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MHCTC develops exhibitions and programs with campus and community museums, departments and institutions to encourage use of Collection artifacts. Annual exhibitions in the Abigail and Nicholas Filippello Exhibition Showcase in Gwynn Hall include the TAM Student Showcase for TAM ‘s spring Advisory Board, a summer exhibit of the Curator’s choice, and a fall showcase as part of MU’s annual Gallery and Museum Crawl in September.

As part of MU’s Art-i-Fact and Material Culture Studies Groups, MHCTC has partnered with numerous institutions throughout the state and the nation in the creation of quality exhibitions. Examples include University of Missouri institutions such as the Museum of Art and Archaeology, the Museum of Anthropology, the State Historical Society of Missouri, and Ellis Library. Outside collaborations include the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, the Missouri State Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, the Boone County Historical Society and Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs.

Visitors are welcome to view the current exhibit in Gwynn Hall Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm in accordance with the University calendar.


The Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection and the State Historical Society of Missouri commemorate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment and universal women’s suffrage with a collaborative exhibition! Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft displays clothing and artwork from statewide collections that highlight roles of Missouri women in the national suffrage movement and trailblazing women in Missouri politics. Explore the online exhibit!

A few highlights include:

  • A 1913 Missouri band uniform from the only all-female band to march in Washington, DC’s first women’s suffrage parade.
  • A 1915 Kewpie suffrage postcard by Kewpie inventor and renowned Missouri illustrator Rose O’Neill.
  • Garments worn by Columbia’s first and only female mayor, the Missouri Supreme Court’s first female judge, and Missouri’s first female U.S. Senators.
  • Artwork by Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham, Gordon Grant, and more!

Exhibition Dates: March 14 – July 27, 2020
Center for Missouri Studies, 605 Elm Street


OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 14
Center for Missouri Studies, 605 Elm Street
Enjoy performances by costumed actors from MU Theatre’s production Votes for Women.

Event Flyer links to PDF