Visitors can "picture themselves" as part of history at Missouri History Museum.
Families can become part of local history through “Picture Yourself in St. Louis History,” a fun new campaign that gives visitors an opportunity to take “selfies” in whimsical cartoon frames at 19 historic sites throughout St. Louis.
The new campaign highlights “A Walk in 1875 St. Louis,” a Missouri History Museum exhibit that uses maps, photographs and first-hand accounts to transport guests to 1875 St. Louis. The landmarks participating in “Picture Yourself in St. Louis” each represents an important part of life in 1875. Visitors are invited to stop by, explore the landmark and take a photo of themselves using the frame provided. The frames also feature Louis, the 1875 Gent who serves as the mascot for “A Walk in 1875 St. Louis.” The program is being offered now through Feb. 14, 2016.
Photos may be shared on Instagram using the hashtag #PictureyourselfSTL or by tagging @missourihistorymuseum. Photos may also be e-mailed to [email protected]. Photos will be randomly chosen throughout the six-month program for prizes, including attraction tickets and hotel stays. One grand prize winner will receive a family portrait sitting for a tintype photo.
“Picture Yourself in St. Louis History” frames can be found at the following local historical landmarks: Bellefontaine Cemetery; Susan Blow Kindergarten, the Carondelet Historical Society; Campbell House Museum; Central Print; Chatillon-DeMenil House; Faust Park Historic Village; The Eugene Field House Museum; Forest Park, Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center; Gittemeier House, Historic Florissant; The Griot Museum of Black History; Hanley House; Jefferson Barracks Historic Site; Scott Joplin State Historic Site; Missouri Botanical Garden; Missouri History Museum; New Mt. Sinai Cemetery; The Old Courthouse; Tower Grove Park; and White Haven, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.