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Free Family Fun At Missouri History Museum

Free family fun 2015The week starting June 1, 2015, will be one of free family fun at the Missouri History Museum.

Activities include:

• Hands-on arts and crafts related to object and themes of museum activities.

• Storytelling.

• Special guests.

Museum programs will be for individual families Monday, June 1, and Friday, June 5. Groups of eight or more must call 314-454-3114, the museum said. It said such groups may not be allowed to attend activities on Monday and Friday and may be asked to make reservations for Wednesday, June 3, and Thursday, June 4.

From 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Monday and Friday, storytelling for children 2 to 5 years old will be in museum galleries. The museum also offers Bust a Rhyme where participants learn about ryming words and the sounds they make.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Children can drop in at any time for make-and-take craft activities.

On Tuesday, June 2, Circus Flora will make an appearance at 10:30 a.m. for a preview of its 2015 show One Summer on 2nd Street. The singer Celia will perform between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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

 

A Walk In 1875 St. Louis Exhibit Spins Off Talk, Play

St. Louis 1875The Missouri History Museum exhibit  A Walk in 1875 St. Louis will spin off several events.

Andrew Wanko, the exhibit’s curator, will speak about it at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015, in the AT& T Foundation multipurpose room of the museum.

At least once a week starting on Tuesday, June 2, a play will explore the lives of touring actors, circuses and other performers at that time. All performances will start at 2 p.m. be in the MacDermott Grand Hall. Exceptions will be 11:30 a.m. starts on June 6 and 13.

The weekly performance dates are:

• June 2, 4 and 6.

• June 9, 11, and 13.

• June 16.

• June 23 and 25.

• June 30 and July 2.

• July 7 and 9.

• July 14 and 16.

• July 23.

• July 28 and 30.

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

 

Geneology Expert To Speak At Missouri History Museum

John Colletta, a geneology expert, will explain ways people can search for their ancestors at a talk at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, in the AT&T Foundation Multipurpose room in the Missouri History Museum.

The museum says Colletta will discuss how to use original records and published materials to find out about past family members.

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

Missouri History Museum To Show Movie About Plaszow Concentration Camp

Inheritance movie 1Inheritance,” a movie about the Plaszow concentration camp in Poland, will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the Lee Auditorium of the Missouri History Museum.

The movie is the story of two women – one the daughter of the camp’s commander and the other a former enslaved prisoner – who seek closure years after World War II ends.

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

Sinatra Song Book To Perform At Twilight Tuesday Concert

Music symbolSinatra Song Book will perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in the Twlight Tuesday Concert series. The event will occur on the north lawn of  the Missouri History Museum.

The museum offers a 25-minute preconcert tour about notable people and events in African-American history in St. Louis. The tour starts at 5 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson statue. If more than 25 people want to take a tour, the museum will conduct a second one at 5:30 p.m.

Youth and family programs on the north lawn also are part of the event. Make and Take Craft Activities and Outdoor Family Games will occur from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Balloon Art and Face Paiting will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The museum says people can bring picnic, snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages (but no glass bottles), blankets, lawn chairs, tables less than 36 inches-by-36 inches and dogs on leashes.

The last concert features Honey Vox on June 2

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

Event At Missouri History Museum To Recall Battle Of San Carlos

Battle of San Carlos

Battle of San Carlos

Historians Margaret Carr and Leslie Canavan will discuss the Battle of San Carlos in 1780. The event will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2015, in the MacDermott Grand Hall of the Missouri History Museum.

The presentation will occur two days before the 235th anniversary of the battle.

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

Tish Haynes Keys To Perform At Twilight Tuesday Concert

Music symbolTish Haynes Keys will perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in the Twlight Tuesday Concert series. The event will occur on the north lawn of  the Missouri History Museum.

The museum offers a 25-minute preconcert tour about notable people and events in African-American history in St. Louis. The tour starts at 5 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson statue. If more than 25 people want to take a tour, the museum will conduct a second one at 5:30 p.m.

Youth and family programs on the north lawn also are part of the event. Make and Take Craft Activities and Outdoor Family Games will occur from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Balloon Art and Face Paiting will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The museum says people can bring picnic, snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages (but no glass bottles), blankets, lawn chairs, tables less than 36 inches-by-36 inches and dogs on leashes.

The other concerts feature:

• Sinatra Song Book on May 26

Honey Vox on June 2

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, May 23, 2015, in the McDermott Grand Hall.

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

Missouri History Museum To Host Play About Police, Black Community

Black and Blue“Black and Blue,” a play about the relationship betweel police and the black community will be at the Missouri History Museum this weekend.

It will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, and Saturday, May 23, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24, in the Lee Auditorium. Some residents of Ferguson will act in the play.

Gitana Productions of St. Louis is presenting the play.

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

 

Architectural Historian To Discuss Destroyed Notable Buildings

Michael R. Allen, an architectural historian, will discuss notable buildings that have been destroyed and other structures that have equal or greater architectural value. He will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015, in the Lee Auditorium of the Missouri History Museum.

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