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If you haven't been to the new Center for Missouri Studies - the headquarters for the State Historical Society of Missouri - well, don't come right now. (It's temporarily closed thanks to COVID-19.) Instead, JOAN STACK invites you to watch a virtual tour she's produced that can be found online for free! Plus, Joan talks about a recent article in Missouri Life magazine that features artwork found in her collection. July 17, 2020

Make plans to visit the Center for Missouri Studies on March 14th for the opening reception of an exhibit titled 'Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft'. The State Historical Society of Missouri's JOAN STACK and Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection's NICOLE JOHNSTON tell us how this "collaborative exhibition" will showcase 100 years of progress through various works of art, photography and clothing from all over the state! March 6, 2020

For the past three months, CLINTON LAWSON has been collecting photographs that represent Missouri's "contribution to national music" for a new show called 'Music in Missouri: A Photographic Retrospective'. From folk music to hip-hop, these pictures span almost the entire 20th century and beyond. See for yourself when you visit the exhibit opening next week at the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia! Additional guest: JOAN STACK January 17, 2020

"It's a different way of looking at history." Make plans to visit phase 2 of the State Historical Society of Missouri's year-long exhibit featuring WWII cartoons by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Daniel Fitzpatrick beginning tomorrow, appropriately enough, at the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia. Guest: JOAN STACK  December 6, 2019

Don't miss your chance to see 'Thomas Hart Benton: The Complete Editioned Lithographs, Installment One' going on now through November 16 at the new Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia! Guest: JOAN STACK  October 30, 2019

At long last, the State Historical Society of Missouri's new Center for Missouri Studies building will open its doors to the public this Saturday. JOAN STACK tells us why this is one grand opening you won't want to miss! August 5, 2019

"I guess the idea that we're going to better be able to serve future generations of Missourians. This is an aspirational building. When you walk in you feel like you're somewhere special. It makes people think about Missouri history." -- JOAN STACK on what she's looking forward to the most when the State Historical Society's new Center for Missouri Studies building opens later this summer  May 27, 2019

An artist's process can be as fascinating as the finished product. If you've always wanted to experience that journey, so-to-speak, The State Historical Society of Missouri's final case exhibit (in their longtime home in Ellis Library), delivers a peek inside the sketchbook of a handful of Missouri artists. Guest: JOAN STACK  April 3, 2019

MARY ELLEN LOHMANN is back with more information about next Saturday's Center for Missouri Studies Fall Lecture series, this month featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Caroline Fraser! She's written a book about Laura Ingalls Wilder, and if you're a fan of Wilder, you'll enjoy our conversation here, as well as the event October 13th! Additional guest: SEAN ROST | Also, JAN MARTIN and LAURA DeVENNEY tell us about Mid-Missouri Quilts of Valor, a non-profit organization that awards locally-made "quilts of comfort" to veterans. (5:04) October 5, 2018

"The stories that prompted her to tell those stories, and the family background that went into them, is what this lady addresses and it's fascinating. The story behind the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder is at least as interesting as it is in her books." -- BOB PRIDDY, on Pulitzer Prize winning author Caroline Fraser's book about the acclaimed Missouri native. Caroline will be the featured speaker at next month's Center for Missouri Studies Fall Lecture. Additional guest: MARY ELLEN LOHMANN | Also, DR. SYED SHAH, MU Health Care, answers our questions about Parkinson's Disease: what causes it, what are the early warning signs and what can be done to treat the symptoms. Want to know more? The annual Parkinson's Disease Patient and Caregiver Conference is this Saturday in Columbia! (4:28) September 11, 2018