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Theatre in the Museum offers dramatic interpretation of historical figures and topics.
Program Length: Approximately 30 minutes, including a short play and time for discussion with the actor interpreter
Cost: $75 per group ($150 for off-site programs)
A variety of programs are available, including (but not limited to) the following:
Bad Name to Good Deeds: The Infamous Career of Madame Eliza Haycraft (pictured above)
One of St. Louis's most notorious madams was also one of its greatest philanthropists.
Set at the time that the first news of the Louisiana Purchase first reached St. Louis, this play offers a glimpse at Colonial St. Louis’s founding mother, considers how the French colonists might have felt about the purchase, and how the villagers might adapt to the change.
Postcards From the Fair
This play is a fond look back at a 12-year-old’s experience of the 1904 World’s Fair. Hear about what the favorite attractions were and how it felt to be the focus of attention for much of the world.
Go Home, Rosie!
Millions of women went to work on the home front during World War II, making airplanes, munitions, and much more for the war effort. This play is about how those women felt about that work, and about what happened to them as the war drew to a close.
Glory the Gargoyle Finds a Home
Glory the Gargoyle was a gargoyle with a big dream—to be a history gargoyle! But she couldn’t find a place to be until the History Clubhouse opened. Hear about Glory’s adventures on her way to becoming the History Clubhouse mascot. (Best for ages 4–8.)
Miss Nettie’s Ghost
In celebration of the Missouri Historical Society’s 150th anniversary, join us for a play about one of our earliest archivists and curators, the pioneering Nettie Beauregard.
In conjunction with our Little Black Dress exhibition, this play examines women, fashion, and the history of the black dress.
The On the Road Show
In conjunction with our Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis exhibition, this play tells the stories of mothers on the Mother Road.
Call (314) 454-3161 or click below to book a performance!