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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, March 28, 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.

Free: Third Friday At Third Degree Glass Is ‘Kids Night Out’ This Month

Third Degree Glass Factory's Third FridayThis month’s Third Friday event at Third Degree Glass Factory takes on a youthful air with its theme “Kids Night Out.” The fun begins at 6 p.m. and rolls on to 10 p.m.

Admission is free. There is a charge for food and some hands-on activities.

At the event you can  listen to live music,  discover local artists, try your hand at making glass art, watch glassblowing & beadmaking demonstrations, sign up for a guided glass activity, check out new exhibits in the East Gallery, and shop for glass art created by Third Degree glass artists.

Activity slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Completed glass art projects will be available for pick up the following Wednesday.
Among the sessions you can choose:

  • Fused bugs. $25, any age.
  • Paperweight $35, age 10 and up. 1-on-1 sessions limited.
  • Glass beads $35, age 10 and up. 30-min private sessions are limited.
  • Glass tile $25, any age.
  • Fused glass pendant or earrings $25 or the set for $35. Night Light $35, any age.
 Special activities just for the kids this month include:
  • Signature cocktail for purchase: Shirley Temple/Roy Rogers (for the grown-ups: add vodka)
  • Every kid’s favorite food: pizza! (for purchase from Pi Pizzeria)
  • East Gallery presents the drawings and paintings of children and wildlife by artist Sandy Brooks.
  • Creativity Central with Artmart–draw anything you want, and the glassblowers might select your drawing to transform into a glass sculpture!
  • Fun take-home projects from Artscope
  • Hooping Demo by the St. Louis Hoop Club at 6 p.m.with a chance to learn to hoop afterward!
  • Celia, a one-woman show; a rockin’, stompin’, hollerin’ good time at 7 p.m.!
  • Live music by the The Bottlesnakes at 8 p.m.
  • Fire spinning by St. Louis Fire Technicians at 8 p.m.

The gallery closes from  4 to 6 p.m. for setup for Third Friday; doors reopen at 6 p.m. for the party.

Third Degree Glass Factory is at 5200 Delmar, St. Louis

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, March 21, 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. Saturday, March 14, 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.

World Bird Sanctuary Offers Free ‘Keeper Talks’ Saturday, Sunday

Keeper Talks at World Bird Sanctuary

Learn more about birds like where they come from and what they eat at a Keeper Talk at the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park this weekend. The keepers give the “talk” each Saturday and Sunday as they do the morning feedings.

Keeper talks and parking are FREE as is admission to the World Bird Sanctuary. Meet at 9 a.m. opposite the wildlife hospital.

The Sanctuary is near the intersection of Interstate 44 and Route 141 in Valley Park just west of St. Louis. It’s open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m; closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission and parking are free.

The attraction features live displays of bald eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, vultures, parrots and reptiles and free seasonal shows, nature trails, educational programs and picnic pavilions.

 

 

Missouri History Museum To Present ‘An American Tail’

An American TailThe Missouri History Museum will present the animated movie “An American Tail” at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, in the AT&T Foundation Multipurpose room.

The movie is about a young Russian mouse who becomes separated from his family while immigrating to the United States and his efforts to reunite with them.

The movie is related to two current exhibits at the museum about immigrants —— Utopia and the The Missouri Immigrant Experience.

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

 

Play At Missouri History Museum Recalls Story of Free Black Woman After Louisiana Purchase

EstherEsther, a free black woman, found her world changed enormously because of the Louisiana Purchase.

Linda Kennedy stars in a play about her life at the Missouri History Musuem at 2 p.m. Saturdays through the end of February. The performance will be in the MacDermott Grand Hall of the Museum. The next performance is Feb. 28, 2015.

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

Play At Missouri History Museum Recalls Story of Free Black Woman After Louisiana Purchase

EstherEsther, a free black woman, found her world changed enormously because of the Louisiana Purchase.

Linda Kennedy stars in a play about her life at the Missouri History Musuem at 2 p.m. Saturdays through the end of February. The performance will be in the MacDermott Grand Hall of the Museum. The next performance is Feb. 21, 2015.

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

Missouri History Museum To Mark End Of St. Louis’s 250-Year Anniversary

Closing celebrationWithin a few days St. Louis will turn 251 and its celebration of the first 250 years will be over.

The Missouri History Museum will hold events Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14, 2015, and Feb. 15, 2015, to mark the end of its year-long exhibition exploring the 250 years. The events will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the museum.

Events that will start at 10 a.m. both days are:

• A scavanger hunt in the 250 in 250 exhibit. Participants can register to win a package of 250 in 250 souvenire mechandise.

• Make and Takes, an opportunity for children to make birthday cake collages and birthday crowns.

• The making of a Lego cake with Bricks 4 Kidz.

• The spinning of the Sprout and About prize wheel.

• The continuous showing of the “Portrait of St. Louis at 250 Years” film.

• Face painting by Impish Grin Face Art.

Two events will start at 1 p.m. both days –– The GoodEye Photo Booth and cupcake decorating.

Events only on Saturday are:

• Music by Mark-O-Polo at 10:30 a.m.

• A showing of the movie “Shrek” at 12:30 p.m.

• A performance of “Esther,” a play about a free black woman trying to cope with changes the came with the Louisana Purchase, at 2 p.m.

Events only on Sunday are:

• Poetry in Motion movement workshops with folk artist Mama Lisa, starting at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

• Music by Celia at 11:30 a.m.

• An opportunity to see and touch animal biofacts starting at noon.

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

 

Play At Missouri History Museum Recalls Story of Free Black Woman After Louisiana Purchase

EstherEsther, a free black woman, found her world changed enormously because of the Louisiana Purchase.

Linda Kennedy stars in a play about her life at the Missouri History Musuem at 2 p.m. Saturdays through the end of February. The performance will be in the MacDermott Grand Hall of the Museum. The next performance is Feb. 14, 2015.

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