ARCHS' October 4 stl250 History Institute


It’s been the summer of the stl250 cakes. Families have scoured the bi-state area in search of these creative expressions of St. Louis’ amazing history. Now, it’s time to learn about the fascinating people and places these symbolic cakes represent.

On Saturday October 4, 2014 ARCHS and stl250 will host a day-long History Institute for Early Childhood and Youth Development professionals at Harris-Stowe State University (Clay Center). More than 20 hands-on workshops will be featured.

Participants will learn how to make history come alive from St. Louis’ preeminent history educators and historians. You'll also find out how area students can take part in stl250’s special Time Capsule project.

Don’t just study history – be a part of it.


The Institute will begin with a keynote address from Charlie Brennan, KMOX radio host and author of Amazing St. Louis: 250 Years of Great Tales and Curiosities.

In his new book, Brennan divulges how St. Louisans gave the world rock ‘n roll, the cocktail party, the city of Chicago, the musical “Cats,” and more! Brennan also shares some of the world’s strangest oddities and curiosities that just happened to take place in the Gateway to the West. Packed with hundreds of almost unknown facts about the people and events of St. Louis, this book is ideal for lovers of this great American city and its rich history. At the Institute, he will explain how  teaching history to students of all ages promotes learning and civic pride



Excitement about St. Louis' history has been building all year, so don't miss this once in a lifetime event.

The fee for the Institute is only $45, and includes the keynote address, hands-on workshops, designated clock hours, lunch, exhibits, and eligibility for raffle prizes.

The Institute is expected to sell out, so register early.