Making Missouri: A Bicentennial Project

Making Missouri is a new online educational resource developed for teachers and families by the Missouri Historical Society. The website brings together historic primary sources, engaging video content, community experts, and custom lesson plans with interactive activities. Placing the statehood story into a broader context, Making Missouri explores the region’s Indigenous history, the lives of everyday people, and the impact of the Missouri Compromise, and unpacks the details behind famous figures, legal documents, and history-making moments. Teaching early Missouri history through the experiences of real people gives students a unique entry point and expands this formative period of history beyond the textbook page.