After receiving nearly 1000 submissions as part of the My Missouri 2021 Photograph Project, representatives from the State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSMO) have selected 200 photographs to be featured in the My Missouri 2021 exhibition.
All photographs displayed on the My Missouri 2021 exhibition were carefully selected to represent the unique aspects of Missouri’s physical and cultural landscape. Oriented around the four seasons, the selected photographs showcase the geographic and cultural diversity of the state.
The exhibit, designed by PRO Expo Exhibits in St. Louis, will travel across the state in 2020 and 2021 beginning in April. Following a public event at the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia March 28, the exhibition will begin its 21-month journey April 9 at the Missouri River Regional Library where it will be on display until April 27. See the full exhibit schedule here.
SHSMO is proud to announce that Shelter Insurance® is the platinum sponsor of the My Missouri 2021 photograph exhibition. As the platinum sponsor, Shelter has generously agreed to provide half of the cost of the design and fabrication of the exhibit and its travels around Missouri. Their sponsorship displays the commitment that Shelter has for the state and the commemoration of Missouri’s bicentennial.
Headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, with operations in twenty-one states, Shelter Insurance® is one of the largest super-regional insurance companies in the United States, offering auto, property, business, and life insurance. Information about the photo exhibition and other Missouri Bicentennial offerings will be available at Shelter offices throughout Missouri. For more information or to find a Missouri Shelter agent, visit ShelterInsurance.com.
The State Historical Society of Missouri is the premier research center for the study of Missouri state and local history. Under the Missouri 2021 banner, SHSMO is coordinating a bicentennial commemoration in collaboration with local and statewide entities. The mission of Missouri 2021 is to promote a better understanding of Missouri and its regions, communities, and people, both past and present.