In 2023, the library is partnering with the Missouri State Museum to focus on the history of Missourians at work. This month, learn how the history of newspapers in the American West began in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1808 with first edition of the Missouri Gazette. Dr. Sarah S. Jones examines the job of early frontier journalists and “newspapermen” in the 19th century American West. Adults.
In 2023, the library is partnering with the Missouri State Museum to focus on the history of Missourians at work. This month, learn how the history of newspapers in the American West began in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1808, when Joseph Charless published the first edition of the Missouri Gazette. Today, the Library of Congress’ Digital Newspaper Program has 20 million pages of historical newspapers from all 50 states freely available and accessible on the internet. Newspapers are an ever-present part of our state and national culture. Dr. Sarah S. Jones educator with the Missouri State Museum examines the job of early frontier journalists and “newspapermen” in the 19th century American West.
Dr. Jones, a Missouri native, grew up as an indoor kid in the farming and lake community of Clinton in Henry county. She received her degrees in art history from the University of Nebraska - Kearney and the University of Missouri. The State Historical Society of Missouri recently named her a Center for Missouri Studies fellow for her project, "Missouri's Post Office Murals: Artistic Expression, Local Collaborations." Dr. Jones is a museum educator at the Missouri State Museum and Jefferson Landing State Historic Site in Jefferson City.
For more exciting Missouri history, please visit the exhibits at the Missouri State Museum, located in the Missouri State Capitol. It’s YOUR History, and you are always welcome in Missouri State Parks!
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