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29, August 2017

A Panoramic Preview

Over the past several years, the Missouri History Museum has helped people experience different aspects of St. Louis history like never before. A Walk in 1875 St. Louis explored one amazing year in our city’s past, Route 66 revealed local history through a road that connected our region to the nation, and #1 in Civil Rights brought to light our city’s incredible contributions to the continued struggle for equality. Our newest exhibit, Panoramas of the City, continues this tradition. Read more »

31, May 2017

Now Play Ball . . . On the Radio?

What could have captured the attention of this many St. Louisans in the early years of the Great Depression? Cardinals baseball, of course! In this photo taken for the Sievers Studio by Harold Sneckner, fans gathered outside of the Hunleth Music Company to listen to game 4 of the 1931 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Athletics. Look closely and you’ll see the radio perched on the fire escape. Something we take for granted now—listening to baseball games on the radio—was considered fairly cutting edge in the early 1930s. It was also somewhat controversial. Read more »

14, January 2016

Seven Stadiums from St. Louis's Past

On January 12, 2016, with the announcement that the St. Louis Rams would be relocating to Los Angeles, the St. Louis region began a discussion about the future of the now-teamless Edward Jones Dome. While there are many uncertainties regarding the future of the Dome, it's far from the first St. Louis stadium to see a transition. Here's a chance to test your knowledge of St. Louis's past stadiums and the teams that called them home—some are well remembered, but others might be a surprise! Read more »