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Let’s Build the History Clubhouse Weekends

We are creating a space just for families and we need your help! History Clubhouse: Let’s Build It! asks kids and their grownups to provide input and feedback that we will use to build our permanent History Clubhouse gallery in 2015, featuring favorite St. Louis places.

Take part by visiting us on our special Let’s Build the History Clubhouse weekends. Kids will receive History Clubhouse hard hats and be able to create artwork, write museum labels, and interact with history in a hands-on way. Come back for each of these weekends to learn about a new area of the city, and collect a different sticker each time to show that your family helped build the History Clubhouse!

Let’s Build the History Clubhouse: Downtown St. Louis
March 29, 10:30am-2pm
March 30, noon to 3pm
Meet mascots from your favorite downtown sports teams, create your own skyscrapers out of recycled materials, and see the debut performance of Glory the Gargoyle Finds a Home!

Let’s Build the History Clubhouse: Mississippi River
May 3, 10:30am-2pm
May 4, noon to 3pm
Make your own miniature trunks for steamboat travel, listen to live music, and participate in a Workin’ on the Mississippi movement workshop!

Let’s Build the History Clubhouse: Forest Park
June 20, 10:30am-2pm
June 21, 10:30am-2pm
Learn about Forest Park and the 1904 World’s Fair, send a postcard from the fair, take a carriage ride, and eat ice cream cones!

Let’s Build the History Clubhouse: Soulard Market
July 18, 10:30am-2pm
July 19, 10:30am-2pm
Meet the authors of the Kitchen Club Kids Series, make your own market shopping bags, bring a recipe to share and check out the petting zoo!

Let’s Build the History Clubhouse: Cahokia
September 6, 10:30am-2pm
September 7, noon to 3pm
Talk with people from Cahokia Mounds, learn about local tribes and Native American dances, and play traditional Mississippian culture games.

The Let’s Build It! gallery is open during regular museum hours. We expect high attendance during our Let’s Build the History Clubhouse weekends. To ensure that everyone has a quality experience, we are implementing a timed-entry system. Upon arrival, families must get FREE tickets for a 45-minute session in History Clubhouse: Let’s Build It! Sessions will begin 15 minutes past each hour, and tickets will be given away on a first-come first-served basis. Members have a special opportunity to visit from 9-10am on Saturdays prior to the museum opening.

We want your family photos!
In the History Clubhouse, we plan to feature five St. Louis–area places that families love: Cahokia Mounds, the Mississippi River, Soulard Market, Forest Park, and downtown St. Louis. If your family has visited any of these places—whether it was yesterday, last summer, or 30 years ago—please bring in your photos to hang in the gallery. You can also email your photos to, and we will hang them in the gallery for you.

Give us your feedback!
Do you have ideas, questions, or concerns to share? Feel free to email them to

Paint murals with professional artist Cbabi Bayoc!
Cbabi Bayoc is a St. Louis artist who has always known, and lived, his calling: creating art which reflects his love of music and family. Cbabi is starting four giant murals that will depict the city of St. Louis, and we need kids to help Cbabi finish the murals. During Let’s Build the History Clubhouse Weekends, kids can grab a brush and paint alongside Cbabi. When the murals are complete, they will be installed in the permanent History Clubhouse that will open in 2015!

Submit your artwork!
We are holding an art contest for kids. The winning masterpieces will be blown up to giant proportions and hung on the Missouri History Museum building for all to see in 2015! We are asking kids to draw, color, or paint their favorite St. Louis places, and we’ll pick ten works of art to be displayed on our building. Families must use the designated museum template and return entries to the museum before October 5. Templates will be available at the museum information desks at all times, and families can make artwork for the contest during the Let’s Build the History Clubhouse weekend events.

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