Leading up to the Missouri Bicentennial, Bill Eddleman, associate director of the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Cape Girardeau research center, is writing, recording, and sharing the Missouri Bicentennial Minute. Eddleman will discuss some of the important moments that led to Missouri’s admission to the United States. The project is in partnership with KRCU Public Radio in Cape Girardeau. The State Historical Society of Missouri is a partner in the Bicentennial Alliance.
The State Historical Society of Missouri’s Show-Me Prize encourages National History Day in Missouri students to investigate a key development in Missouri history or explore how a Missourian contributed to a significant national or international event. Students chosen for the prize receive $100, learn more about their state, and have a chance to see their work included in Missouri’s bicentennial observances.
The prize was created in 2014 to promote engagement with Missouri history among National History Day participants and to raise awareness of the upcoming 200th anniversary of Missouri joining the Union on August 10, 1821.
Each year, the State Historical Society of Missouri, a partner in the Bicentennial Alliance, issues up to five prizes of $100 each to students presenting individual entries on Missouri history topics in the senior division of the state competition.
Established by the Pomeroy Foundation in 2015, the Legends & Lore program helps communities celebrate local folklore and legends with roadside markers. Missouri Folk Arts Program, a partner in the Bicentennial Alliance, will serve as a grant evaluator for the Pomeroy Foundation’s expanding national Legends & Lore Marker Grant Program, helping to put Missouri folklore in the spotlight. As a Legends & Lore grant evaluator, Missouri Folk Arts Program will be responsible for reviewing applications, as well as confirming the legitimacy and accuracy of folklore and legends that applicants in Missouri intend to commemorate on a marker.
Legends & Lore marker grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions, and local, state, and federal government entities in Missouri. Grant applicants may submit during two application windows in 2020. Grant Round 2 opens on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020; application deadline is Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.