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Tag Archive for ‘Missouri History Museum’

St. Louis Swap-O-Rama

Wendy Tremayne–one of my blogging buddies–has founded a wonderfully creative and fun community re-use program: Swap-O-Rama-Rama One will happen soon in St. Louis at the St. Louis History Museum. When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 12:00 PM Where: Missouri History Museum – 5700 Lindell Blvd St Louis MO Don’t miss out on the third annual Swap-O-Rama-Rama […]

Riehlife Blog Posts: The Ones that Got Away…Readings, Art Museums, Plays, Movies, Products…and even (ahem!) Ideas

Recently I cleared out my piles on the credenza in my study. I found lots of scraps of paper noting ideas to blog about. Here, then, are “the ones that got away.” All of these blog-fish are pretty small, but some are beautifully striped. Ideas 1) Pop as “great connector” 2) Soil & Soul (poem […]

St. Louis Culture: Out and about as a Woman Around Town.

I’ve been a woman about town these last few days. The dictionary defines this phrase as: A sophisticated and socially active woman who frequents fashionable places. Well, I can dream, can’t I? FREE–Thursday night I attended the Missouri History Museum’s Community Cinema Series to view “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Naathai.” (See post) FREE–Friday? […]

Wangari Naathai’s Kenyan grassroots story told in “Taking Root,” KETC film series at Missouri History Museum

Tonight at the Missouri History Museum, as part of the Community Cinema Series, a packed auditorium viewed “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Naathai.” “Taking Root” tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Naathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human […]

Carlos & Sylvia Jenkins

Carlos & Sylvia Jenkins I met Carlos & Sylvia Jenkins at the Missouri History Museum evening featuring Ron Himes. Carlos and Sylvia run CJS Vision 500, LLC, a travel agency together (click for website), and must be away today on a Romantic Get-away. They have a great Love Story to share with you when they […]

“Iron Ladies of Liberia” airs on KETC in April…Sneak Preview of Independent Lens Film at Missouri History Museum

Alex Detrick pulled together another fine evening last night at the Missouri History Museum, featuring Independent Lens film “Iron Ladies of Liberia” which will later air on KETC/Channel 9 April 6th at 11 p.m. Click here for video clip and political background on Liberia and the film. Click here for 2005 Washington Post article written […]

Ron Himes, director & founder of St. Louis’ Black Repertory Company, at Missouri History Museum’s African-American History Series—continues exploration of need for support & recognition of African-American Cultural Institutions in this, one of America’s great black cities

What is the future of African American Arts in St. Louis? “One of the strongest purveyors of African American culture is African American theater. It’s a place where we can strongly control the images portrayed,” said Himes. Ron Himes, director & founder, St. Louis Black Repertory Company, which makes its home at the Grandell Theater […]