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Missouri History Museum Special Exhibits

Tuesday, December 17, 2019  
Posted by: Lisa Richter
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Admission to the Missouri History Museum and both special exhibits is free.


EXHIBIT DATES: 11/23/2019 - 04/18/2021

Mighty Mississippi puts the grandeur of North America’s greatest river in context with the cultures that have grown and thrived around it, from the largest and most influential American Indian centers of the Mississippian cultural period; to the vast European and Indian fur trade networks that forever changed the continent; to the revolutionary steamboats, factories, and immigration of the Industrial Age. Discover the regional heritage of the Middle Mississippi watershed as revealed through a diverse range of stories and artifacts that stem from the Mother of Rivers and its tributaries. Through this mix of historic objects, images, and media, Mighty Mississippi also sheds light on how sustaining surrounding communities has long depended on wisely caring for the river environment and its resources.

Organized by the Missouri History Museum.


EXHIBIT DATES: 08/03/2019 - 01/20/2020

In Focus: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photographs.

With the click of a button, photographers record the defining moments of our world and our time. The ugliness of war. The pain of poverty. The ecstasy of victory. The triumph of redemption.

This traveling exhibit features the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize–winning photographs ever assembled. The images represent every Pulitzer Prize photography winner since 1942, when the award was first presented. Since 1968 two prizes—one for breaking-news photography and one for feature photography—have been awarded each year.

For more than a century, the Pulitzer Prizes have honored excellence in journalism, literature, music, and drama. The awards were named for 19th-century newspaper editor and publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who made a major impact in St. Louis and established the prizes in his will.

WARNING: Some material in this exhibit may be too intense for young children.

This exhibit was developed by the Newseum, a museum in Washington, DC, dedicated to free expression and the freedoms of the First Amendment.

The Pulitzer Prize Photographs exhibit at the Missouri History Museum has been named an official Midwest Travel Treasure by AAA Midwest Traveler.

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