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The Missouri State Genealogical Association is hosting its 38th Annual Conference, entitled “Missouri Gold: Dig Deep into our Sources and Culture.” Make sure to check out the SHSMO booth between sessions! Staff will be available both days to offer tips on discovering your history within the Society’s vast material and digital collections. Discover how SHSMO can support your research with more than 10,000 manuscript collections, over 58,000 reels of microfilm, and expanding digital collections.
August 10, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
August 10, 1821, marked the first official day of statehood, and 198 years later, a new chapter in the preservation and exploration of Missouri's eventful past will begin with the August 10, 2019, opening of the State Historical Society of Missouri's new Columbia headquarters, the Center for Missouri Studies.
Save the date, and make plans to join us for this celebration!
August 16, 1–4 p.m.
University of Missouri-Columbia, Student Center
It’s Welcome Week at Mizzou! Start off the semester by visiting the SHSMO table at the Fall Welcome Resource Fair. Staff will be there to provide information about FREE resources on campus for students. Learn more about our art gallery, as well as photograph, manuscript and newspaper collections—all great tools to use for class projects and research papers!
August 18, 4–6 p.m.
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau
It’s opening week on the SEMO campus with food and freebies in the Show Me Center from area businesses and organizations, including the SHSMO Cape Girardeau Research Center. Get ready for the semester by stopping by our table for FREE resources on campus available to students. Learn more about our photograph, manuscript, map, art and newspaper collections. Have an upcoming class project or research paper? We might be just what you’re looking for!
August 23, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Missouri S&T, The Puck
It’s the start of a new school year at Missouri S&T! Meet up with staff at the SHSMO table at the MinerRama Involvement Fair. Staff will be there to provide information about FREE resources available on campus for students. Learn more about out photograph, manuscript, map, and newspaper collection students can use for class projects and research papers. Also learn about the internship and volunteer opportunities available at the Rolla Research Center.
August 29, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
University of Missouri-St. Louis, Millennium Student Center Patio and Commons
Stop by the SHSMO table at the UMSL Fall Volunteer Fair to meet archivists who will showcase all the volunteer opportunities available at our St. Louis Research Center. Friendly, energetic individuals who enjoy meeting people and working with the public can help in a number of ways. Volunteer opportunities include digitizing historical documents and media, making copies for patrons and staff, data entry, and assisting staff with a variety of tasks. And of course, all volunteers receive thorough training prior to undertaking an assignment. Volunteering at SHSMO is a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends while furthering The State Historical Society of Missouri’s services and mission.
August 29, 6 p.m.
Mayfield Cultural Center, Marble Hill
Ever wonder about your descendants from the Civil War era and how to trace them? Join Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the Cape Girardeau Research Center, who will talk about strategies for searching and interpreting records. Dr. Eddleman is also an active member of the Cape County Genealogical Society where he served as president for 14 years. For more information, contact 573-238-8515.