An illustration of how Missouri's landscape and lives might look in the year 2221.

Imagining Missouri: The Show-Me State in 2221

Why bother with imagining the future at all? The future is a place to project our hopes, along with our doubts and uncertainties. We invite you to imagine the future as you’d most like to see it, and to think about what Missourians living in the present day can do to reach that imaginary destiny.


Old map of Missouri with explorer's compass.

October 1, 1812

The first meeting of the general assembly of the Missouri Territory took place, which named the five original counties: St. Louis, St. Charles, Sainte Genevieve, Cape Girardeau, and New Madrid.


Cheers to 200 Years: 21 Bicentennial Events

Celebrate Missouri's bicentennial all year long.


Small Town Meets Big Taste

Sirros serves delicious sandwiches, pizza, and pasta in historic Ste. Genevieve.


Costume party being hosted in Historical Missouri Building

La Guignolée, a New Year’s Celebration

A New Year's celebration in Ste. Genevieve has been held since the days of it's settlement. Our writer tags along.


This Missouri Artist Turns Dumpsters into Art Supply Depots

Sam Conlon says she has a perfect life. She makes whatever she feels like making, and her art is always evolving.


May 18, 1785

Birthday of Missouri's first Congressman, John Scott from Ste. Genevieve. A brilliant lawyer and debater, Mr. Scott did have a temper. One morning he challenged five different men to duels.


Ste. Genevieve to Become a National Historic Park

Ste. Genevieve was established in 1735 by French-Canadian colonists. It was the first ever settlement by Europeans in Missouri.


7 Olde Style Taverns

Put your money in your shoe and saddle your horse. It’s time for a pint.