Missouri History Museum

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I went to A Walk in 1875 St. louis today. It's based ont he COmpton and Dry Pictorial St. Louis book. A must see!

http://www.mohistory.org/node/10140

Pictorial St. Louis composite
http://www.bigben.id.au/files/zoomify/st_louis_dry_img/
Since a spammer bumped this post early this morning, I'll give a plug to the current exhibits on Route 66 and Toys of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Very good exhibits. They have a bunch of the toys out that you can play with.
^ not the only one liking it... record (modern) attendance last year!

History Museum attendance tops half million mark
http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news ... -mark.html

City Museum also announced they had record attendance but I'm not sure what the figure was.
^ I really enjoy the more local and regional exhibits, as mentioned in the biz journal. Not only do the traveling exhibits cost more, but in my opinion they usually don't live up to the hype. The last one I went to was "Vatican Splendors" and it blew.
Yeah, I never could figure out what the Vatican's art collection has to do with Missouri history.
Very nice museum with great faculties. Nicely adapted to be handicap friendly... Thanks for that!
I'm not really into museums but i want to give it it a try since it has only positive reviews. This is gonna be interesting experience!
Ralis1981 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:34 am
I'm not really into museums but i want to give it it a try since it has only positive reviews. This is gonna be interesting experience!
Two positive reviews where? It's a decent museum. It's aimed a little at a younger audience, but there's neat stuff there for all ages, and there's quite a lot about political history that younger kids simply won't have the background to really understand yet. Out of which you or I would get more than my four year old nephew or even my teenage niece.They even have a few pieces from the Lindbergh collection out right now for a special exhibit. (Most of the Lindbergh trophies and memorabilia and such have been in storage for a while, though they were on permanent display for decades. Most of it still in storage, but there's a few pieces out.) Honestly, the best part of the museum might be the archives. If you really want to dig into local history.

Anyway, I hope you have a good time. I am certainly happy to give it a good review. I always enjoy it. Not all exhibits are equal, but some are quite informative. Right now they've got a panorama exhibit that's interesting and a civil rights exhibit that ought to be good, but I haven't seen it yet.