Category Archives: The City Museum St. Louis

The Wizard of Washington Avenue

There once was a wizard named Bob Cassilly who bought a building on Washington Avenue (1509 Washington Avenue to be exact) fashioned by a wizard of an earlier age named Theodore Link. The International Building was joined by a nine-story … Continue reading

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The Lou’s Phantasmagorical City Museum

The largest and most innovative play space in St. Louis is contained within and attached to a ten-story warehouse which had outlived its original purpose and seemed doomed, because of its cumbersome size, to be leveled for city parking. That … Continue reading

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STL Initiatives in Education and Film

St. Louis’ Urban Museum Collaborative/UMC (http://urbanmuseumcollaborative.org/)* celebrated another milestone Friday with the completion of touch kits (hands-on treasure chests) and curricula to accompany them for use by classroom teachers. These “Touch Trunks” containing artifacts relating to individuals, events and subjects … Continue reading

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