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 and summer and fall exhibits of the Curator’s choice. MHCTC also partners with institutions throughout the state and the nation in the creation of quality exhibitions. Examples include local and University museums and collections, as well as regional and national institutions such as the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, the Missouri State Museum in Jefferson City, and the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis.

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

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Future Exhibit


The MHCTC commemorates Missouri’s bicentennial with the exhibition From Fur to Footwear: Missouri Landmarks of Fashion. In 1764 the French founded a fur trading center along the Missouri River named St. Louis. Over the next two centuries, the Show-Me State emerged as the world’s largest primary fur market, a global leader of stylish footwear, the nation’s second largest garment producer, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of junior dresses. These notable moments of fashion history centered around two Missouri landmarks: Petticoat Lane in Kansas City and Washington Avenue in St. Louis. From fur to footwear, Missouri left its mark on the world of fashion.

Abigail and Nicholas Filippello Exhibition Showcase, Gwynn Hall, University of Missouri

Past Exhibit Highlights

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For 121 years, faculty, staff and students in the five departments housed within the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri have improved people’s lives in ways that matter to everyone, everyday. With the restructuring of HES in 2021, the MHCTC created a virtual commemorative exhibition, FOREVER HES, that explores the HES legacy of excellence through images, artwork and t-shirts! Together in our hearts, ALWAYS and FOREVER HES!