Civil War in Missouri
The Civil War in Missouri is a joint effort of the Missouri Humanities Council and the Missouri History Museum to provide a special traveling exhibit for communities across Missouri from 2012 to 2015. Developed by the Missouri History Museum, this traveling exhibit is a smaller, portable version of their major civil war exhibition by the same name. The Civil War in Missouri will be making sixteen stops across the state over its three-year tour.
American history has always been about freedom: who has it, who doesn’t, how much there should be and how to get it. From its founding in 1764, St. Louis has been home to African Americans. Until 1865, most were enslaved. The Dred Scott Exhibit tells the story of St. Louis enslaved blacks and their quests for freedom. The roads they took varied, but the goal of the journey remained the same: to share America’s promise of liberty and justice for all. These images of documents, photographs, and objects from the collection of the Missouri Historical Society provide ways of tracing the pursuit of freedom in nineteenth-century St. Louis.
Homeland: The Sac and Fox Heritage in Missouri
This exhibit, available upon request, was developed by Sac and Fox tribal officers in three states and beautifully designed by Greg Olson, the Exhibits Specialist at the Missouri State Archives. Conveying one Sac and Fox legend that explains their sacred relationship to all creation, the gently curved 10-foot long panel packs and ships easily in two cases.
This touring art exhibit brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide. Available upon request, the project promotes understanding our nation’s history and character through its art. The exhibit consists of 40 high-quality reproduction images. To learn more about Picturing America, please visit the national website.