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1, October 2017

Broadening Teens' Horizons: TMH Academy

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it? Design and create a pop-up exhibit that includes and connects the special objects your team members have brought from home. Read more »

23, February 2017

Where Teens, Leadership, & Team Building Meet

Earlier this year we welcomed students from 17 area high schools to spend eight weeks exploring museum work with us in our Teens Make History Academy. So far the teens have met with and learned from a curator, marketers, a conservator, librarians, archivists, and members of our education department. Each week they’ve taken what they’ve learned and put it to the test via museum challenges, small-scale projects that exemplify what museum professionals do every day. Read more »

16, May 2016

Rock On with the Teen Tones

In the middle of the 1950s, rock ’n’ roll was freshly sweeping the nation. It was so new that it hadn’t even caught on with St. Louis musicians—until a group of Affton High School students formed the Teen Tones, also known as Jules Blattner and the Teen Tones.  Read more »

28, January 2016

Humans of MHM | Elizabeth Pickard, Director of Intepretive Programs

Ever wonder who puts together the incredible theatre performances, field trips, and educational programs here at the Museum? That would be Elizabeth, our director of interpretive programs. What constitutes an interpretive program, you might ask? Watch below to learn more.

 

12, January 2016

Where Did You Go To High School?

This question is a common one in St. Louis, where an alma mater is a high school, not a college, and where using high school as an identifier is an often accepted ritual. But can the answer to that question really sum up all of the experiences of high school? Read more »

25, March 2015

A Place to Call Home

We are the Teens Make History Exhibitors, and our job at the Missouri History Museum is to work on exhibit projects. For example, over the past couple of years, the Teens Make History Exhibitors have completed projects such as Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, an exhibit that looked at veterans returning from war, and Avenues of Activism, an oral history project exploring activism in St. Louis regarding civil, labor, and LGBT rights. We are currently in the midst of our third project cycle, which is an interactive game called A Place to Call Home. Read more »

25, February 2015

Digging Deeper into Immigration

As part of the award-winning program Teens Make History, we, the Teens Make History Players, research, write, and perform plays throughout the Missouri History Museum. Our shows enhance both traveling and permanent exhibits by sharing stories and bringing to life historical moments. Our most recent play, Emigrant/Immigrant, is based on the experiences of immigrants to St. Louis and was written to go along with two of the Museum’s current exhibitions—Utopia and The Missouri Immigrant Experience. Read more »

12, September 2014

Bringing Everyone to the Table: LGBT Rights Activism in St. Louis

This post is the fourth and final in a series about the Teens Make History Avenues of Activism Oral History Project. Be sure to check out the Avenues of Activism playlist to watch more stories of activism in St. Louis. Read more »

6, August 2014

More Than Meets the Eye: Civil Rights Activism in St. Louis

This post is the second in a series about the Teens Make History Avenues of Activism Oral History Project. Be sure to check out the Avenues of Activism playlist to watch more stories of activism in St. Louis. Read more »

24, July 2014

The Avenues of Activism Project: Teens Record History

From May 2013 to May 2014, the Teens Make History Exhibitors conducted the Avenues of Activism Oral History Project. In this introductory post—the first in a short series about the project—the TMH Exhibitors share the basic outlines of their project, as well as some of what they learned about activism in general.
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