The Show Me Missouri: Conversations about Missouri’s Past, Present, and Future Speakers’ Bureau is seeking speaker applicants for the 2019 program year. A maximum of thirty speakers will be selected. Scholars, historians, authors, and lecturers who wish to present educational information related to Missouri’s culture, history, art, and people are invited to apply.

Current Show Me Missouri speakers must reapply to be considered for the 2019 season. All proposals should focus on a topic related to the history, culture, geography, and/or people of Missouri. Applicants may submit no more than two topics for consideration.

Scholars who are selected to participate in this program will be expected to make up to four presentations during the year. Speakers will receive a $200 honorarium for each presentation, plus reimbursement for up to $150 in travel expenses.

The deadline for submission of applications is September 1, 2018, and successful applicants will be notified in December 2018.  Programming is available through the partnership of the Missouri Humanities Council and The State Historical Society of Missouri.

If you would prefer send an application by mail, please download the form, complete it, and send the application, CV, and a photograph to Dr. Monique Johnston at the Missouri Humanities Council, 1800 Baltimore, Suite 1S, Kansas City, MO, 64108. Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than September 1, 2018.

Questions about the application process should be addressed to Dr. Johnston at 816.802.6566 or

Download and complete the above “online application” form.  Fill-in the information below, upload the form, and hit submit.