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In the Beginning

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During this season folks do a lot of reminiscing with family and friends, but no one really hikes all the way down memory lane to the origins of the new world — your photo albums just don't go back that far! To reflect upon these times long past, head to the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; www.mohistory.org or 314-746-4599). It remains open through the holidays (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. New Year's Eve and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all other days this week) and features all kinds of exhibitions of historical proportions. Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings considers these cities that were each founded by different cultures. The stories of the artifacts are told in English, French and Spanish, and accounts from Native Americans and Africans are included. And while these places were cultural strongholds for their founders, St. Louis was a melting pot for all three groups. See how our city affected history while perusing St. Louis: Cultural Crossroads, Beginnings' sister exhibit. Admission to both shows is free, and they remain up through Sunday, March 16.
Oct. 27-March 16, 2007

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