Missouri Community Legacies is a documentation initiative of the State Historical Society of Missouri, a partner in the Bicentennial Alliance. The goal of the program is to create a “snap shot” of Missouri traditions, creative expressions, meaningful places, organizations, and institutions during its bicentennial of statehood and develop a resource – built by the people of Missouri – of long-term use to students and teachers, researchers, and others interested in the rich history, life, and culture of the state.
Missouri Community Betterment’s Town Square Fair provides Missouri community members a platform to showcase what makes their communities unique now, their history and how it has framed their community, and their current efforts to move their community forward. Attendees had the opportunity to network, share, and learn from each other through visuals (e.g. photos, videos, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) and dynamic conversations. The Fair also included resource partners from organizations with a vested or related interest in community pride and improvement. The 3-hour event was held Sunday, October 13, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Heritage Fields in Mexico, Missouri. The event kicked off the Missouri Community Betterment 56th Annual Fall Conference.