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CARY HORTON Missouri Historical Society

Did she really wear all lavender, all the time? The answer isn't as clear-cut as you'd think. more

Apr 26, 2017 8:30 AM History


Photography courtesy of The Pat Connolly Tavern

A look back at life in St. Louis in 1942 more

Apr 20, 2017 10:01 AM History

According to organizers, the African American millionairess' May Day Parade and Festival is the nation's longest-running African-American parade. It returns to St. Louis this year on May 21. more

Apr 20, 2017 4:00 AM History

This tiny but important piece of ephemera gives historians a critically important look at how the Lemp Brewery saw itself, and how it wanted to be viewed by the public. more

Apr 12, 2017 9:39 AM History

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Photo by Chris Naffziger

Sister Patricia Hottinger, the last member of a French order that's been in St. Louis for 114 years, is moving to Chicago. But her story reminds us why more people need to devote their lives to helping people in a city that is fraught with injustice. more

Apr 5, 2017 9:32 AM History


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