Josh Hawley official Congressional photo

Josh Hawley stands his ground despite Missouri officials calling for his resignation and donors pulling support

Calls for the resignation of Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley continue to trickle in, along with some Republican allies and corporate donors pulling their support for him. The political backfire follows his efforts to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory and the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol that followed last week. “I will never […]

Mike Parson Sworn in as Missouri's 57th Governor

Michael Parson sworn in to full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri

Governor Michael L. Parson was sworn in to a full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri at the 2021 Bicentennial Inauguration.  Governor Parson’s career in public service began with six years in the United States Army and over 22 years in law enforcement, including serving as Sheriff of Polk County from 1993-2005. […]

Street View Jefferson City Missouri State Capitol Building

Audio: Monday’s inauguration in Jefferson City starts celebration of 200 years of Missouri history

About 2,000 people are expected to attend Monday’s inauguration ceremonies at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City. The festivities will help kick off the historic celebration of 200 years of Missouri history. State Rep. Ron Hicks, R-Defiance, plans to bring his children to the 2021 Bicentennial inauguration ceremony.     “That’s one of the exciting […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson’s Bicentennial Inaugural Committee announces inaugural events

Governor Michael L. Parson’s Bicentennial Inaugural Committee announced initial plans for an Inaugural Prayer Service and the Inauguration Ceremony in January of 2021. “To kick off Missouri’s bicentennial, we will celebrate our state’s rich heritage with a historic Bicentennial Inauguration,” said Teresa Parson, First Lady of Missouri and co-chair of the inaugural committee. “The strong […]

Missouri Postage Stamp

U.S. Postal Service to roll out stamp celebrating Missouri’s upcoming birthday

On August 10, 2021, Missouri turns the ripe age of 200 years old. The U.S. Postal Service plans to release several new stamps in 2021, including one to showcase Missouri’s bicentennial birthday. The stamp art is an existing photograph by prominent landscape photographer Charles Gurche. It features the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in southeast […]

Mercer County Library Princeton

Mercer County Library to host Missouri Bicentennial Quilt

The Mercer County Library of Princeton will host the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt. The quilt will be displayed in the Community Room on October 6th from 9 o’clock to 4:45. The quilt includes one block from each county, selected by a judging committee including representatives from the Missouri Star Quilt Company, State Historical Society of Missouri, […]

Missouri Centennial Poster

Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery to hold class on State Historical Society poster contest

The State Historical Society of Missouri’s Bicentennial Commission has introduced two poster contests: one for youth grades 3-6 and one for 7-12th graders. The theme for these contests is “Sharing Missouri’s Stories” – past, present, and future. Detailed rules can be found on the State Historical Society of Missouri website.  A free class will be held […]

My 2021 Photo Exhibit

Traveling photo exhibit with photos of surrounding area to stop in Chillicothe

A traveling exhibit marking the Missouri Bicentennial with selected photos from Livingston and surrounding counties will stop in Chillicothe. A public reception will be held at the Sliced Bread Innovation Center the afternoon of Friday, July 3rd from 4 to 6 o’clock to honor photographers who submitted photos. There will be remarks at 4:30. The […]

Historic Downtown Walking Tour in Chillicothe includes 23 buildings

The Livingston County Library, in partnership with Main Street Chillicothe, the Grand River Museum, and the Livingston County Preservation Society, has created a Downtown Historic Walking Tour that currently includes 23 buildings. Each building on the tour has been assigned an individual QR code that can be placed in a window for public access. Anyone […]

Missouri 2021 Bicentennial Website

Missouri Bicentennial Commission announces poster contest for students

The Missouri Bicentennial Commission has announced the Bicentennial Poster contest is open to all students in third through 12th grade in the state through October 31st. Judges will select two posters from third through sixth grades and two from seventh through 12th grades to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial of statehood. The posters will be selected on […]