Missouri’s Bicentennial

Recognizing Missouri’s Statehood for 200 Years

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The Missouri Humanities Council is proud to bring public programming to the state of Missouri in recognition of 200 years.  The Council is joined by the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, the Missouri Council for History Education, the Missouri History Museum, the Missouri State Archives, and the State Historical Society of Missouri as the official Bicentennial Alliance of Missouri, partnering to move Missouri forward during this time of commemoration.

On January 8, 2018 – exactly 200 years to the very day, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Henry Clay, presented to Congress petitions from the citizens of the Territory of Missouri officially requesting admission into the Union – we joined to celebrate the official collaboration of this Bicentennial Alliance.  The event itself was kicked off by Missouri’s First Lady Dr. Sheena Greitens, followed by a donation and unveiling of Missouri’s First Governor and First Lady McNair to the Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion.  The evening was attended by numerous legislators, including Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft.  View photos from this event below.

Photography by Andrew Richmond  |  www.richmondaltphoto.com

For more information regarding the Missouri Humanities Council’s public programming for Missouri’s Bicentennial –> CLICK HERE.