Louisiana Purchase


Courtesy Library of Congress

A savvy deal negotiated with France more than two hundred years ago would set the stage for the first major challenge of this young nation. Someone—actually four someones—were called upon to oversee the expanse that would become Missouri Territory. more

Jun 26, 2017 5:19 PM Life


Lewis and Clark had now traversed the entire breadth of the future state of Missouri. They were at the present site of Kansas City and preparing to start north along the western edge of our state. more

Jun 26, 2017 2:47 PM Missouri History

The Corps of Discovery was having a terrible time in western Missouri near present day Miami. The current of the river was so strong that they were running out of ways to get the boats upstream. more

Jun 14, 2017 11:57 AM Missouri History


St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In St. Charles and St. Louis flag raising ceremonies were conducted recognizing the new American sovereignty. This was probably carried out at Ste. Genevieve, New Madrid and other frontier communities as well. more

Mar 9, 2017 12:50 PM Missouri History



Meriwether Lewis arrived back in Missouri this time as Governor of the territory. more

Mar 8, 2017 1:10 PM Missouri History

Meriwether Lewis Telescope

Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

National Treasures that Shaped Missouri

Visit the Missouri History Museum, and see rare pieces of history that impacted the state and the nation. more

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