11 a.m. 

Missouri is rich in its history, folklore and storytelling. The bicentennial year offers plenty of opportunity to engage in our state’s history and culture through storytelling performances and workshops, poetry, book talks, online resources and more! Join us for this live, virtual hour to hear how organizations around the state are preserving the stories of our past and engaging new audiences in the oldest form of communication. 

We'll be joined by Lisa Higgins, Missouri Folk Arts director at the University of Missouri; Mark Livengood, Story Center director at Mid-Conintent Public Library; GK Callahan, Community Arts & County Engagement Specialist with University of Missouri Extension; Carmaletta Williams, executive director of Black Archives of Mid-America and Brent Schondelmeyer, deputy director of Local Investment Commission (LINC) and trustee of the State Historical Society of Missouri, who are both involved with the Kansas City Black History Project. Plus, we'll have a special guest joining the program to share a story!


Online and free, registration required.

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