Missouri History Museum http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Teens Tackle Gangs, Violence In A Play They Wrote And Produced http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/teens-tackle-gangs-violence-play-they-wrote-and-produced <p><em>Updated with St. Louis on the Air interview.</em></p><p>The "Teens Make History" Players and are getting paid to act — but first they have to work through very serious issues and distill their findings into a play. Since 2007, this work-based program of the Missouri History Museum, brings together students to research, design and mount exhibits at the museum or to bring St. Louis history to life through their plays.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:16:03 +0000 Parth Shah 37942 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Teens Tackle Gangs, Violence In A Play They Wrote And Produced History Museum’s Delmar Property To Support Loop Trolley http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/history-museum-s-delmar-property-support-loop-trolley <p>The Missouri History Museum’s long-vacant Delmar Boulevard property — whose purchase contributed to the <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/28579/archibald_resigns_122012">departure of former Missouri History Museum head Robert Archibald</a> — will finally be put to use.</p><p>The Museum’s board of trustees has granted a license to use&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/maps/@38.654463,-90.288987,3a,90y,9.57h,85.98t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sYsO8IVjv3Oc7oBwRJyh6yg!2e0">the land at 5863 Delmar</a> to St. Louis’ Loop Trolley Development District.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 23:30:59 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37300 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org History Museum’s Delmar Property To Support Loop Trolley Discussion: Mo. History Museum's New Leader Says Transparency Has Improved, Charts New Course http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-mo-history-museums-new-leader-says-transparency-has-improved-charts-new-course <p>Two months into her role as president of the Missouri History Museum, Frances Levine is making her presence known as she works to move past the controversy surrounding her predecessor.</p><p>Former museum president Robert Archibald resigned in 2012 amid questions about his compensation and the purchase of contaminated land on Delmar Boulevard.</p><p>Levine spoke with <em>St. Louis on the Air </em>host Don Marsh about the future of the museum.</p><p><strong>Museum Governance and Transparency</strong></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:23:36 +0000 Camille Phillips 36951 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: Mo. History Museum's New Leader Says Transparency Has Improved, Charts New Course Prohibition Era St. Louis, From Dance To Drink http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/prohibition-era-st-louis-dance-drink <p>From 1920 until 1933, it was illegal to manufacture, transport and sell alcohol in the United States. In response, an underground culture of speakeasies and bootleggers sprang up, where covert groups met in unmarked locations to drink homemade gin, listened to jazz and danced the Charleston.</p><p>In St. Louis, those looking for a drink met in cellars and caves, said Tracy Lauer, an archivist at Anheuser-Busch. &nbsp;Saloons and taverns shut down across the city, many to never reopen.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:06:13 +0000 Camille Phillips 35958 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Prohibition Era St. Louis, From Dance To Drink These Historical Photos Show How Much St. Louis Has Changed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/these-historical-photos-show-how-much-st-louis-has-changed <p>To mark the 100<sup>th</sup><sup> </sup>anniversary of St. Louis’ incorporation as a city, an imposing array of “gasbags” assembled at the edge of Forest Park in 1909 for the St. Louis Centennial balloon&nbsp;race.</p><p>(A bunch of politicians were there, too.)</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 10:17:12 +0000 Mary Delach Leonard 35912 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org These Historical Photos Show How Much St. Louis Has Changed Missouri History Museum Moves Forward In Project To Inventory Soldiers Memorial Collection http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-history-museum-moves-forward-project-inventory-soldiers-memorial-collection <p>The Missouri History Museum is one step closer to working with the historical collection of <a href="http://www.stlsoldiersmemorial.org/">Soldiers Memorial Military Museum</a>.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 00:52:22 +0000 Nancy Fowler 35910 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri History Museum Moves Forward In Project To Inventory Soldiers Memorial Collection Missouri History Museum And Ste. Genevieve Offer Views Of French Colonial St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-history-museum-and-ste-genevieve-offer-views-french-colonial-st-louis <p>Last month, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-evidence-french-colonial-homes-discovered-under-poplar-street-bridge" target="_blank">St. Louis Public Radio reported</a> on the discovery of the first physical evidence of the French Colonial settlers in St. Louis at the Poplar Street Bridge. In response, the Missouri History Museum <a href="http://www.historyhappenshere.org/archives/7534" target="_blank">wrote a post </a>on its History Happens Here blog about works in their collection that demonstrate life in French Colonial St. Louis. The historic town of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:13:06 +0000 Camille Phillips 35401 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri History Museum And Ste. Genevieve Offer Views Of French Colonial St. Louis Missouri History Museum To Display Original Louisiana Purchase Treaty http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-history-museum-display-original-louisiana-purchase-treaty <p>Beginning this fall, St. Louisans will be able to see the actual document that made what is now Missouri part of the United States.</p><p>In 1803, the United States bought more 828,000 square miles of land from France for $15 million – roughly four cents an acre – in <a href="http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/louisiana-purchase">a deal known as the Louisiana Purchase.</a></p><p>The parcel immediately doubled the size of the country and eventually became part or all of 14 states from Louisiana to Montana, including Missouri, Iowa and Arkansas.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:23:28 +0000 Nancy Fowler 34973 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri History Museum To Display Original Louisiana Purchase Treaty Commentary On Lessons From The ZMD: Efficiency And Accountability Don’t Work Well Together http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-lessons-zmd-efficiency-and-accountability-don-t-work-well-together <p>American governmental structure began to take on its present form during the Progressive Reform Era, 1900-1915. Progressives decried the waste and corruption in government at all levels and desired professional administration based on fixed principles.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:28:23 +0000 Lana Stein 34697 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary On Lessons From The ZMD: Efficiency And Accountability Don’t Work Well Together History Museum’s Celebration Of St. Louis’ 250th May Be Record-Breaker http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/history-museum-s-celebration-st-louis-250th-may-be-record-breaker <p>The Missouri History Museum’s <a href="http://www.historyhappenshere.org/archives/7317">“250 in 250” exhibition</a> is on track to make history, itself.</p><p>The exhibit promises to break attendance records, with more than 54,000 people having already visited the display highlighting 250 images, people, places, objects and moments in St. Louis history. That’s more than half the number who came through "The Civil War in Missouri” – the most recent exhibit originated by the museum – during its entire 18-month run.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:02:09 +0000 Nancy Fowler 34873 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org History Museum’s Celebration Of St. Louis’ 250th May Be Record-Breaker