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13, April 2016

My 5 (Or So) Favorite Things in the Library: Day 3

Today’s lists come from Edna Smith, assistant librarian, and Debra Schraut, catalog librarian. So without further ado, here they are! Read more »

12, April 2016

My 5 (Or So) Favorite Things in the Library: Day 2

Yesterday I shared my favorite things in the library. Today, let’s see what Jason Stratman, assistant librarian, and Kelly Brown, acquisitions librarian, find fascinating! Read more »

11, April 2016

Looking Back: Busch Memorial Stadium

We're excited about the start of baseball season here at MHM! To celebrate, we dove into the archives for this special collection of photographs of the original Busch Memorial Stadium (1966–2005). Renowned architectural photographer Henry T. "Mac" Mizuki snapped these shots in 1967, less than a year after the orignal Busch Stadium opened to the public, and captured images of spaces most Cardinals fans would never get the chance to see. Click through the gallery below to check them out! Read more »

11, April 2016

My 5 (Or So) Favorite Things in the Library: Day 1

Welcome to National Library Week 2016! All this week, the Missouri History Museum Library, housed in the Museum’s Library and Research Center at 225 South Skinker Boulevard, will join the American Library Association and libraries throughout the United States in celebrating how libraries transform lives and communities. Read more »

1, April 2016

All Dressed Up with Someplace to Go

When Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night opens to the public on April 2, it will feature more than 60 dresses from the collections of the Missouri Historical Society, ranging from mid-19th-century mourning wear to sleek designs from the current day’s top designers. Each of these garments tells a fascinating story, from societal expectations for women to the evolution of the color black from sadness symbol to fashion staple. Read more »

30, March 2016

The Missouri History Museum: An Architectural Gem

The Missouri History Museum has been part of the St. Louis community for nearly 150 years. It was founded in 1866 as the Missouri Historical Society by a group of people who wanted to save “from oblivion the early history of St. Louis and the state of Missouri.” In 1913 the Society moved its collections to the Jefferson Memorial Building in Forest Park. The Museum expanded in 2000 with a stunning contemporary addition that more than tripled its space, creating a building that combines architectural beauty and historic significance with modern amenities. Read more »

29, March 2016

Gunfire on Grand

One thing you may notice when you visit Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs is that none of the nine major incidents of terrorism covered in the exhibit took place in St. Louis. But that doesn’t mean St. Louis has no ties to terrorism. In fact, on February 15, 1972, St. Louis was unexpectedly drawn into the investigation of a terrorist cell operating in the United States, and it all started with a basic traffic stop. Read more »

24, March 2016

8 Movies Set or Filmed in St. Louis—Part 2

We're at it again! St. Louis is and has been home to mountains of movie magic. How well do you know STL's cinematic history?

1. The Hoodlum Priest (1961)

Don Murray, Larry Gates, Cindi Wood, Irvin Kershner (Director) Read more »

15, March 2016

Eye on Exhibits: History Comes in Many Styles

“Why is this history?”

We expect to hear different versions of that question over the next few months after we open our latest exhibit. Read more »

8, March 2016

7 Eye-Opening Old Timey Cures

Advertisements for patent medicines, also known as home remedies or nostrums, were a staple of newspapers in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The popularity of nostrums was in large part due to the limitations of 19th-century medical care. Read more »