The Missouri History Museum in Saint Louis is a small museum that showcases the history of the State, and is located inside Forest Park. While the present exhibits are interesting, I think the number of items are too few to be housed in such a huge building.

Thomas Jefferson. Charles Lindbergh. The Louisiana Purchase. The Cardinals. The Browns. The World’s Fair. These are few of the things inside the Missouri History Museum.

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A printing press machine, ca. 1860.

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Dred Scott portrait, ca. 1888.

Scott was a slave in St. Louis who was a national symbol of the struggle for freedom. In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court brought to an end Scott’s 10-year battle for emancipitation. The decision set the U.S. on the path to Civil War.
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Hand-crafted copper brew kettle, ca. 1840.

One of the first kettles Lemp Brewing Company used in the lager brewing process.
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You get to understand the catastrophic fire that hit St. Louis in 1849.

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A hose cart used by St. Louis volunteer firefighters to battle the 1849 fire.

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The Napoleon Death Mask.

After Napoleon sold Louisiana to the United States, he used the money to fund his European wars in a vain attempt too create a French Empire. After some initial successes, he was defeated and exiled to the island of St. Helena, where he died in 1821. A few death masks were taken of Napoleon and one was replicated and sold by his physician, Francois Antommarhi.
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Fleming Shoe-Stitching Machine.

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An 1898 carriage.

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There is a section that focused on German immigration to Missouri in the mid-19th century.

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Free admission. You can spend an hour or so inside the museum. It is also close to the St. Louis Zoo.

Address: Lindell & DeBaliviere, Saint Louis, MO 63112-0040
Phone Number: 314 746 4599

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