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The State Historical Society of Missouri is the premier research center for the study of Missouri state and local history. Founded in May 1898, SHSMO collects, preserves, and publishes materials that enhance research and supports learning opportunities in the study of Missouri and the Midwest.

Established as the sixth branch of the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Cape Girardeau Research Center is charged with expanding both the study of the southeast region of the state and the preservation of its history.

The center was formed in partnership with Southeast Missouri State University to provide local residents with convenient access to SHSMO resources.


Tuesday   09:00AM — 02:30PM
Wednesday   09:00AM — 02:30PM
Thursday   09:00AM — 02:30PM
Friday   09:00AM — 02:30PM
347 N. Pacific St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
Donations Accepted
Types Of Payment Accepted
Personal Check
American Express Card
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested