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Missouri History Museum Black History Month Program Series

There are a variety of events to choose from throughout the month. Some can also be followed virtually.

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri History Museum‘s Black History Month program series begins Thursday, and there are several events to choose from throughout the month.

Most events are held in person, but some can also be attended virtually. Click the links in the descriptions below for more event information, including time and if there are capacity limits.

Thursday, February 17: The Legacy of Homer G Philips Hospital
You’ll learn about the hospital and hear from a panel of contemporary black doctors about their experience in the profession today. Click here to find out more.

Friday, February 18 – Saturday, February 19: K-12 History Exploration Days “Protests and Progress: St. Louis Neighborhoods”
This event will examine how neighborhoods in St. Louis have changed over the years. It will include a photo collection of the historic black neighborhood of Mill Creek Valley, which was demolished in the mid-20th century, and walk-in interactive stations.
Click here to find out more.

Friday, February 18: Tales at the Museum (2-11 years old) “Community Events and Tales”
This storytelling event will teach children “about community, protest, and neighborhoods in St. Louis through children’s books.” There is also a special storytelling session on Zoom.
Click here for more details.

Thursday, February 24: Race, Violence and Justice: The Mink Slide Salon
St. Louis filmmaker Owen K. Woodard will show an excerpt from his film “The Mink Slide” and Dr. Geoff Ward of the University of Washington will speak about “racial violence in American history, its connection to the Missouri’s history and how reconciliation and healing can begin.”
Click here for more details.

Friday, March 4: 2022 St. Louis Regional STEAMaster Competition
Find out who the next STEAMaster of St. Louis is. This competition takes a new approach to science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education. Students will show their knowledge through rap or poetry.
Click here for more details.

For a full list of events and details, click here.