history 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 Since You Missed That Nike Missile Base, Perhaps We Could Interest You In A Missouri Stonehenge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/you-missed-nike-missile-base-perhaps-we-could-interest-you-missouri-stonehenge <p>That old Nike missile launch site that’s been in the news lately could have been yours for $227,000, but since you missed that real estate gem, perhaps broker Wayne Keller could interest you in a Show-Me State version of Stonehenge.</p><p>Keller, whose <a href="http://www.buyafarm.com">buy-a-farm.com</a> usually sells farms with silos that hold grain not Hercules missiles, says he’s marketed some unique properties in the past -- including a kitty litter plant. But selling a Cold War relic has been a blast.</p><p>“It’s certainly been the highlight so far,’’ he said.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:38:27 +0000 Mary Delach Leonard 38032 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Since You Missed That Nike Missile Base, Perhaps We Could Interest You In A Missouri Stonehenge Encore: Historians Elaborate On Significance Of French Colonial St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/encore-historians-elaborate-significance-french-colonial-st-louis <div class="audio-caption"><em>Holiday encore broadcast.</em><br /><p>On Friday, February 14, 2014, The Missouri History Museum hosted <a href="http://mohistory.org/node/9175" target="_blank">“A Great City from the Start,”</a> a one-day symposium commemorating the founding of St. Louis. The foremost experts on early St. Louis history spoke before an audience that included representatives from Quebec, France, Spain and the Osage Nation.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 17:51:04 +0000 Camille Phillips 36461 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Encore: Historians Elaborate On Significance Of French Colonial St. Louis 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 What If Teddy Roosevelt Were President Now? A Conversation With Doris Kearns Goodwin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-if-teddy-roosevelt-were-president-now-conversation-doris-kearns-goodwin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How would Theodore Roosevelt govern if he were president today? Who better to ask than Doris Kearns Goodwin - a Pulitzer-Prize winning historian who has studied and written about Lyndon Johnson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and now Theodore Roosevelt.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:20:53 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 35728 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What If Teddy Roosevelt Were President Now? A Conversation With Doris Kearns Goodwin What Did Explorers Lewis and Clark Do When They Got Back To St. Louis? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-did-explorers-lewis-and-clark-do-when-they-got-back-st-louis <p>Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are most famous for leading the expedition that began in St. Louis in 1804, took them up the Missouri River, over the Rocky Mountains to the west coast and back.</p><p>But their connection with St. Louis didn’t end there. In 1807, Thomas Jefferson appointed Lewis and Clark to leadership positions in the Louisiana Territory, with a home base in the St. Louis region.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:00:13 +0000 Camille Phillips 35569 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Did Explorers Lewis and Clark Do When They Got Back To 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 Pard' My French: St. Louis' Peculiar Way Of Saying Local Street Names http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pard-my-french-st-louis-peculiar-way-saying-local-street-names <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis is unusual among American cities in having so many streets and places with French names.&nbsp; Over centuries, its residents have also adopted some unusual ways of pronouncing them. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While these interpretations could make many modern French speakers cringe, some echo the original dialect of the city when it was still a part of New France. In other words – maybe we shouldn’t feel so bad about how we pronounce </span>“Chouteau”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> these days.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Leahy 33873 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pard' My French: St. Louis' Peculiar Way Of Saying Local Street Names QUIZ! St. Louis At 250 What's What And Who's Who In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quiz-st-louis-250-whats-what-and-whos-who-st-louis <p>So, you think you know St. Louis?</p><p>Take our highly unscientific quiz to see just how deep your St. Louis Soul is. &nbsp;Be sure to share your results with your friends. &nbsp;We highly recommend listening to Maria Altman's radio Valentine celebrating St. Louis' contributions to society, and read her <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/happy-250th-birthday-st-louis-lets-take-walk-down-memory-lane-and-quiz" target="_blank">web story</a> about some particularly prominent St. Louisians. &nbsp;</p><p>It just might help your test score.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:01:35 +0000 Shula Neuman & Phil Donato 33704 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org QUIZ! St. Louis At 250 What's What And Who's Who In St. Louis Reflection: What Is The Allure Of Richard III? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/reflection-what-allure-richard-iii <p>It was one of those rare occasions where the careful, dry, scholarly, world of academic inquiry and the more raucous world of instant global celebrity came together.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:20:39 +0000 Jonathan Sawday 33441 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Reflection: What Is The Allure Of Richard III?