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"Panoramas of the City" Homeschool Day

Get excited for our second Homeschool Day of the 2017–2018 school year, Panoramas of the City! Our newest exhibit uses over 50 panoramic photographs to bring our history to life like never before. Through these images—several of which are blown up so large you’ll feel like you can walk right through them—you’ll be able to experience St. Louis’s past in a brand-new way. Planned activities include workshops where you can learn more about photography, fascinating gallery tours, crafts and activities related to the art of photography, and even a Museum Engagement Photography Challenge! Please join us from 10am to 2pm on Monday, October 9, to experience this great new exhibit.

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Program Descriptions:

Panoramas of the City Gallery Tour
(Ticketed, ALL) What was St. Louis like in the past? Students will encounter some of our city’s most iconic people and places through giant, immersive panoramic photographs. Featured panoramas include a 1920 rally encouraging women to register to vote, the devastating tornado of 1927, and Charles Lindbergh’s triumphant homecoming. During this three-stop tour, students will practice skills such as comparing and contrasting, viewing scenes from multiple perspectives, and using their imagination to understand more about the people, places, and stories of the past.

Photography Crafts and Activities Stations
(Drop In, ALL) Our galleries tell many stories about St. Louis through pictures and artifacts. Kids can add their own stories by creating photo collages, transforming photographs through sketching, and engineering paper architecture to make a community panorama. 

All About Photography Workshop
(Ages 8–18) In this hands-on workshop students will start by comparing and contrasting cameras from the past 100 years. They’ll also learn more about how photography works and the major parts of a camera. Finally, students will get to develop their own versions of images from our collections by using the power of the sun!

St. Louis: A History in Photographs Workshop
(Ages 5–12 and Ages 12–17) In this workshop students will learn more about the technique behind panoramic photography. Then they will use visual-thinking strategies to explore people, places, and events in St. Louis’s history including a march for women’s suffrage, the Forest Park balloon race, workers on the riverfront, and the Saint Louis Zoo. Next they will create their own composite panoramic scroll of St. Louis history. Both the younger and older student workshops will follow the same format, but the follow-up discussions will vary based on participants’ ages. 

Lunch and a Movie: The Century: Lindbergh’s Journey
(Drop In, ALL) Take a closer look at one of the moments captured in the Panoramas of the City gallery: Charles Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight. By accomplishing the unthinkable and crossing the vast ocean alone in a plane he designed himself, Charles Lindbergh's flight was a peerless act of daring. Lindbergh’s Journey is told by the men and women who lived it. The film examines how his feat changed our civilization, shrank our world, and broadened our notion of what is possible.

Museum Engagement Photography Challenge
(Drop In, ALL) Students can demonstrate their photography skills by snapping photos that show how they engage with the Museum. They can “engage” in many ways: by making personal connections to the people, places, and stories of the past, or by using evidence to support their own views on history. At the end of the day students can submit their photos via email for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Storytelling and Make and Take: Art from the Heart
(Ages 2–6) Embrace your creative side with these stories.
Please note: Storytelling now includes a make-and-take activity, thanks to our specially trained Youth and Family Programs staff.

History Clubhouse Gallery Exploration
(Ages 2–10) The History Clubhouse is available for your family to visit from 10am to 4pm today and every day. Timed-entry tickets are required, which you may request from the ticket desk at the Museum’s north entrance. These tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. As a reminder, the History Clubhouse is intended for children ages 2–10, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Series:Homeschool Days
When: Monday, October 9 2017 at 10:00 am (past)
Where: Throughout the Museum
How Much:Free
Exhibit(s): Panoramas of the City
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