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Description of Pictures: Seeking St. Louis: Currents and Reflections
Exhibit Dates: Continuing Exhibit
Delve into the history of the Gateway City from its founding through the new millennium with the twin galleries that make up Seeking St. Louis.
In Currents, trace the lives of the fur traders and explorers, immigrants and factory workers, soldiers and citizens who played a role in St. Louis’s development. Spanning nearly 200 years, this interactive gallery takes visitors on a journey from early settlement through the Civil War and its aftermath. Experience the city’s disasters and triumphs, from terrible fires and a cholera outbreak to the end of slavery and the growth of local businesses.
In Reflections, witness the cultural and technological changes that reshaped St. Louis into a complex metropolitan region. Check out sports memorabilia from the Cardinals, Blues, Rams, and Browns, then play a game of washers while learning about neighborhood parks. Celebrate the music of legends with a local connection, such as Scott Joplin and Chuck Berry, and read the work of St. Louis writers, including T. S. Eliot and Kate Chopin. Take a walk through local history in the 20th century, from human rights struggles and major wars to the construction of the Gateway Arch.
Organized by the Missouri History Museum. Admission to the Missouri History Museum and this signature exhibit is free.
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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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2008 photos: Equipment this year: I was using three cameras -- the Fuji S9000 and the Canon Rebel Xti from last year, and a new camera, the Fuji S100fs. The first two cameras had their pluses and minuses and I really didn't have a single camera that I thought I could use for just about everything. But I loved the S100fs and used it almost exclusively this year.
Trips this year: (1) Civil War Preservation Trust annual conference in Springfield, Missouri , (2) a week in New York, (3) a week in San Diego for the Comic-Con, (4) a driving trip to St. Louis, and (5) a visit to dad and Dixie's in Asheville, North Carolina.
Ego strokes: A picture I'd taken last year during a Friends of the Homeless event was published in USA Today with a photo credit and everything! I became a volunteer photographer with the AFI/Silver theater.
Number of photos taken this year: 330,000.