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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.

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.

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. 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.

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 4, 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.

Free Admission To Botanical Garden For Residents Wednesday And Saturday Mornings

Missouri Botanical Garden

If you’re a resident of St. Louis City or St. Louis County, you can get into the Missouri Botanical Garden for free if you get there early enough on Wednesday or Saturday.

Residents of St. Louis and St. Louis County get free admission to the Garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

You have to get there before noon. The deal is off if there is an event with a special admission fee. Garden hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation’s oldest botanical garden in continuous operation. It is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display.

 The Garden encompasses 79 acres of horticultural displays offering something for everyone including Chinese GardenEnglish Woodland Garden,Ottoman Garden and Victorian District.

The  Climatron conservatory houses a vibrant tropical rainforest, while the adjoining Temperate House is home to a multitude of Mediterranean species. The Japanese Garden covers 14 acres, making it one of the largest Japanese strolling gardens in North America.

The Garden is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed on Christmas day). Numerous tour options are available for adults, students, families and children.  

Narrated tram tours are available from April through October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays departing every hour on the hour and 9:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. weekends departing every 40 minutes. Tickets are $4 for adults and children over the age of two. Children two and under are free when seated on a lap.

The Missouri Botanical Garden features flower shows, live music and special events throughout the year.  Check out the Garden’s online event calendar to see what’s coming up.