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Every year we end the year with a trip to the Missouri History Museum. Well, this has been a disappointing year with many events cancelled. And now, even our trip to the museum has to be modified - but we can still go. To go to the museum, you MUST register with the museum. It is still free, but you HAVE to sign up. Seventy five people can sign up for each time, so we should all be able to go to the museum at the same time. Go here to make your reservation: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/missouri-history-museum-tickets-registration-127178170331 Click the orange 'Select a Date' button. Search for Dec 12 (scroll down). Go to 10:00am, and click the orange Register button. Click the number going. Click Register. Fill out the information (name, address, you agree to wear a mask, etc) Click Register. You must wear a mask. When registering, you will get tickets emailed to you. You must get to the museum within 30 minutes of your start time. I think we will have to show our tickets. Exhibits include: Beyond the Ballot: St Louis and Suffrage "Through an engaging mix of artifacts, images, media, and interactives, Beyond the Ballot explores women’s unique roles in St. Louis history. One major element of the exhibit traces the long history of the fight for woman’s suffrage in St. Louis and the events leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920." https://mohistory.org/exhibits/beyond-the-ballot What's In A Name? "As St. Louis evolved from a trading post into a city, its changing nicknames illustrated its quest for a defined civic identity and place in the wider world. From Pain Court to Rome of the West to Little Bosnia, explore how St. Louis’s nicknames reflect the city’s past and present—and consider how they might shape its future." https://mohistory.org/exhibits/whats-in-a-name Mighty Mississippi (which we saw last December, but it is still up if you didn't go last year or want to re-visit) "Discover the regional heritage of the Middle Mississippi watershed as revealed through a diverse range of stories and artifacts that stem from the Mother of Rivers and its tributaries. Through this mix of historic objects, images, and media, Mighty Mississippi also sheds light on how sustaining surrounding communities has long depended on wisely caring for the river environment and its resources."
Wow! What an adventure. Last Christmas I told my husband I wanted to get out and do things other than attend kids' sporting events. We both like history, so I thought I'd find a history group in meetup. And there are several, but none that did exactly what I wanted. So, I started this meetup. At the time I thought that if we found one or two others in the St. Louis area who liked going to historical places, that would be great. Well, we now have 787 members of this meetup! But of those, how many have attended the events? Well, here are some statistics for the year: Number of events we've gone to (not counting lunches): 22 Total number of people who attended at least one event: 177 Who has been to the most events (not counting me): Nancy Event with the most participants: Bellefontaine Cemetery tour Event with the fewest participants: The first one - trip to the History museum (scheduled 4 days after the meetup was created!). What did we see? Historical Homes: Scott Joplin House, Frank Lloyd Wright house, Cupples Home, Sappington Home, Peterstown House, Busch Family home and grounds, and the Jarrot mansion. Walking tours: Walking Colonial St. Louis, Forest Park Then & Now tour, Architectural tour East, Town of Grafton tour, Bellefontaine Cemetery tour, and Walking tour of Soulard. Museums: History museum (twice - Walking 1875 St. Louis / Capturing the City & Route 66), Carondelet Historical Society museum, and McDonnel Douglas Prologue Room 3 churches: Shrine of St. Joseph, Holy Family Log Church, and Old Bonhomme Presbyterian Church. Building: Fox Theatre tour Museum/Interpretive: Lewis & Clark Discovery Days So, if you've read this far, I'm interested in knowing which event was your favorite and why. Post below.