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St. Louis's Poet Laureate To Speak At Missouri History Museum

Michael Castro, the poet-laureate of St. Louis through 2016, will discuss the history of poetry in the region and recite some of his works at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, in the Lee Auditorium of the Missouri History Museum.

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

Writer, Photographer To Discuss Book Of Pictures About World War I

Jeffrey Lowdermilk book coverJeffrey Lowdermilk, a writer, photographer and lecturer, will discuss his book of photographs at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, and 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, in the AT&T Foundation Multipurpose room of the Missouri History Museum. The book also includes entries from a diary of his grandfather, who served in the Army’s 89th Division in World War I.

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

 

Lecture To Explore Life, Impact Of Singer Nina Simone

 

Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Salamishah Tillet, a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss the life and impact of singer Nina Simone at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Missouri History Museum. Tillet will speak in the AT&T Foundation Multipurpose room.

Tillet also is on the faculties of the Department of Africana Studies and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies unit of the university. She writing a book about Simone.

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

Teen Group To Make Presentation About Ferguson Unrest

The Teens Make History apprentices of the Missouri History Museum is presenting an event to say what they want people to understand about the unrest in Ferguson.

Performances will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, April 25 and May 2, 2015, in the museum’s Reflections Gallery.

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

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.