COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, Sept. 29, 2020 – Missouri students in grades 3-12 have until Oct. 31. 2020 to submit their poster design to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial in 2021. Judges representing the Missouri Bicentennial Commission will select four posters to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial of statehood. Selected posters will best interpret the theme: Sharing Missouri’s stories: past, present

COLUMBIA, MO, Oct. 6, 2020 - Amateur and professional photographers from mid Missouri and across the state are represented in the current exhibition My Missouri 2021 now on display at the State Historical Society of Missouri. The 16, 8-foot long panels feature a selection of the images chosen for the bicentennial photo contest and capture Missouri in all four seasons: fall, winter, spring and summer. More than 1000 entries were received in the photo contest with 200 images chosen for the My Missouri 2021 project that is also available online in a digital exhibition at “All photographs on display for the My Missouri 2021 exhibition were carefully selected to represent the unique aspects of Missouri’s physical and cultural landscape. The selected photographs are a wonderful representation of the unique geographical and cultural diversity of the state,” said Michael Sweeney, bicentennial coordinator for the State Historical Society of Missouri. The photo display is traveling around the state for the public to safely view during the pandemic. Mid-Missouri residents can stop by to see the free exhibit during regular visiting hours in the main lobby of the State Historical Society of Missouri, 605 Elm St., Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Facial masks are required while visiting the State Historical Society during the pandemic. Free parking is available on-site. The exhibit runs through Oct. 31 in Columbia before it travels to Kirksville where it will be on display at the Sue Ross Art Center from Nov. 4 – 23. Shelter Insurance is the platinum sponsor of the traveling exhibition designed by PRO Expo Exhibits of St. Louis, the gold sponsor for the show. The exhibit is also supported by contributors to the State Historical Society of Missouri. 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. Learn more about Missouri’s bicentennial activities at

My Missouri 2021 Photo Exhibition at State Historical Society of Missouri through Oct. 31

COLUMBIA, MO, Sept. 16, 2020 – The Public Television Association of Missouri (PTAM) has joined the Missouri Bicentennial Alliance with plans to produce programming to commemorate the 200 years of statehood. The four PBS stations in Missouri provide high-quality, informative and engaging programs for citizens of all ages, and for this project, the stations will

COLUMBIA, MO, Sept. 9, 2020 – The State Historical Society of Missouri and the Saint Louis Ambassadors are teaming up to develop a bicentennial time capsule with a goal to collect items that document Missouri’s past, present and future. The two organizations are asking for public participation in this project. “Missouri’s bicentennial is an important

Missouri 2021 is excited to announce that the Missouri State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) as the newest member of the Bicentennial Alliance. MSSDAR will offer a new and diverse audience who are passionate about sharing Missouri’s history and eager to make a difference for the future of the state. MSSDAR

    Missouri 2021 is excited to announce Missouri State University as the newest member of the Bicentennial Alliance. MSU brings new supporters for Missouri’s Bicentennial, including higher education faculty, staff, and students from across Missouri and the United States.  “Missouri State University is honored to partner with the Bicentennial Alliance to celebrate our past,