St. Louis, Missouri - Missouri History Museum Package
There is something for everyone at the Missouri History Museum! Spend the day exploring the spectacular exhibitions and interactive galleries at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park.
250 in 250: A Yearlong Exhibit Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of St. Louis (February 14, 2014 - February 15, 2015)
This exhibit examines the city’s history through 50 people, 50 places, 50 moments, 50 images, and 50 objects selected not as the 50 “most important” in any of these categories, but as choices that highlight and reflect the richness, diversity, and complexity of St. Louis history.
The Louisiana Purchase: Making St. Louis, Remaking America (October 25, 2014 – April 19, 2015)
The Louisiana Purchase has been called the greatest real estate deal in history. But the story of the Louisiana Purchase is much more than a land deal. It’s a story of international intrigue and political scheming. It is a story littered with threats of war and threats of secession. A highlight of the exhibition is the Treaty of Cession (in French), better known as The Louisiana Purchase Treaty. The Treaty was first drafted in French and then translated into English, so it can be said that the French text is the “original original.”
Utopia: Revisiting a German State in America (November 22, 2014 – April 19, 2015)
For a group of 500 Germans caught up in the struggles and strife of 1830s Germany, Missouri offered the opportunity for a new beginning. This exhibit, created in Germany, explores the hopes and dreams of the Giessen Emigration Society, which sought to establish a utopian society in Missouri.
In addition there are two continuing exhibits at the Museum:
Seeking St. Louis - St. Louis is a fascinating city representing more than 200 years of dreams, ideas and efforts. Seeking St. Louis tells this engaging story. Visitors to Seeking St. Louis will explore the past and its impact upon the present and the future. Two galleries, Currents and Reflections, tell the story of the St. Louis region through state-of-the-art displays and interactive exhibitions featuring thousands of artifacts.
The 1904 World's Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward - On April 30, 1904, Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company President David R. Francis officially opened the Louisiana Purchase Exposition also known as the 1904 World's Fair with the call, "Open ye gates. Swing wide, ye portals." A magnificent spectacle greeted the opening day crowd of 200,000 a dazzling city stood on what had been a woodland park. Fair organizers had erected nearly 1,500 buildings including several grand "palaces" across 1,200 acres of a newly redesigned Forest Park.
Plus, show your Drury Hotel room key at the Louisiana Purchase Museum Shop at the Missouri History Museum for 10% off your total purchase (of $10.00 or more).
For reservations: book online and enter promotion code MOHIS or call 1-800-DRURYINN and ask for the Missouri History Museum Package.
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