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Story-Telling Session To Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day 2015The Missouri History Museum will present stories that encourage children to take care of the planet. The event at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, is for children two to five years old. Participants can obtain directions to the story-telling site when they arrive at the museum. Activities, such as playing with puppets, making crafts or building a puzzle also will occur throughout the museum.

Friday’s stories are to celebrate Earth Day, which will be Wednesday, April 22. St. Louis’s Earth Day Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, on the Muny grounds at Forest Park.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

Emerson FREE Family Night At St. Louis' Magic House Is Friday

Emerson FREE Family Nights at The Magic House in St. Louis

It’s that time again for Magic House lovers. Emerson FREE Family Nights is happening this Friday, April 17.

Emerson Free Family Nights are held at the Magic House from 5:30 to 9 p.m., on the third Friday of the month. On these special nights,  a family  of four can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the Museum at no charge through the generosity of Emerson. The free offer is for no more than two adults and four of their own children. Reservations are not required.

Here are the rest of the FREE family nights for 2015:

May 15, 2015
June 19, 2015
July 17, 2015
August 21, 2015
September 18, 2015
October 16, 2015
November 20, 2015
December 18, 2015

The Magic House is a hands-on children’s museum. It is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis. (Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.) The museum features dozens of interactive exhibits for children of all ages as well as a variety of special events throughout the year.

The Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, along the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road in Kirkwood.

The Museum’s hands-on exhibits and educational programming have been recognized nationally by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Orbitz, Nickelodeon, Family Fun Magazine and Zagat, which named The Magic House the nation’s top family attraction with the most child appeal.

 

 

 

Missouri History Museum Presentation To Explore Daily Grind Of St. Louis Immigrant Life

I promise not be wearyThe Missouri History Museum explores the daily grind of immigrant life in 19th Century St. Louis in a presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015, in the McDermott Grand Hall.

The museum will repeat the presentation ––“I Promise Not to be Weary”–– at the same time Tuesday and Saturday through May 23.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

Missouri History Museum Presentation To Explore Daily Grind Of St. Louis Immigrant Life

I promise not be wearyThe Missouri History Museum explores the daily grind of immigrant life in 19th Century St. Louis in a presentation at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in the McDermott Grand Hall.

The museum will repeat the presentation ––“I Promise Not to be Weary”–– at the same time almost every Tuesday and Saturday through May 23.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

Missouri History Museum To Present Documentaries On Parks, Conservation In State

The Missouri History Museum will present two half-hour documentaries related to the 75th anniversary of the Missouri Conservation Department.

The movies will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the AT&T Foundation Multipurpose room. They are:

• “Two Birds, One Stone,” about the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the state in the 1930s.

•“The Promise Continues” about the history of the department.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

Two Lectures Mark Opening Of Exhibit On Nazi Propaganda At Missouri History Museum

The Missouri History Museum will open the exhibit, “State of Deception: the Power of Nazi Propaganda,” Saturday, April 11, 2015. Two lectures connected this exhibit will occur Sunday and Tuesday.

Steven Luckert, the curator behind the exhibit, will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015, in the Lee Auditorium of the museum. Luckert works for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. which assembled the exhibit. The Missouri History Museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

Richard Weiss, a former editor and reporter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and now a writer and author, will discuss “Reading, Writing nad Media Literacy: Children Are the Easiest Target for Propaganda” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The lecture will be at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, 12 Millstone Campus Drive in west St. Louis County.

The exhibit at the history museum runs until Sept. 7.

 

Descendant Of Early German Settler In Missouri To Discuss His Heritage

Friedrich and Louisa Muench

Friedrich and Louisa Muench

James F. Muench, the great-great-grandson of Friederich Muench, one of the first German settlers in mid-Missouri in the 19th Century, will discuss his family’s legacy at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015, in the AT&T Foundation Multipurpose room of the Missouri History Museum.

The talk is in connection with the museum exhibit, “Uptopia: Revisiting a German State in America” which closes on April 19.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

Missouri History Museum Presentation To Explore Daily Grind Of St. Louis Immigrant Life

I promise not be wearyThe Missouri History Museum explores the daily grind of immigrant life in 19th Century St. Louis in a presentation at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in the McDermott Grand Hall.

The museum will repeat the presentation ––“I Promise Not to be Weary”–– at the same time almost every Tuesday and Saturday through May 23.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

Missouri History Museum Presentation To Explore Daily Grind Of St. Louis Immigrant Life

I promise not be wearyThe Missouri History Museum explores the daily grind of immigrant life in 19th Century St. Louis in a presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, in the McDermott Grand Hall.

The museum will repeat the presentation ––“I Promise Not to be Weary”–– at the same time Tuesday and Saturday through May 23.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

Museum To Explore Two Facets Of 19th Century St. Louis

My Dear MollyThe Missouri History Museum will present two facets of 19th Century St. Louis at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, Old neighborhood picture2015.

• Molly Kodner, associate archivest at the museum, will discuss the love letters that St. Louisan James Love wrote to his fiancée while serves in the Civil War. Kodner will speak in the Lee Auditorium.

• Archaeologist Joe Harl will review archaeologic work at various St. Louis locations where German immigrants live. He will be in the AT&T Foundation Multipurpose room.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.