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Free: Missouri History Museum To Present Program Recalling 1904 World's Fair

St. Louis 1904 World's Fair

St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair

The Missouri History Museum will present a boy’s recollection of St. Louis’s 1904 World’s Fair on at 2 p.m.Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in the MacDermott Grand Hall.

The program will repeat at the same time each Tuesday in April.

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

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Free: Missouri History Museum Expert To Give Tips For Using Its Website For Exploring Family History

The Missouri History Museum’s website, mohistory.org, contains tools for people exploring their family history. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, Dennis Northcott, an associate archivist at the museum, will discuss many of the catalogs and guides on the website.

He will speak in the Lee Auditorium.

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

 

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Free: Hip-Hop Singer To Talk About Hip-Hop, Social Change, Education

Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli a hip-hop singer, will discuss his music, social change and education in an event at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Missouri History Museum.

The event will be in the Lee Auditorium. The museum will provide space for an overflow crowd in the AT&T Foundation multipurpose room and the MacDermott Grand Hall. Nappy DJ Needles will provide the soundtrack for his talk.

Kweli has recorded albums since 1998.

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

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Free: Painter To Discuss His Missouri Landscapes

Bryan Haynes, a painter who focuses on Missouri landscapes, will discuss his career from the 1980s to the present in a lecture at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Missouri History Museum. The event will be in the AT&T Foundation multipurpose room.

A new book,  “New Regionalism: The Art of Bryan Haynes,” features his paintings.

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

 

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Free: Missouri History Museum Presents Two Lectures About St. Louis

St. Louisans interested in some high points and low points of the city’s 250-year history have a choice of lectures at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Missouri History Museum.

St. Louis statue on top of Art Hill in Forest Park

• Thomas Madden, professor of Medieval history at St. Louis University and director of its Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, will detail the life of Louis IX, the French king and Roman Catholic saint, for whom St. Louis is named. He will speak in the AT&T Foundation multipurpose room.

A cave scene

• Robert Criss, a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University, will discuss the opportunities and troubles caves under the city brought to St. Louis. He will speak in the Lee Auditorium.

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

 

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Free: Missouri History Museum To Present Program Recalling 1904 World's Fair

St. Louis 1904 World's Fair

St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair

The Missouri History Museum will present a boy’s recollection of St. Louis’s 1904 World’s Fair on at 2 p.m.Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in the MacDermott Grand Hall.

The program will repeat at the same time each Tuesday in April.

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

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Free: Author To Discuss His Book About Saxtown Ax Murders

Nicholas J.C. Pistor, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter, will discuss his book “The Ax Murders of Saxtown” at noon Thursday, April 10, 2014, in the AT&T Foundation multipurpose room of the Missouri History Museum.

The book is about the murder of the Stelzriede family who were hacked to death in 1874. The three adults and two children died in the German immigrant hamlet of Saxtown, IL, near Millstadt. Authorities never found the murderer. The sheriff arrested eight suspects but later released them.

The Society of Professional Journalists is presenting the program.

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

 

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Free: Missouri History Museum To Present Documentary On Dana Brown

Dana Brown

Dana Brown

The Missouri History Museum will present “Dana Brown: Life on Safari,” a documentary about the life of a prominent St. Louis business executive and traveler, at noon Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in the AT&T Foundation multipurpose room.

Brown was famous for his commercials for his Safari Coffee.

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

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Free: Expert To Discuss African-American Migration

In Search of a Better LifeProf. Spencer Crew of George Mason University will discuss the history of the migration of African-Americans to the North, particularly in the early 20th Century, in a lecture at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, in the Lee Auditorium of the Missouri History Museum.

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

 

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Free: Missouri History Museum To Present Program Recalling 1904 World's Fair

St. Louis 1904 World's Fair

St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair

The Missouri History Museum will present a boy’s recollection of St. Louis’s 1904 World’s Fair on at 2 p.m.Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in the MacDermott Grand Hall.

The program will repeat at the same time each Tuesday in April.

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

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