From over two years of research and preparation, a small but important exhibit was developed at the Missouri History Museum. Kirkwood Roots is an artful installation of interviews, photos, and evocative objects exploring the historic African American community in Kirkwood, Missouri, a small municipality located about 14 miles west of downtown St. Louis. It’s an intimate portrait of this place, from the first settlement before the Civil War to the period of intensive suburban development following World War II.Read more »
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One of the things I appreciate most about being an employee at the Missouri History Museum is the enjoyment I get from working with history buffs like myself. As museum professionals we take any opportunity to share our own enthusiasm for historical artifacts with our co-workers. Read more »
December 2011 marks the twentieth anniversary of the opening of the Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center (LRC). Prior to that time, all of the Museum’s artifacts were housed in the Jefferson Memorial Building.[...]
Photo at left: Decked in bunting and afloat with balloons, the Missouri Historical Society's Library and Research Center welcomes MHM members for a reception and tour on December 15, 1991. Read more »
After more than a month of inactivity, presumably in St. Louis, James Love finally left for Kansas. Troops were being gathered at Fort Leavenworth for an expedition to New Mexico to prevent an invasion of the state by rebel troops.
The movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles was released almost exactly twenty-four years ago in 1987, which documents the struggles that Neal Page and Del Griffith face as they try to go home to Chicago for Thanksgiving. As weather, flight cancellations, and other disasters occur, the two are forced to adapt their original travel plans and work together in order to get home. Read more »
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