Inside Jefferson City’s Museum of Modern Art

Opened in October 2015, the Jefferson City Museum of Modern Art features the works of Purvis Young, Thornton Dial, and Abdoulaye Diarrassouba, better known as Aboudia. All have earned national and international acclaim for their art, which can be found in some of the country’s most distinguished museums.


February 22, 1860

The steamboat, E. A. Ogden sank in Murray's Bend above Jefferson City.


February 5, 1911

Missouriís second capitol building in Jefferson City (fourth overall) was burned to the ground due to a lightning strike.


Missouri State Capitol Interior Rotunda

December 31, 1821

Governor McNair signed a bill that designated the site for the City of Jefferson, which was to become the capital city for Missouri.


Jefferson City Missouri Capitol Building

November 7, 1922

Mellcene Thurman Smith and Sarah Lucille Turner became the first women elected to the State Legislature.


Cedric the Entertainer

April 24, 1964

Birthday of comedian, Cedric the Entertainer from Jefferson City and Berkeley, MO.


Missouri State Capitol Jefferson City

March 24, 1911

Legislation was signed and bond issues awarded on this day for the building of our present Capitol Building.


horseotype

March 21, 1888

A photographer in Jefferson County was offering to take horseographs or jackotypes. Photographs of fine horses and mules.


Missouri Pacific Railroad

March 12, 1849

The Missouri Pacific Railroad was chartered. It was created to "… extend from St. Louis via Jefferson City, to the western boundary of Missouri, and thence to the Pacific Ocean."