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11, August 2016

Miss Nettie's Notebooks and the MHS Story

The Missouri Historical Society officially turns 150 years old today. That’s a remarkable milestone to reach, and it begs the question “How does a museum thrive for 150 years?” It must have a solid collection and tell compelling stories, certainly, but it must also have a long line of dedicated staff who both preserve the past and push the institution forward. Few of us here now will leave the mark on the Society that a woman named Nettie Beauregard did. Read more »

10, August 2016

Missouri Historical Society: The Last 50 Years

The Missouri Historical Society celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2016. This is the second in a three-part series on the organization's history. You can read the first installment here and the second installment here. Read more »

9, August 2016

Missouri Historical Society: The Next 50 Years (1917–1967)

The Missouri Historical Society celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2016. This is the second in a three-part series on the organization's history. You can read the first installment here.
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8, August 2016

Missouri Historical Society: The First 50 Years (1866–1916)

The Missouri Historical Society celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2016. This is the first in a three-part series on the organization's history.

In 1866, St. Louis was a city in the throes of great change. Longtime residents were becoming increasingly aware that the city’s history was disappearing into the mists of time. Recognizing the need to preserve whatever they reasonably could, a group of prominent men gathered together in the Old Courthouse on August 11, 1866, and formed the Missouri Historical Society (MHS). Read more »

5, August 2016

How'd You Get Those in There?

When you visit an exhibit, do you ever stop to wonder how that exhibit came to fruition and who all worked to get it out on the floor for you to enjoy? As the exhibits registrar for the Missouri History Museum, I can assure you that our latest exhibit, Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis, required a strong and dedicated team effort to get it in place and ready for its debut. Read more »

3, August 2016

History in the Making: The Newest Cardinal Recruits

In addition to telling the stories of St. Louis and its military, veterans, and wartime past, Soldiers Memorial Military Museum serves as a place for our city's active-duty military and veterans to write their own stories through a wide range of activities, such as service projects, parades, meetings, and ceremonies. Although the building and Court of Honor are currently closed for construction, the Missouri Historical Society and the City of St. Read more »

1, August 2016

Enhancing Access to Our Exhibits

More and more people are coming to the Missouri History Museum each year for the chance to experience the stories that helped shape St. Louis and the surrounding area, and we couldn’t be happier to see them. But we found ourselves wondering how to make it possible for everyone who enters the Museum to have a worthwhile experience. Although the Museum is physically accessible, how could we make it more intellectually accessible? How could we create a welcoming environment for someone who is blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing? Read more »

29, July 2016

Leading the Way in War Work

Several women's organizations in St. Louis played pivotal roles in leading war-work efforts on the home front during World War I. Without these groups' backing, troops connected to the St. Louis region may not have retained the strength and morale needed to achieve success in the war. Read more »

28, July 2016

William Foden: America's Greatest Guitarist

When William Foden put his fingers to the strings of his beloved guitar, the instrument sang so richly one couldn’t help but be transported by his music. Read more »

26, July 2016

Library Preservation Meets Fate

This is a library-preservation story. Really, it is. I promise. It’s also the chance to show off a really cool cover of an issue of Fate Magazine: True Stories of the Strange and the Unknown, a magazine first published in Evanston, Illinois, in 1948. Read more »