Missouri would not be the great State that it is without our small towns and communities. 

Our Missouri Heritage program focuses on providing the tools necessary for communities to identify and evaluate local cultural heritage assets; such as Placemaking, preserving rural Main Streets, and highlighting local attractions. 

Small Town Showcase

We strive to highlight the uniqueness of Missouri’s small towns, and to showcase the bigger picture of what Small Town America really is and why it should not be overlooked, overshadowed, or underappreciated.

Click below to explore the Show-Me State and to learn how your community can be involved!

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Crossroads: Change in Rural America

Missouri Humanities is pleased to announce a special Missouri tour of Crossroads: Change in Rural America, an exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution.


Horizons is designed to encourage in-state travelers and out-of-state visitors to experience culture, art and the humanities at Missouri events, festivals and institutions.

Cultural Heritage Workshops

Our Cultural Heritage Workshops take place throughout the state of Missouri. These one-day workshops showcase a variety of topics from panelists representing both local and statewide organizations, as well as networking opportunities and applied activities. Participants learn basic tools to develop or revive cultural heritage programming in their communities, as well as how this programming can bolster tourism and impact local and regional economic development. 

Upcoming Events

To view MO Humanities Calendar Events, including Missouri Program Events, visit our calendar.