World State Fair in Missouri

2019 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

You voted. We counted. Now you can discover some best-kept secrets and surprises around the state in eight different categories, such as culture, destinations, food, lore and legend, and more.


Landscape of Germany in Missouris German Heritage Festival Flyer

Missouri’s German Heritage

Geh und erforschel (go and explore) Missouri's German Heritage with a new book by W. Arthur Mehrhoff and published by Missouri Life Inc.


Drawing of Missouri River Steamboat

August 26, 1854

The steamship Timour exploded at Jefferson City killing almost everyone on board.


Missouri Flooding, Great Burr Oak

Notley Hawkins Documents the Flooding in Mid-Missouri

Photographer Notley Hawkins captured images of the historic flooding in mid-Missouri with his camera and drone. Plus, learn how you can assist in relief efforts.


horseotype

March 21, 1888

A photographer in Jefferson County was offering to take horseographs or jackotypes. Photographs of fine horses and mules.


Missouri Pacific Railroad

March 12, 1849

The Missouri Pacific Railroad was chartered. It was created to "… extend from St. Louis via Jefferson City, to the western boundary of Missouri, and thence to the Pacific Ocean."


February 5, 1911

Missouriís second capitol building in Jefferson City (fourth overall) was burned to the ground due to a lightning strike.


Inside Jefferson City’s Museum of Modern Art

Opened in October 2015, the Jefferson City Museum of Modern Art features the works of Purvis Young, Thornton Dial, and Abdoulaye Diarrassouba, better known as Aboudia. All have earned national and international acclaim for their art, which can be found in some of the country’s most distinguished museums.