Growing a movement

What started as a simple trip to the grocery store has morphed into a calling for Tyrean “Heru” Lewis.


LIVING COLOR: The Henry Blosser House

Henry Blosser was three generations removed from his Swiss ancestors, but that didn’t stop the nineteenth-century land speculator from celebrating his heritage when he and his wife, Sarah, built their dream home in 1878 on 640 acres near the town of Malta Bend.
The Blosser family came and went, and time leeched away the color and life from the home. A restoration of historic proportions is now complete.


A Plant Killer Confesses

There are stories in the March/April 2022 issue of Missouri Life magazine that celebrate gardening, and frankly, that makes me uneasy. I’m afraid my proximity to successful gardeners might somehow blight their efforts.


A waterfall in the Missouri Ozarks.

My Missouri Life

Missouri Life magazine's new editor-in-chief, Sandy Selby, greets readers through the My Missouri Life column.
I popped up from my nest of pillows and books in the back of the family station wagon and announced, “I’m going to live in Missouri when I grow up.” I made that declaration at age nine as my family traveled from our home in northeastern Oklahoma to Branson for a vacation.


Crystal Schuster and Krista Evans of the Special Olympics Missouri staff

Q&A: Why Special Olympics Missouri is so much more than sports

Like most staff members at Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO), Crystal Schuster wears multiple hats, juggling duties from managing the medals and awards stand at events to being a key part of SOMO’s fundraising team. SOMO supports programs and athletic competition for nearly seventeen thousand Missouri athletes with intellectual disabilities. Now in her sixteenth year with SOMO, Crystal’s primary role as development director is working with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.


City Scout: St. Louis

St. Louisans may not have visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads this Christmas and New Year's season. Instead, dreams will be filled with artisan toasted ravioli.


New faces join Missouri Life team

Missouri Life magazine has added three new members to its staff to bring readers a look at the people, culture, artwork, food, and stories that define the Show-Me State.


Listen to the Second Episode of Mo’ Curious by Missouri Life!

In our second episode, we delve into the history of communes and utopian communities in Missouri.


Stephen Johnson aka Santa Claus with two small children on his lap.

The man in the red suit

Stephen Johnson portrayed Santa Claus for about three decades before retiring from dressing as the jolly old elf three years ago. The Jefferson City man, now sixty-eight, sat as Santa since the 1980s.


City Scout: Holiday Festivities in K.C.

An abundance of decorative, tasty, and educational festivities are on top in Kansas City during this holiday season.