July 21, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Student’s exhibit awarded 2015 Missouri History Prize by Missouri State Museum

The Missouri State Museum in the State Capitol will display this year’s award-winning student project in the History Hall July 14 through mid-August. Odessa High School student Hannah Scott received the annual Missouri History Prize as a part of National History Day in Missouri.


Hannah Scott was honored for her exhibit, titled “Lucile Bluford: The Conscience of Kansas City and her Leadership in the Call for Change.” This is Scott’s second year for the honor. The subject of her exhibit, Lucile Bluford was an African American journalist whose career spanned 70 years at “The Call” newspaper in Kansas City.


The Missouri State Museum established the annual Missouri History Prize to encourage students to research Missouri history for their projects. The theme for National History Day 2015 was “Leadership and Legacy in History."


The Missouri State Museum is located on the first floor of the State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City Mo. For more information about the event, call the Missouri State Museum at 573-751-285. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.