State Historical Society of Missouri

The State Historical Society of Missouri is home to the paintings of George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton, including Bingham's Civil War-related Order No. 11 and Benton's provocation WWII paintings series, Year of Peril. Additional Missouri artists are represented with rotating exhibits in the galleries. 

An extensive editorial cartoon collection, large number of images and photographs chronicling all periods and regions of the state, and an array of historical records – newspapers, manuscripts and secondary sources – offer researchers a wide selection. 

Visit our website for even more information about the services SHSMO can provide. And make sure to follow SHSMO on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news on all the latest events, exhibitions and collections.


Tuesday   08:30AM — 04:30PM
Wednesday   08:30AM — 04:30PM
Thursday   08:30AM — 04:30PM
Friday   08:30AM — 04:30PM
Saturday   12:30AM — 03:00PM
1020 Lowry St.
Columbia, MO 65201

Additional Information

Open Year-round
Gift / Souvenir Shop
ADA Fully Compliant
No Smoking
All Ages
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Service Animals Welcome
Free Admission
Personal Check
American Express Card
Reservations Not Required
Advance Contact Requested

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