Annual Meeting Luncheon Reservation


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Join us October 15 to learn the fascinating trails of discovery behind the works of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner T. J. Stiles. The nationally acclaimed biographer, who brings legends like Gen. George Armstrong Custer, tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Missouri's own Jesse James to life, will be the featured speaker.

Annual Meeting Luncheon Reservation

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Author T. J. Stiles' most recent work, Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, received the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History. His 2009 release, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, was that year's National Book Award nonfiction winner and was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Biography. Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War, published in 2002, received much acclaim from organizations including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the American Library Association. A member of the Society of American Historians and a former Guggenheim fellow, Stiles lives in Berkeley, California.


11 a.m.Business Meeting and Annual Report
Including the presentation of the Book, Article, and Dissertation Awards
12 p.m.Luncheon – Registration Required
Beginning with the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award
1 p.m.Center for Missouri Studies Speaker Series Presentation
Featuring two-time Pulitzer Prize winner T. J. Stiles


The event will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott and Conference Center in Columbia. A room block is available for out-of-town guests at the rate of $119 per night, plus tax. To receive this discount, mention SHSMO while booking your room before the deadline of September 13.


Free parking is available onsite at the Courtyard by Marriott and Conference Center.


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