Missourians are encouraged to participate in a statewide ice cream social to celebrate the 200th birthday of Missouri. While the event will be held Aug. 10, 2021, Missouri’s statehood day, the planning begins now. Missouri 2021 is looking for communities and organizations to organize an ice cream social and to register their event at missouri2021.org.

Missouri 2021 welcomes Missouri University of Science and Technology as our newest member of the Bicentennial Alliance! Missouri S&T is also observing its 150th anniversary this year, coinciding with the state’s bicentennial.  A product of the Morrill Act of 1862 and the land-grant movement of the late 19th century, Missouri S&T has grown into one

Registration is now open for the Tuesday, February 2, 11 a.m., live program on Zoom: Missouri 2021 Presents, which will feature the art projects happening for the bicentennial. The series if free, but you need to register here. Professional and amateur artists of all ages are expressing their work in creative ways to commemorate Missouri’s

By Gary R. Kremer, Executive Director, State Historical Society of Missouri, Dec. 8, 2020 The year 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of statehood for Missouri—Aug. 10, to be exact. Almost seven years ago, the 97th Missouri General Assembly put the State Historical Society of Missouri in charge of planning statewide commemorations of the bicentennial. Since

COLUMBIA, MO, Nov. 19, 2020 – Missouri 2021 is rolling out a new 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

Editors Note: The U.S. Postal Service circulated this post on November 17. Our particular focus is on the Missouri Statehood stamp, however, a link to the full press release can be found below. WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service today revealed several new stamps to be issued in 2021. “A handwritten letter shows the