The State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSMO) is honored to have been selected to spearhead commemorations for the bicentennial celebration of Missouri’s statehood. On May 13, 2013 lawmakers gave final approval to a resolution directing the organization to develop plans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s birth as a state on August 10, 1821.
Although the celebration is eight years away, a committee has already started gathering information to plan for the festivities. SHSMO is eager to collaborate with individuals and other groups to ensure the spirit of the resolution is carried out in “a statewide effort to promote and celebrate the State of Missouri’s rich and complex history.”
Read House Concurrent Resolution No. 7. To share your ideas for commemorating this event, please contact Mary Ellen Lohmann, coordinator, publications and media relations, at 573.884.7904 or by email.