The Missouri General Assembly is asking the State Historical Society of Missouri to help plan and coordinate efforts to celebrate the Missouri's bi-centennial in 2021.
The legislature approved a resolution says Missouri has a "rich and complex" history and asks the State Historical Society to "develop plans, ideas and proposals" to celebrate the bi-centennial.
The State Historical Society, in a media release, said it was honored to spearhead efforts to organize the state's bi-centennial.
Missouri was the 24th state admitted into the United States.
About the State Historical Society of Missouri
Founded in 1898 by the Missouri Press Association, the Society is the premier center for the study of Missouri state and local history.
The Society, a trustee of the state since 1899, collects, preserves, and publishes materials that enhance research and support learning opportunities in Missouri studies and the history of the Midwest at six research centers around the state, with headquarters on the University of Missouri campus.