Located in the Museum's Grand Hall, this free activity is something the whole family can participate in, that will truly be a part of history. All postcards will be held in the Museum's collections and digitally transcribed. Perhaps your child could even write a postcard to their future self and read it in 2064! Any type of message will do – a simple happy birthday greeting, what people need to know about the city today, or hopes for change in the next 50 years. Drop the letter in the collection box at the Museum and they will take care of the postage to the year 2064.
While you're at the Museum, be sure to check out all of the free, family-friendly exhibits, including "250 in 250," which takes a look at the city on the 250th anniversary of its founding; "The Louisiana Purchase: Making St. Louis, Remaking America," featuring the original Louisiana Purchase treaty on loan from the National Archives; and "Utopia: Revisiting a German State in America," focusing on German immigrants to Missouri. For more info, visit mohistory.org.
History happens at Missouri History Museum. Learn about special exhibits, events and other activities at the museum.
To people of all ages and backgrounds, the Missouri History Museum is a leading cultural institution and community resource that offers exhibitions, programming and collections to explore the history of the region in order to better understand the world we live in and build a stronger community for the future.
The Jefferson Memorial Building section of the Missouri History Museum was originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, preceding the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. by more than 25 years. The museum now features special exhibits and St. Louis history galleries with interactive stations for children throughout.