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Tuesday, February 11 2020

The St. Joseph Museums, Inc. has opened its newest traveling exhibit BOOM! The Rise & Fall of Black Business Districts in the East Hills Mall.

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Monday, February 10 2020

Programs on the Siberian Expedition, a film screening of a French dramedy on life in Post-WWI France, and race relations among soldiers fighting in Vietnam highlight February events at the National WWI Museum and Memorial.

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Monday, February 10 2020

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site and the Missouri Humanities Council are co-hosting the Show Me: Missouri Speaker's Bureau event, "Buffalo Soldiers: From Slave to Soldier," at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25. at the historic site visitor center.

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Sunday, February 09 2020

The Mid-America Arts Alliance will present Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories on March 6 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at 2018 Baltimore during the monthly First Friday celebration in the Crossroads Art District in Kansas City. 

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Thursday, February 06 2020

Two posters featuring incredible photographs of the hundreds of thousands of fans celebrating the rally culminating the 2020 Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl title are now available with the proceeds benefitting America's official WWI Museum and Memorial.

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Thursday, January 30 2020

The exhibit will feature approximately 55 photographs Parks took of Ali while on assignment for Life magazine. In conjunction with the exhibition, the museum has recently acquired approximately 13 works, including selections from the American Champion portfolio, which will be on view.
 

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Thursday, January 30 2020

The Missouri Humanities Council grant will allow the museum to provide transportation for area classes to visit the Black Archives Museum on field trips and to provide educational materials for area elementary libraries.

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Monday, January 27 2020

The Old Capitol (or “old brick Capitol“) was constructed in 1815 as a temporary meeting space for Congress after the British burned the U.S. Capitol in 1814. During the Civil War, the Old Capitol was repurposed as a prison for Confederate prisoners of war, spies, blockade runners, and Union army officials convicted of insubordination.

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Sunday, January 26 2020

The quarter plate daguerreotype, believed to be the earliest known image of African American slaves with cotton, was likely taken some time during the 1850s and is believed to depict the rural Greene County, Georgia plantation of Samuel T. Gentry.

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Sunday, January 26 2020

A pair of pictographs that traveled a circuitous route have found their way back home to the Saint Joseph Museums and will be on view to the public in January. The pictographs were part of a group of 17 works lent by the Saint Joseph Museums to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for an exhibition in 1961. The works were returned in 1962, but the two pictographs remained in the care of the Nelson-Atkins until recently.

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