Bicentennial Programs

Bicentennial LogoThe Missouri State Library is pleased to offer these programs that celebrate, honor and explore our state’s rich history.

For a video tutorial of how to use the Missouri State Library's Bicentennial resources, click here.

Missouri State Library Bicentennial Read Across Missouri

A celebration of Missouri’s Bicentennial and 200 years of Missouri’s literary history.

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In honor of the 200th anniversary of the great state of Missouri’s joining the union, the Missouri State Library has created an interactive reading challenge that allows the people of Missouri a chance to see all the literary treasures this state has to offer. The challenge is offered both interactively through the platform Beanstack and as a printable passport.

To create a free account in Beanstack please go to:


Missouri Digital Heritage Scavenger Hunt

A fun and educational hunt through Missouri history.

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Test your knowledge of Missouri history and learn what Missouri Digital Heritage has to offer along the way with these unique scavenger hunts! Below are links to the two versions of the hunts, one for children and one for adults.

Round 1 - Children
Round 1 - Adults

Round 2 - Children
Round 2 - Adults

Round 3 - Children
Round 3 - Adults

Round 4 - Children
Round 4 - Adults

Round 5 - Children
Round 5 - Adults

Round 6 - Children
Round 6 - Adults


Missouri Bicentennial Guide

A one-stop guide to all things Missouri.

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The Missouri State Library’s Reference Services Department has put together an online guide that includes information about Missouri’s history, state government and official Bicentennial activities. This is your one stop guide to discover (or rediscover) important information about our great state as we celebrate 200 years of statehood!

To view the guide, please go to: