In conjunction with the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s statehood, the Museum will present Art Along the Rivers: A Bicentennial Celebration, opening October 3. The exhibition explores the remarkable artwork produced and collected over a thousand years in the regions surrounding St. Louis. More information about the exhibition is available on slam.org/ArtAlongTheRivers.
The exhibition will be presented with generous support from the William T. Kemper Foundation, the Edward L. Bakewell Jr. Endowment for Special Exhibitions, and the Trio Foundation of St. Louis.
Join us online at noon on May 26, 2021 for Authors @ Your Library featuring John Brown.
St. Louis Public Library is celebrating Missouri’s Bicentennial with a discussion from one of our very own local authors, John W. Brown, author of “Missouri an Illustrated Timeline, 200 Years of Heroes and Rogues, Heartbreak and Triumph.”
This program, which is free and open to all, takes a look at the important moments in Missouri’s history that have defined us as a state. This book allows readers to see our defining moments and give us a new understanding of how it all lines up historically. Registration is required by visiting: https://slpl.bibliocommons.com/events/605b48cdb635ed4500a32e2f
DT2 • Downtown Dutchtown is hosting free Movie Nights in Marquette Park in the summer of 2021! Come for family friendly entertainment, food trucks, community activities, and more! Join us in front of the Marquette Park Field House in June and July. In August, we’ll have a Dive-In Movie at the Marquette Park Pool. Dates: Saturday June 5th, Saturday July 24th, Saturday August 28th. Events start at 7:30pm, movies begin when it’s dark. Our Movie Night events bring diverse families together at the center of our historic neighborhood to celebrate community and promote the great things happening in the Dutchtown neighborhood. The events are free to the public and paid for by sponsorships from businesses and organizations within our community.
The Missouri Pacific Historical Society and Burlington Route Historical Society, both non-profit and volunteer-run organizations, will hold a joint convention in 2021 to commemorate the 170th anniversary of the first two railroads to cross the State of Missouri – the Pacific Railroad of Missouri and the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad. The joint convention will be held October 7-10, 2021, at the historic St. Louis Union Station and will feature historical presentations, a train ride, tours, and more. While membership in one of the organizations is encouraged, the event is open to the public. More details will be posted as plans are finalized.
Historic Saint Louis is a coalition of historic homes and museums that preserve and present the rich history of the Saint Louis region, encompassing many heritages, such as French, English, African American, German. Extensive research and collaboration have enabled most sites to be tied together through specific historic figures and events, documenting degrees of separation, presenting a connected history and heritage to the visitor. On Saturday, December 1, 2018, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., twenty-six historic houses, museums, and privately-owned homes joined together to present a splendid grand holiday tour. For this one-day event, each venue was decorated with a festive flair and may offer costumed skits, music, other seasonal activities, and refreshments.
In honor of Missouri’s 200th birthday in 2021, St. Louis Genealogical Society (StLGS) is honoring the St. Louis men and women who played a part in Missouri history through its St. Louis City/County Biographies project. More than 170 biographies have already been posted and can be viewed on the St. Louis Genealogical Society website. Profiles of St. Louis ancestors from StLGS members and nonmembers alike are welcomed. Submissions will be posted on the StLGS website. The project is endorsed by Missouri 2021. To view the biographies or for more information on how to submit your St. Louis ancestor’s biography, go to St. Louis City/County Biographies on the St. Louis Genealogical Society website.