Community Interest

BDHS Invites Public on Nov. 2 to Discuss Local Involvement in Missouri's Bicentennial

August 10, 2021 will mark the two hundredth anniversary of Missouri’s entry as the 24th state to join the United States. A state with many different regional cultures, geographies, and industries, each Missouri community, county, and region has a story to tell about its people, their history, their commerce, and their culture. By celebrating the accomplishments and diversity of all these regions, we help create a better understanding of our one Missouri and the ties that bind us together. 

Missouri 2021 is an initiative of The State Historical Society of Missouri and its Center for Missouri Studies. Under the Missouri 2021 banner, the State Historical Society of Missouri is committed to coordinating a truly statewide commemoration that incorporates both rural and urban communities in projects, programs, and events that contribute to a better shared under- standing of the State’s geographic and cultural diversity of all these regions. 

The Boone-Duden Historical Society would like to be the catalyst to bring all the service organizations in our region together to plan our Bicentennial Celebration. Please join us at Friedens (Peace) UCC Church in New Melle on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1:30pm to discuss plans, resources, and how to get our communities involved in the Bicentennial celebration. 

Claire Marks, Senior Archivist for the State Historical Society of Missouri-Research Center, St. Louis; and Michael Sweeney, Bicentennial Coordinator for the State Historical Society of Missouri; will discuss Missouri 2021, plans for the Missouri Bicentennial State Historical Society of Missouri archival resources in our area, and how we and our community can get involved. 

For more information, contact Nancy Baker, Boone Duden Historical Society, 314.578.1395 /This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Claire Marks, Sr. Archivist, The State Historical Society of Missouri, 314.516.5144 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                         

The Boone-Duden Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation   of historic sites, objects, and genealogical data. Our primary mission is to collect and receive, record, study, exhibit, preserve and share all things pertaining to the history of our area. 

You do not have to be a member to enjoy the Boone-Duden Historical Society’s bi- monthly meetings. All programs are open to the public. Visit, and like us on Facebook: Boone-Duden Historical Society.