The Missouri Historical Society celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2016. This is the first in a three-part series on the organization's history.
In 1866, St. Louis was a city in the throes of great change. Longtime residents were becoming increasingly aware that the city’s history was disappearing into the mists of time. Recognizing the need to preserve whatever they reasonably could, a group of prominent men gathered together in the Old Courthouse on August 11, 1866, and formed the Missouri Historical Society (MHS). Read more »