UCM Undergraduate and Graduate students will research, create, and write entries about Missourians and their significant cultural resources and upload those entries which will be curated at historicmissouri.org and lauch in August 2021. The website will help Missouri communities and the cultural institutions that reside within their borders tell their stories and to demonstrate that all history matters, including local history, even during a pandemic. Members of the public can view these entries and phone app enabled walking tours of local communities using the student written entries. Having UCM undergraduate and graduate students actively participating in raising the historical significance of the communities in Missouri that UCM serves by contributing entries to historicmissouri.org represents opportunity in action!
The University of Central Missouri (UCM) was founded in 1871 as Warrensburg State Normal School No. 2. Since its founding UCM has been the home of thousands of Missourians seeking an education and a brighter future. These graduates include not only famous Missourians such as Vernon Kennedy and Dale Carnegie but also the everyday Missourians who have always made our state better. In 2021, UCM will celebrate its 150th year by linking our heritage with our future. From February through December 2021, UCM will celebrate with special exhibitions and lectures, a commemorative brick program, and special recognition for graduates as the 150th class. Event details to follow.