Research Centers

Contact & Information


Physical Address

347 North Pacific Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Mailing Address

One University Plaza
MS 2200
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


Research Request

Tours & Group Visits


Tuesday9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Friday9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Or by appointment

SHSMO Holiday Closings


SEMO Visitor Parking Information

SEMO Campus Map

Pacific Hall, SEMO

Pacific Hall [SEMO]

Cape Girardeau

Established as the sixth branch of the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Research Center–Cape Girardeau is charged with expanding both the study of the southeast region of the state and the preservation of its history.

The center was formed in partnership with Southeast Missouri State University to provide local residents with convenient access to SHSMO resources.

SHSMO collections are stored at research centers across the state. Please make requests at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

Collections of interest to Southeast Missouri include: