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History Clubhouse is a completely interactive exhibition that enables friends and families to fully engage, explore, and interact with every object that is displayed. Through the various hands-on activities, visitors are find a new found love for learning and history. Some of the highlighted stimulation activities include; exploring buildings that are in downtown St. Louis, selling food at the historical World Fair of 1904, exploring and preparing food in Cahokia, and traveling along the Mississippi River.
Seeking St. Louis has two sections: Currents and Reflections. Each section explores a different impact of Missouri’s history. During Reflections, visitors are able to engage with displays that showcase what life was like when St. Louis as a newer city, and how it ultimately evolved. Currents, showcases how the history of the city has impacted modern day.
The 1904 World’s Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward explores the historical significance of the World’s Fair, also known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. If you’re unfamiliar with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, it as a magnificent expose that attracted approximately 200,000 visitors on the day it opened on April 30, 1904. David R. Francis, the president of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company, wanted to give the public an experience which is similar to the current day tradeshow.
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