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.
Missouri’s Bicentennial – 200 Years, 200 Places is an interactive story map featuring photos and descriptions of 200 of Missouri’s most unique locations created by MSDIS staff and students. Missouri Spatial Data Information Service is a unit within the University of Missouri Department of Geography.
The Cooper County Historical Society is preserving their County’s history by developing an on-line research website featuring text, videos, pictures, maps and charts, plus genealogical research links and references for further study about Cooper County history. Cooper County Research Treasures is being developed by volunteers from the Cooper County Historical Society, County and area residents, volunteers from other historical groups, and individuals from the Boonslick area. Their mission is to preserve as much of Cooper County’s early history as possible – online, in one place, for future generations. Other collaborators include Friends of Historic Boonville; the River, Rails and Trails Museum; the South Howard County Historical Society; the Boonslick Historical Society; the Boonslick Road Association; and the Arrow Rock Historical Site.