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Another Historic Milestone

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You didn't forget about Thursday, did you? Hope not, 'cause 47 people took time out of their busy schedules in 1866 to make plans for you. These forward- and backward-looking people founded the Missouri Historical Society on August 11, 1866, and today (a day early because we just couldn't wait to celebrate) you can reap the rewards of their vision at the Missouri Historical Society's 140th Anniversary at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599 or www.mohistory.org). Wait a minute — you say the society was formed before all the things Missouri is known for, like the 1904 World's Fair and the Cardinals and uh, meth labs? What was there to commemorate? Two words: Lewis & Clark. Actually, those prescient 47 wanted to save "from oblivion the early history of the city and state," a mission completed and documented in the Seeking St. Louis exhibit. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., you can tour this exhibit as well as Lindbergh and Looking Back at Looking Forward: The 1904 World's Fair Exhibition for free. Complimentary birthday cake is available from noon to 2 p.m. as well.
Thu., Aug. 10

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