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Description of Pictures: Muny Memories: 100 Seasons Onstage
Exhibit Dates: June 9, 2018 - June 2, 2019
The Muny’s longtime slogan—Alone in Its Greatness—is perhaps the best way to describe the nation’s largest and oldest continually operating outdoor theatre, which celebrates its centennial season in 2018.
Muny Memories: 100 Seasons Onstage shines a spotlight on this St. Louis summer staple. In it you’ll find out how the theatre was formed, see highlights from seasons past, and peek backstage to discover how that famous Muny magic works. You’ll hear the recollections of stars and staff alike, and have a chance to leave your own Muny memory. You’ll also get to explore 99 seasons’ worth of Muny programs, vote on your favorite stage star, and even learn a dance step or two.
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MHMMUN_180918_022.JPG: The Wizard of Oz
How many shows have premiered at the Muny?
MHMMUN_180918_048.JPG: Well Hello, Dolly
Who is Painter Mouse?
MHMMUN_180918_060.JPG: Red jacket from The Merry Widow, 1968
Lamppost from Singin' in the Rain, 2005 and Mary Poppins, 2013
MHMMUN_180918_071.JPG: Gretl's sailor dress from The Sound of Music, 1982, 1993
Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of Oz, 2016
Pink-and-green gown from 42nd Street, 2004
MHMMUN_180918_077.JPG: One of Ursula's tentacles from The Little Mermaid, 2017
MHMMUN_180918_086.JPG: Collapsing bed from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 2006 and 2011
MHMMUN_180918_097.JPG: Trombone from The Music Man, 2016
MHMMUN_180918_101.JPG: Tin Man costume from The Wizard of Oz, 2016
Miss Gulch's bicycle from The Wizard of Oz, 2001, 2006, and 2016
"I'd turn back if I were You" sign from The Wizard of Oz, 2001, 2006, and 2016
Felt hat from Jitterbug scene in The Wizard of Oz, ca 2001
MHMMUN_180918_105.JPG: Tin Man costume from The Wizard of Oz, 2016
MHMMUN_180918_108.JPG: Felt hat from Jitterbug scene in The Wizard of Oz, ca 2001
MHMMUN_180918_113.JPG: Stuffed teddy bear from Gypsy, 2006
Children's baton from Gypsy, 2006
MHMMUN_180918_119.JPG: Hairspray can from Hairspray, 2015
MHMMUN_180918_124.JPG: Town Hall sign from Young Frankenstein, 2016
MHMMUN_180918_128.JPG: Pile of foam "papes' from Newsies, 2017
MHMMUN_180918_131.JPG: Tap boots from Newsies, 2017
MHMMUN_180918_134.JPG: Tevye's milk wagon with milk tins from Fiddler on the Roof, 2016, and repurposed as newspaper cart in Newsies, 2017
MHMMUN_180918_142.JPG: Pickax from The UnSinkable Molly Brown, 2017, but likely built mid-1990s
MHMMUN_180918_144.JPG: Cake from The Little Mermaid, 2017
MHMMUN_180918_151.JPG: Black umbrella from Mary Poppins, 2013
Carpetbag from Mary Poppins, 2013
MHMMUN_180918_154.JPG: Carriage from Cinderella, 1995 and 2003
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Wikipedia Description: Missouri History Museum
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The Missouri History Museum is located in St. Louis, Missouri in Forest Park. The museum is operated by the Missouri Historical Society and was founded in 1866.
The Jefferson Memorial Building, built in 1913 with profits from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, is the current home of the museum.
In 2000, the Emerson Center, a significant building addition was completed, boosting attendance and exhibition capacity. The Emerson Center, featuring a ground-to-roof southern glass facade, was designed by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, and included substantially more exhibition space, as well as an auditorium, classrooms, a restaurant and gift shop. The Emerson Center was selected by the American Institute of Architects's Committee on the Environment as an example of architectural design that protects and enhances the environment. It is an example of a green museum.
Collections and Exhibits:
The museum permanent collection includes both national artifacts, as well as Missouri and St. Louis related materials, such as local colonial and native artifacts, Louisiana Purchase Exhibition artifacts, and items relating to Charles Lindbergh and his trans-Atlantic flight in the "Spirit of St. Louis". A replica of the "Spirit of St. Louis" can be found in the museum. A large amount of artifacts from the Lewis and Clark Expedition are also housed in the permanent collection, as St. Louis was the starting point for that venture.
Recent travelling exhibits and events have included items related to the Fox Theatre's restoration and renovation, the Road to Freedom tour (celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act), and, prominently, the Lewis and Clark National Bicentennial Exhibition.
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