COLUMBIA, MO, June 12, 2020 — To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first Missouri Constitutional Convention, the Supreme Court of Missouri’s bicentennial committee, in partnership with Missouri 2021, created two quizzes highlighting the importance of the Missouri Constitution to the lives of Missourians. On June 12, 1820, delegates from across the territory of Missouri

  Missouri 2021 is excited to announce Missouri Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) as the newest member of the Bicentennial Alliance. MAAE brings new supporters for Missouri’s Bicentennial, including arts educators and their students across Missouri. Now the observance of the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s statehood can add the power of some of the most

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

More than 10,000 people have left their mark through painting on the Missouri Bicentennial mural. This unique mural project commemorating 200 years of Missouri statehood consists of 18 state symbols in various forms in front of the Missouri State flag.As the mural travels the state, Aaron Horrell and Barb Bailey, Best of Missouri Hands artists

The State Historical Society has launched a demonstration website for the Missouri Encyclopedia, an online reference work planned for publication during the state’s bicentennial year in 2021. The Missouri Encyclopedia will offer concise, informative articles on all facets of the history of Missouri and Missourians. It is intended for general audiences. The demonstration site will

Two projects commemorating Missouri’s bicentennial in 2021 need your help. The My Missouri 2021 Photograph Project and the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt are both seeking submissions from Missourians in every single county to ensure the final results will be truly representative of the Show-Me State. Accepted submissions will become a permanent part of Missouri’s historical record