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St. Louis is 250 years old.

The 250 in 250 exhibit is open at the Missouri History Museum through February 15, 2015.

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How do you tell the story of a city’s first 250 years? Do you simply talk about its founding? Try to find one unifying theme to explain all of its history? Maybe create a timeline of the biggest events that have taken place during those 250 years? 250 in 250 takes a different course. To commemorate St. Louis’s 250th anniversary, this exhibit examines the city’s history through 50 people, 50 places, 50 moments, 50 images, and 50 objects. We haven’t selected the 50 “most important” in any of these categories. Instead, we’ve highlighted choices that reflect the richness, diversity, and complexity of St. Louis history, choices that will help spark memories, surprise, and conversation about the place many of us call home. We can’t give you a complete picture of St. Louis and its history—no exhibit can—but we can give you 250 fascinating snapshots of that history.