The Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia is the headquarters for the State Historical Society of Missouri, the premier center for the study of Missouri state and local history.
An impressive first-floor gallery showcases the nation’s best collection of Missouri regional and westward expansion art, including Thomas Hart Benton’s Year of Peril series, Fred Geary’s regionalist woodcuts, and one of the largest collections of paintings by George Caleb Bingham. The gallery also features rotating exhibitions. Admittance is free and so is parking!
At the Center, a second-floor library connects researchers, patrons, genealogists, and students with the state’s rich history and the history of westward expansion through the Society’s vast collections of manuscripts, newspapers, and books.
The Center’s Richard Bookstore provides a unique shopping experience with hundreds of Missouri-themed products from local Missouri artists and businesses. The Bookstore also features titles covering a range of Missouri history topics.
|Tuesday||8:30 am — 4:30 pm|
|Wednesday||8:30 am — 4:30 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am — 4:30 pm|
|Friday||8:30 am — 4:30 pm|
|Saturday||10:00 am — 2:00 pm|