Arts, Culture and History

Enjoy St. Lou Fringe

St Lou Fringe is the only performing arts festival of its kind in the Metropolitan Area. It takes place August 19-25, 2016, but is designed to have a lasting impact on the St. Louis community. One that reverberates through the streets of this city and in the hearts of artists and audiences for much longer than the set festival dates. …

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Missouri Museum Madness: History

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana To honor the past, we store parts of history to be remembered and treasured in great museums across Missouri. These relics showcase the history of our state and display what is truly to be remembered and valued. There are many history museums where the Show-Me …

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Missouri Museum Madness: Art

Why do people love art? Art makes you think. Art makes you feel. Art is a universal language. Fortunately you don’t have to limit your love for art to one style or period. You can equally love the abstract paint splatters of Jackson Pollock as much as the intricate glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly. There is no one-size-fits-all definition of …

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Missouri’s Rich History of Winemaking

Winemaking has deep roots in Missouri, if you’ll forgive the pun. Learn more about the rich and robust history of wine in the “Show Me” State. 1837 German settlers established the town of Hermann on the banks of the Missouri River. Although too rocky for many crops, the ground around Hermann was well-suited for growing wine grapes. A decade later, …

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Missouri Museum Madness: Quirky

What do you look for in a vacation? If you’re a fan of the quirky, strange, off-beat, peculiar and odd, make sure you visit one, or more, of these Missouri museums – you won’t be disappointed! On display at Leila’s Hair Museum in Independence are thousands of pieces of jewelry, buttons, wreaths, pictures, bookmarks and other artistic creations, all made …

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Soak in History and Culture in St. Charles

The simple definition of museum is a building in which interesting and valuable things (such as paintings and sculptures or scientific and historical objects) are collected and shown to the public. I did say that was the “simple definition.” Museums come in all shapes and sizes, with different collections and focus, but one thing is common, they are a place …

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Missouri Museum Madness: Sports

Spotlighting everything from professional baseball to archery, sports museums in the Show-Me State offer a variety of experiences for guests to enjoy. Your sports-themed adventure might include a ride in a NASCAR simulator or taking a chance on making the game-winning basket. So where can you get your sports fix in Missouri? Read on to learn more. College Basketball Experience, Kansas …

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Missouri Museum Madness: Military

Winter in the Show-Me State is a great time to embrace your inner geek and hit the museum circuit. My love of history and our nation’s military is well-established and I’m really lucky to live in Missouri, where I can indulge my curiosity and fascination in every corner of the state. Closest to home for me is the Museum of …

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Appreciate the Past at One of St. Joseph’s Museums

There are many iconic, American stories, but few have attracted world-wide fascination like the Pony Express and the outlaw Jesse James.   And while guests to our area typically come specifically to see the two museums dedicated to those stories, most are surprised by all of the other opportunities here in St. Joseph! I had a friend from the East Coast …

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Enjoy the Show Underneath the Stars

Every introductory theatre class teaches you about the ancient outdoor theaters of Greece and Rome. What they may not teach you is that the oldest and largest outdoor theater in America made its home in St. Louis, Missouri. For nearly a century, the St. Louis Municipal Opera (better known as the Muny) has offered professionally-mounted Broadway musicals set on a …

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