JEFFERSON CITY, MO – On July 6, 2023, Governor Mike Parson signed into law SCR 7, officially establishing the “America 250 Missouri Commission.” This significant milestone marks Missouri’s commitment to joining a historic, nationwide effort to commemorate the United States Semiquincentennial. Working in collaboration with America250, the commission will play a pivotal role in fostering civic engagement and facilitating coordinated commemorations leading up to the 250th anniversary of the United States of America in 2026.

America250 is encouraging every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia to form their own respective America250 entities to ensure an inclusive and impactful commemoration of this historic milestone. With the establishment of the America 250 Missouri Commission, Missouri proudly becomes the 36th state or territory to establish a Semiquincentennial commission. Over the next three years, America250 will work with each state and territorial entity to foster collaboration and ensure broad participation during this momentous occasion.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Governor Parson and the Missouri legislature for their bipartisan support to commemorate America’s 250th anniversary. We eagerly anticipate collaborating with the commission and state leaders to orchestrate the most inclusive anniversary in the history of our nation,” Rosie Rios, U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission Chair, said. “The America 250 Missouri Commission will play a crucial role in ensuring that the incredible contributions of the Show-Me State are well represented in the commemoration of the country we love.”