Missouri History Museum is at jct. Lindell Blvd. and DeBaliviere Ave. in Forest Park. Built at the site of the main entrance to the 1904 World's Fair, the neoclassic building honors President Thomas Jefferson's role in the Louisiana Purchase. Interactive galleries include Seeking St. Louis, which takes a look at the lives of St. Louis citizens from the city's earliest days to the present; and The 1904 World's Fair, a peek into America's future envisioned from an early 20th-century perspective; and The History Clubhouse, a hands-on gallery for kids.
Visitors can also learn more about such St. Louis traditions as breweries and baseball as well as hometown musicians like Scott Joplin and Miles Davis. Lectures, concerts and special programs are presented regularly.