The American Alliance of Museums named the Missouri History Museum the first museum in the country to receive its Award for Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, recognizing it’s leadership in exhibits, programming, and community engagement. Of specific local and historical interest:
Panoramas of the city in the first half of the 20th century, St. Louis photographers used panoramic photography to capture moments from our city’s history—everything from Charles Lindbergh’s homecoming and baseball games to protests and disaster relief. The stunning, immersive images they created celebrate St. Louis’s highs, acknowledge its lows, and document the day-to-day lives of its people.
#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis examines the local civil rights movement and the city’s leading role in advancing the cause of racial justice. From ground-level activism to groundbreaking court rulings, St. Louis has been front and center in contesting racial inequities. #1 in Civil Rights uncovers a history that’s compelling and complex, but that all too often has been overlooked in the telling and retelling of the larger national narrative. That narrative includes four precedent-setting Supreme Court civil rights cases that originated in St. Louis—possibly the most to ever reach the High Court from one source. It also includes events and battles that had significant and lasting impact.
Description from the Missouri History Museum site.