Sunday, August 1, 2021

Missouri History Museum to Mark St Louis Anniversary with “250 in 250”

 

 

 

Night view of Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis. Photograph by Ralph D'Oench, 1966. The iconic shape and gleaming metal of Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch draws millions to the riverside slope of St. Louis. This is the same place where French pioneers founded a fur-trading settlement, where Lewis and Clark brought back wonders from the American West, and where thousands seeking new life set out for the frontier. The Gateway Arch is one of 50 places featured in the Missouri History Museum's 250 in 250 exhibition.
Night view of Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis. Photograph by Ralph D’Oench, 1966. The iconic shape and gleaming metal of Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch draws millions to the riverside slope of St. Louis. This is the same place where French pioneers founded a fur-trading settlement, where Lewis and Clark brought back wonders from the American West, and where thousands seeking new life set out for the frontier. The Gateway Arch is one of 50 places featured in the Missouri History Museum’s 250 in 250 exhibition.

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Frankie Muse Freeman. Photograph by unknown, ca. 1967. As legal counsel to the NAACP, Frankie Freeman was the lead attorney in the 1954 landmark case of Davis et. al v. St. Louis Housing Authority, which ended legal racial discrimination in St. Louis public housing. She was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson as a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and was subsequently reappointed by the next three presidents. Freeman is one of 50 people featured in the Missouri History Museum's 250 in 250 exhibition.
Frankie Muse Freeman. Photograph by unknown, ca. 1967. As legal counsel to the NAACP, Frankie Freeman was the lead attorney in the 1954 landmark case of Davis et. al v. St. Louis Housing Authority, which ended legal racial discrimination in St. Louis public housing. She was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson as a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and was subsequently reappointed by the next three presidents. Freeman is one of 50 people featured in the Missouri History Museum’s 250 in 250 exhibition.

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J.D. Perry Lewis built this battery-powered horseless vehicle, the first in St. Louis. Photograph, ca. 1893. His story is just one of the 50 Moments featured in the 250 in 250 exhibit.
J.D. Perry Lewis built this battery-powered horseless vehicle, the first in St. Louis. Photograph, ca. 1893. His story is just one of the 50 Moments featured in the 250 in 250 exhibit.

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Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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