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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM EVENTS & BOOK SIGNINGS

EVENTS

1. All-Star Memorabilia on display June 20-August 3. Visit us to see
All-Star memorabilia on loan courtesy of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum!

This display is FREE and features items from all four previous All-Star games played in St. Louis including:

* Pair of cleats worn by Terry Moore, ca. 1940
* 1948 Enos Slaughter home jersey
* All-Star plaque presented to Red Shoendiest
* A special section featuring Stan Musial

And so much more!

2. Commemorate Juneteenth with Afriky Lolo Dance! Afriky Lolo Dance performance featuring Diadie Bathily.

Sunday, June 14
2:00 PM
FREE

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and celebrates African American achievement through education. Katherine Dunham's teachings and influence have become an integral part of dance expression. Her movements developed from African Dance show the cultural heritage and mark passages through life's transitions. Therefore it is fitting that we observe Juneteenth with a performance by choreographer Diadie Bathily and his dance troupe, Afriky Lolo, as they demonstrate the beauty of West African Dance.

BOOK SIGNINGS & LECTURES

3. Morsels of Mischief
Sunday, June 7
2:00pm

Authors Tom and Chris McClarren have compiled Tom's true experiences growing up in an orphanage into a candid, witty memoir.

4. Discover St. Louis' Irish History!
The Campbell Quest: A Saga of Family and Fortune
Book signing and lecture

Saturday, June 13
2:00 pm
FREE

Join the author, Patrick Campbell MacCulloch, for a discussion of his new book, published by the Missouri History Museum. MacCulloch unearthed more than 200 family letters and diaries from archives in America and Europe in a quest to discover his families' ties to Irish immigrant Robert Campbell, who amassed a fortune as a fur trapper and trader in St. Louis in the 19th century. Get insight into the true story of the wealth that caused a close and loving Irish family to descend into discord and personal violence.

5. Houses of Missouri, 1870-1940
Tuesday, June 23
7:00pm

Cydney Millstein and Carol Grove bring to life the fortunes and aspirations of their wealthy house-owners in this book containing nearly 300 archival photos, drawings and original floor plans.

6. Black Magic: Religion and the African-American Conjuring Tradition
Sunday, June 28
2:00pm

Dr. Yvonne P. Chireau focuses on the relationship between Conjure and Christianity and shows how the seemingly contradictory traditions work together.

Missouri History Museum
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
(314) 746-4599
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11940, St. Louis, MO 63112

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