Tag Archives: History

Mardi Gras 2017 Celebrations in the Show-Me State

The name is French, the origins Roman, the slogan Cajun and the color scheme Russian. What else would you expect from a wild and crazy event like Mardi Gras? New Orleans and Mardi Gras may seem to be synonymous, but if you feel the urge to celebrate the season, the Show-Me State is a great place to laissez les bons …

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What To Do Before and After a Blues Game

You’re coming to Missouri and hope to catch the blues.   The St. Louis Blues, that is. Tickets for the game are in hand and you’re excited for the puck drop, but aren’t sure how to spend your free time in the hours leading up to the game. And more importantly, you’re not sure what you’ll do after. Fret not. …

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Wine Barrels: A Long History and a Bright Future

Barrels are probably one of the first things that come to mind when you think about wine. They have become an archetypal symbol of wine over the years, but their use started accidentally. For thousands of years, wine was transported in clay amphora. These vessels worked fine when transporting wine for the most part. They could be airtight if sealed …

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Historic Saint Charles: Magical Christmas Traditions

When the air turns crisp and the leaves start to turn, Main Street Saint Charles transforms from a bustling shopping district to a holiday wonderland. From the twinkling lights to the fresh pine roping and wreaths to the thousands of handmade red bows, the stage is set for one of the most engaging holiday traditions in the mid-west. The stage …

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Discover Historic Missouri Wine Country in St. Charles County

A Wine Country Getaway is Closer Than You Think! Go Glamping! Klondike Park in Augusta has 250 acres of scenic property. Once the site of an old silica sand quarry, the area has been preserved and turned into beautiful parkland with unique lookout bluffs that provide picturesque views of the Missouri River Valley, as well as the historic Katy Trail. …

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A New Attraction to Visit While Celebrating Oktoberfest in Hermann

Visitors to Oktoberfest in Hermann during the first four weekends in October will have a new site to visit, the 200-acre Hermann Farm and Museum on the east side of town. The farm, which opened in spring, offers a trip back in time to see how the first German immigrants lived and farmed after arriving in 1837 in the hilly …

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Everyone Should Come to Missouri for Old Settlers Days

Old Settlers Day 2016 in Waynesville, Missouri, is shaping up to be the most exciting family friendly festival in Central Missouri. The 36-year-old event is returning to its roots; activities are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, allowing festivalgoers to immerse themselves in a weekend of living history. One of the most anticipated additions to the schedule of …

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National Churchill Museum: Something for All Ages This Summer

So summer is here and you want to find outings of interest to family members of various ages. One excellent spot is the National Churchill Museum in Fulton (located 90 minutes from St. Louis, just 10 minutes off I-70). Here, Winston Churchill made the “Iron Curtain” speech that many see as the start of the Cold War between the United …

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Summer Road Trips: All Things Harry S. Truman

If this presidential election has you confounded by candidates and dumbfounded by debates, make the logical choice by picking Harry Truman in 2016. Okay. You’re right. Truman isn’t going to appear on official ballots anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show him your support by visiting his home state in 2016. Around Missouri, several museums, historic homes and …

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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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