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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MISSOURI ANNUAL MEETING

October 2, 2010—Columbia, MO

Morning Workshops: Lenoir Woods Senior Living Community Center, 3710 Lenoir Street, Columbia. Fee for one or both workshops is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Pastries, coffee, and tea available at 8:30 a.m.

Exploring Online Resources for Historical and Genealogical Research
9:00 a.m. with Gerald Hirsch

The quantity of research materials available online continues to grow at an exciting pace. Keeping up with what’s new and how each resource can aid your historical and genealogical research is a full-time job. This workshop will employ the online resources available from the Society and will explore how to navigate through our digital material, including the Missouri Historical Review, Missouri newspapers, photographs, art, and oral histories.

Get up to Speed on Grant Application and Foundation Support10:00 a.m. with Laura Wilson and Todd Christine

In this economic climate, historical societies, arts organizations, and cultural institutions are struggling to do more with less. Learn how to locate important and free information about funders, navigate various Web notice and application systems, and gather key data on foundation decisions to support specific projects with awarded amounts. Find out how to develop an application or letter of proposal for the best chance of winning needed funds.

Silent Auction, Membership Meeting, and Luncheon with Program:
Courtyard by Marriott, 3301 LeMone Industrial Boulevard, Columbia
Fee for the luncheon and program is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

Reservations are required and will be taken online or by calling (800) 747-6366. Payment should be made by September 24.

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The silent auction opens at 10:30 a.m. and will include the following items: an oil painting of the Missouri River by Byron Smith, a colorful carnival photograph by Notley Hawkins, reproductions of artwork and maps from the Society’s collections, a Mizzou football signed by Coach Gary Pinkel, two handmade teddy bears, jewelry, and much more. A wine raffle will also be part of the day’s events, made possible by gifts from many members of the Board of Trustees. Wine raffle tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20.

More info: http://shs.umsystem.edu/annualmeeting/auction/

11:30 a.m. Annual Meeting of the Membership

Executive Director Gary R. Kremer will deliver the annual report and request a vote on proposed changes to the bylaws and election of nominated trustees. President Doug Crews and Dr. Kremer will present the Society’s annual thesis, dissertation, article, and book awards.

12:30 p.m. Luncheon

The luncheon menu is your choice of smoked beef brisket or vegetarian pasta. During and following the luncheon, the Distinguished Service Award will be made, National History Day winner Patrick Lawhon will give his award-winning performance, and auction and raffle winners will be announced.

1:00 p.m. Benton Pictures the World at War: Thomas Hart Benton and the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Speaker Henry Adams is a graduate of Harvard and Yale universities and has authored over 200 scholarly articles and numerous books covering American art from the 17th century to the present. His works include Thomas Hart Benton: An American Original and, most recently, Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock. Adams will treat members and guests to a discussion of the significance of the Society’s collection of Benton artworks.

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