Preserving the Disappearing Memory of Missouri’s Little Tuskegee

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that separate-but-equal facilities like schools were unconstitutional. This led to the closure of the school…


Silhouette image of the pope, illustrating Pope John Paul II visiting St. Louis in January 1999. Adobe Stock photo.

January 26, 1999

This date in Missouri history: One of the most famous guests in St. Louis history, Pope John Paul II, touched down at Lambert Airport for a 31-hour…


The enduring legacy of Hiram Young

The story is familiar, replicated by scores of people living and working in Missouri in the 1800s. It goes something like this: a person starts from…


Protected: Exciting new tree and shrub varieties for 2022

Here are a few great new tree and shrub varieties to look for in 2022. 


Traffic sign for U.S. Highway 50 in Missouri. Adobe Stock photo

January 25, 1835

This date in Missouri history. Planning work began on a road to connect Manchester with Jefferson City by way of Union and Mount Sterling. This road…


Paper ticket that illustrates Missouri History Today entry about the Monett Opera House.

January 22, 1908

Today in Missouri history. Economist Henry L. Call was speaking at the Opera House in Monett. He told how economic panics could be avoided in the…


Powell Symphony Hall St. Louis. Missouri Life archive photo

January 24, 1968

This date in Missouri history. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra played its first-ever concert on the night after the St. Louis Theater was converted…


A neon sign with the words Rock and Rock, illustrating a Missouri History Today entry about the first class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

January 23, 1986

When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened its doors in Cleveland, its first class consisted of the stars who music historians considered the best of…


Illustration of raft and canoes on the Missouri River, circa 1800s.

January 21, 1826

This date in Missouri history: This was the last day to meet in the first capital building in St. Charles. All records were taken to Jefferson City…


Missouri women senators, past and present, pose for a photo in the Senate chamber.

‘You Can, Too!’ Celebrates Missouri’s Female Senators

Fifty years after Mary Gant became the first woman elected to the Missouri Senate, a record number 11 women now occupy nearly one-third of the 34…