Cities tend to be proud of past accomplishments and favorite sons. St. Louis joins that group with several of the displays at the Missouri History Museum.
As you might expect from the name — the past is celebrated in this building. Some of the displays are permanent (or of several years) while others have life spans measured in months.
Two features in the large entrance hall fit well in the old and new portions of the building.
The plane is a reproduction of “The Spirit of St. Louis”. It’s an apt symbol of the city in the 20th century when financing Lindbergh and then the manufacture of aircraft helped to keep St. Louis on the minds of Americans.