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A Place for Our Stories - Missouri History Museum

1866–2006

140 th

Anniversary

Annual Report 2006

A Place for Our Stories


Front cover: The façade of the Missouri Historical Society’s Jefferson Memorial Building lights an entrance to Forest Park thanks to a grant from the

Gateway Foundation. Photograph by 1036 Productions.

Page one: Area middle and high school students participated in activities developed for Reading Bias/Writing Tolerance: Using History’s Powerful

Stories, a program that uses artifacts as catalysts for social change. MHS has partnered with the St. Louis Office of the Anti-Defamation League to

help school children gain historical understanding, examine the oppressive effects of bias and racism, and develop literacy skills. The program is

funded with a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and a gift from the Dana Brown Charitable Trust.

Photographs by Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.

Inside back cover: Photographs by Kristi Foster; Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society; 1036 Productions; and Balthazar Korab.

The Missouri Historical Society

seeks to deepen the

understanding of past choices,

present circumstances

and future possibilities;

strengthen the bonds

of community;

and facilitate solutions

to common problems.


MHS Annual Report 2006 / From the Chairman of the Board MHS Annual Report 2006 / From the President

One of the highlights of 2006 at the

Missouri Historical Society was

Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a

Better World, an exhibition organized

by five Philadelphia institutions to

celebrate the 300th birthday of our

most illustrious Founding Father.

Ameren was proud to sponsor

Benjamin Franklin in St. Louis, one

of only six venues for an exhibition

that traveled as far as Paris, France.

One of the things that proved most

fascinating to visitors was the

astonishing breadth of Franklin’s

activity as author, inventor, diplomat,

humorist, revolutionary, philanthropist,

environmentalist, civic leader,

entrepreneur and elder statesman.

His inventions alone are remarkably

varied ranging from the lightning

rod, to the Franklin stove, to the

odometer, to bifocals, to the beautiful

and delicate glass armonica, a musical

instrument with a celestial sound.

From the Chairman of the Board

Gary L. Rainwater

In some ways, Franklin’s is the perfect

story to tell in a history museum

since his life touched on almost all

aspects of eighteenth-century life.

His eclecticism as a man mirrors our

eclecticism as an institution and

provides a model for us as we embrace

the challenge posed by the sweep of

history. Although Franklin’s great mind

was involved in all aspects of life, he

was never without focus. He was, at

all times, “In Search of a Better World.”

As an inventor, he worked to make life

easier; as a civic leader and statesman,

he worked to bring forth a nation that

would be a better place.

Under the leadership of Bob Archibald,

the Missouri Historical Society has

embraced the goal of making our

city and our region a better place.

Exhibitions and programs are developed

to help visitors see that the past was

inhabited by people — people like

themselves, with goals for improving

the place where they lived. The Theatre

in the Galleries programming, for

example, places activists at the lunch

counter in the Reflections gallery and

shows their brave fight for equality.

Such programming helps us remember

the people who made our world better

as we accept our own responsibilities

to those who come after.

Fortunately, we have the support of

the community in our efforts to

accomplish our goals, for we

understand, as Franklin understood,

that the success of a democratic

society depends on an investment in

community. Members of the Board of

Trustees, with whom I am proud to

serve, give their time, their expertise

and their financial support to ensure

that the Missouri Historical Society can

accomplish its goals for strengthening

the bonds of community, and I thank

my colleagues on the Board for their

help in making 2006 a successful year.

Next on the list of those who contribute

to our quest for a better world are the

more than 13,000 members of the

Missouri Historical Society. We thank

each of you for your presence at our

exhibitions and events and for your

financial support. Volunteers are also

critical to the work that we do every

day. Where would we be without the

docents who interface between the

exhibitions and the public and who

embrace the opportunity to help

develop new programs that enhance

gallery experiences? While their

participation may be less obvious,

we are also indebted to those who

prepare mailings, who assume

leadership roles on our Friends Board,

who greet and assist museum visitors

and who serve on councils, lending

their expertise and guidance for

exhibitions and programs.

We also thank the corporations and

charitable foundations that provide

resources to help us realize our

vision of a better world. We

appreciate the confirmation of our

work that comes with a financial

investment. Finally, we thank, as

always, the Commissioners of the

Missouri History Museum Subdistrict

and the residents of St. Louis City and

County for the support that comes to

us through the St. Louis Metropolitan

Zoological Park and Museum District.

To all who contributed to our success

in 2006, our thanks for investing in a

quest for a better world.

Each of us has a story to tell, a story

that no one else can relate. You have

ultimate authority over the meanings

and interpretations of your story, and

at the same time you have an inherent

obligation to share your story and link

it with those of the people around you.

Where will you go to share your

story? As this 2006 Annual Report

demonstrates, the Missouri Historical

Society is “A Place for Our Stories.”

We at the Missouri Historical Society

have pledged our assets and our

energies to the ambitious and

compelling role of community

facilitator in providing a place for our

stories. The setting we are establishing

is safe and neutral, for we each have

an equal stake in our community

narrative. We cannot afford to

jeopardize the honest telling of our

tales by an impression of criticism or

condescension. Our facilities — the

From the President

Robert R. Archibald

Missouri History Museum and the

Library and Research Center — are

welcoming and accessible, within

the reach of all our people whatever

their economic situation, educational

level, social standing, physical

challenges or (it should not be

necessary to add) race, religion or

sexual orientation. This gathering

place that the Missouri Historical

Society has become is committed to

providing the finest resources and

technology in order to collect,

preserve and disseminate the story

we construct and continue.

Your story is different from mine,

imbued with your own private past,

your intimate memories, your

personal perspectives, the culture

that nurtured you and even the traits

and instincts of the generations that

went before you. Yet I can share your

story; we can exchange the narratives

we have developed, and in doing so

we begin to build trust and establish

understanding.

To build a strong, inclusive and

enduring community, we as a group

weave together your story and my

story and make them our story. We

display it, share it, invite additions

to it, because we know that our story

is always a work in progress. A true

community narrative is sustained

and expanded and enriched in

its retelling and revisions as we

work toward the definition of a

community identity that includes

all of us and allows us to create

healthy places for ourselves and

our children.

But such narratives cannot be

imposed. They must be agreed upon

in informal, even unstructured

discourse in a shared space, a

common ground available to all.

This institution is increasingly open,

welcoming and dedicated to fostering

the inclusion of broad and diverse

community stories. Last year nearly

290,000 people visited the Missouri

History Museum. They came for the

exhibits, the lectures, the entertainment,

but more than all of that, they came

for the opportunities we offer, the

chance to explore their own past and

tell their own story, to come together

as a community and plan a future.

This is why we are here.

We celebrated our 140th anniversary

in 2006, and we are proud of these

decades of service to St. Louis and

beyond. A venerable establishment,

we have the experience, the influence

and the standing to assist our

community in collecting and

preserving their stories. At the same

time, we are fully in the 21st century,

learning new ways to share the

authority of our mutual past and

continuing to upgrade our facilities

as we explore the most appropriate

innovations for our mission to the

community.

This Annual Report illustrates the

gratifying support we have earned

from individuals, other institutions

and agencies, and the community

at large. We are pleased to issue the

invitation to explore in these pages

the multiple ways we are telling your

story, our story and the plans we are

implementing to be always A Place

for Our Stories.

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Museum Leadership 2006

Missouri History Museum

Subdistrict Commissioners

Commissioners, City of St. Louis

Joan Briccetti*

Bonnie O’Keefe

Odester Saunders

Romondous A. Stover

Gloria Wessels*

Advisory Commissioners

Milly Cohn

The Honorable Thomas Grady

Commissioners, County of St. Louis

Jerry G. Brown

Veryl L. Riddle*

W. Michael Ross*

Austin P. Tao*

Howard J. Wilkinson Jr.*

Advisory Commissioners

Richard C. Jensen

Wallace W. Ward Jr.

Officers 2006–2007

Jerry G. Brown, Chairman

Bonnie O’Keefe, Vice Chairman

W. Michael Ross, Secretary

Odester Saunders, Treasurer

*Past Chairman

Officers of the

Board of Trustees

Chairman of the Board

Gary L. Rainwater

President

Robert R. Archibald, Ph.D.

Vice Chairs

Bert Condie III

Gerald Early, Ph.D.

Ken Kranzberg

Elizabeth T. Robb

V. Raymond Stranghoener

Secretary

Mary Lee Hermann

Treasurer

Joseph F. Shaughnessy

Chairman of the Board Emeritus

W. Wayne Withers

Thomas Jefferson Society

Representative

Donna Wilkinson

Friends Board Representative

Joan Westin Wendt

Past Chairmen of the

Board of Trustees

Taylor S. Desloge

Earl K. Dille

James H. Howe III

Franklin A. Jacobs

Richard A. Liddy

Harold M. Stuhl

The Honorable George H. Walker III

Life Trustees

Rev. John N. Doggett Jr., Ph.D.

Margaret Blanke Grigg

Des Lee

I.E. Millstone

William R. Orthwein Jr.

Missouri Historical Society

Board of Trustees

Mark Bobak

Camilla T. Brauer

Mel F. Brown

Earl K. Dille

L.B. Eckelkamp Jr.

Benjamin F. (Tad) Edwards IV

Marilyn R. Fox

Cheri Fromm

Mrs. Myron Glassberg

The Honorable Wayne Goode

Earle H. Harbison Jr.

Judy Kent

Steve Lambright

Ann Liberman

Chuck Maggiorotto

James S. McDonnell III

Pris McDonnell

Sandra M. Moore

Richard A. Navarre

Noémi K. Neidorff

Cheryl D. Polk

John R. Roberts

Steven C. Roberts

Richard A. Sauget

Donald M. Suggs

Gregory A. Sullivan

Reeve Lindbergh Tripp**

Sandra Van Trease

Yvette S. Whitehead

**Honorary

Honorary Members

The Honorable Matt Blunt

Governor of Missouri

The Honorable Christopher S. Bond

U.S. Senator

The Honorable James Talent

U.S. Senator

The Honorable Francis Slay

Mayor of St. Louis

The Honorable Charles Dooley

St. Louis County Executive

The Honorable Todd Akin

U.S. Congressman

The Honorable William Lacy Clay

U.S. Congressman

The Honorable Kenny Hulshof

U.S. Congressman

Friends Board of the

Missouri Historical Society

Chairman

Joan Westin Wendt

Vice Chairman

Cathy Berges

Vicki Altvater

Sheila Bercier-Liese

Jean Bitting

Adrian Bracy

Gene Dobbs Bradford

Pitty Brandin

Jinny Browning

Karen Castellano

S. Brooks Critchfield

Jacqueline B. Danis

Patti Disbrow

Kathleen Dudley

Midge Eddy

Dede Fratt

Jean P. Gase

Sue George

Mary Pat Hardin

Gregory J. Hutchings

Lisa Imbs

Sheryl Johnson-Stampley

Ellen Jones

Linda Karakas

Katie Klingler

Barbara Landesman

Patti Lewis

Ruth Lewis

Lucy Lopata

Gary Lucy

Leo H. Ming

Ron Norwood

Barbara O’Flynn

Virginia S. Panton

Dr. Lillian Parks

Gilberto Pinela

Freda Rich

Laura Rogers

Darryl A. Ross, Ph.D.

Elizabeth M. Russell

Mary Ann Shanahan

Rosemary Shaughnessy

William Shearburn

Joan Sheppard

Celeste Sprung

Daria Stranghoener

Anne Stupp

Ericca Willis

Patti Withers

Past Chairmen of the Friends Board

Carolyn Arneson

Margaret Blanke Grigg

Ann Liberman

Pris McDonnell

Cheryl D. Polk

Ex-officio

Gary L. Rainwater

Donna Wilkinson

MHS Annual Report 2006 / Museum Leadership

Throughout 2006, visitors to the Missouri History Museum

were entertained by performances of music and

dance representing many cultures.

Photograph by Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.

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Cover of The Potter’s Wheel, No. 3, January 1907. Missouri Historical Society archives.

Photograph by Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.

For the last few months of 2006,

a painted buffalo hide, one of the

earliest gifts to the Missouri

Historical Society, helped us tell a

story in the Mallinckrodt Gallery

about Life on the Plains: 1850–1905.

The buffalo hide is an Arapaho tipi

(te’ pe) liner that provided the Indian

dwelling with insulation and air

circulation. Perhaps of equal

importance to the people who

lived in this tipi on the plains, the

pictographs painted on this skin

depict the history of an Arapaho

tribe in the mid-nineteenth century

as white settlers were taking over

traditional Indian lands. This is a

story that has been told many times,

many ways, by those white settlers

in their diaries and letters, by Army

records as troops moved into the

West, by newspaper accounts and

history texts. Sometimes we

forget that a people without a

written language has a story to tell

and ways to pass on the story that

need no words on paper. The

illustrated history of the Arapaho

Chief Little Shield and his tribe is

powerful storytelling, and not a

word in sight.

For a few years in the first decade

of the twentieth century, a group of

artistically inclined St. Louis women

met in each other’s homes to

produce an extraordinary little

magazine. The group included young

women who pursued photography,

sculpture, painting, poetry and

fiction and supported one another

in their work. Sara Teasdale was

the only member to become

well-known, but all their talents

shone from the pages of their

hand-crafted magazine. Each issue

of their magazine, dubbed The

Potter’s Wheel, was a treasury of

artwork, prose and poetry; and each

issue was one single copy that the

girls passed among themselves for

comment and discussion.

The Potter’s Wheel and the buffalo

hide tipi liner come from very

different worlds and times half a

century apart. Yet they have a

commonality shared by all the

objects in our collections, all the

documents in our archives, all the

exhibitions we mount or host, all

the programs we present to our

community. They all find a place

here at the Missouri Historical

Society as we explore the many

ways to tell

your story

Tipi liner, bison hide with ink and colored pigment, 1850–1868, Southern Arapaho, by Little Shield. The tipi liner was an essential

part of the portable home of many Plains Indians. Placed around the interior of the dwelling, it provided insulation by creating air space

between the liner and the outer cover. By circulating fresh air into the tipi, it also helped to move smoke from the fire to the outside.

Through pictographs, the tipi liner depicts the history of the artist and his Southern Arapaho tribe in the decades prior to 1868,

when white settlers encroached on traditional Indian lands. The central figure, Chief Little Shield, carries a distinctive shield

encircled with feathers. Chief Little Shield’s allies are either Southern Arapaho or Cheyenne. Their enemies are the Pawnees —

painted with flaps on their moccasins and a single line on top of the head indicating a roach headdress —

and the Ute people, represented by thick leggings and multiple locks of hair.

and my story and make them our story.

Missouri Historical Society museum collections. Photograph by Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.

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On August 11, 1866, 47 prominent

St. Louisans met to establish a

historical society that would be

“worthy of the ages.” In the 140 years

since that meeting, the Missouri

Historical Society has become a

much valued cultural institution and

a model for museums throughout

the country. Museums in other parts

of the world have called on our

expertise and experience. In 2006,

MHS President Robert R. Archibald

delivered a presentation to an

International Council of Museums

conference in Boston and traveled to

Brisbane, Australia, to speak at the

Museums Australia meeting.

Today we operate two facilities, the

Missouri History Museum and the

Library and Research Center. Our

museum collections consist of more

than 75,000 artifacts that document

the stories of the diverse inhabitants

of the St. Louis region. The reference

library has more than 90,000 volumes

and is used extensively by scholars,

researchers and interested persons

from all over the world. Manuscript

collections consist of more than

1,800 separate collections, archival

collections number 2,200 and more

than 630,000 images make up our

photographs and prints. In addition,

we have architecture collections that

document the built environment of

the St. Louis area and a broadcast

media archive that includes audio,

film and video from the local

broadcast industry. Taped interviews

in our archival collections tell

personal stories that allow us to

step into the shoes of others and

experience their world.

Designed by famed sculptor Karl Bitter and sitting at the heart of

the Missouri History Museum, the Thomas Jefferson statue was

originally commissioned by the Louisiana Purchase Company

as a lasting monument to the nation’s third president.

Photograph by Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.

Our membership rolls reached

13,513, an increase over the year

before. More than 286,700 people

visited the museum in 2006, and

our two series of Twilight Tuesdays

attracted 19,875 music lovers for

concerts under the stars. The Library

and Research Center has reported

significant increases in requests for

information as staff devotes more

time to digitizing our most popular

resources. Through digitization, the

researchers nationwide, who contact

us by email, can receive images of

artifacts and archival holdings and

the text of some library resources

without leaving their offices or homes.

In 2006, the Missouri Historical

Society won its first local Emmy

Award for excellence in television.

The Mid-West Chapter of the

National Academy of Television Arts

and Sciences presented the award for

the MHS/HEC-TV production, A

Conversation with Paul Rusesabagina,

which was recorded during

Museum in 2005. Two more HEC-TV

programs were the winners of 2006

Telly Awards for the MHS and HEC-TV

presentation of Benjamin Franklin:

In Search of a Better World and also

the program Harry Truman — Year

of Decision. MHS also made the

“A-List” in St. Louis Magazine for the

program Storytelling in the Galleries.

We had much to celebrate, as we

invited the public to our birthday

party last August at the History

Museum. But as we observed our

140 years of service to the Greater

St. Louis community, we looked

more to the future than to the

past, for we have an ongoing

commitment to provide the best

means of preserving, expanding and

facilitating the story we must tell

together. We have done it well, and

we will do it even better. In this

anniversary year, we have examined

new ways to engage our community

and new initiatives to increase

access to museum resources,

Rusesabagina’s visit to the History to be ever more unmistakably A Place for Our Stories.

Photo above: In their June 2006 issue, the editors of St. Louis Magazine selected the Missouri

Historical Society’s storytelling as the “A-List” storytelling for children. St. Louis Magazine’s “A-List”

is an annual honor recognizing the best and brightest that the St. Louis region has to offer.

Photograph by Kristi Foster.

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The Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commemoration came to its official close with the Return to the Middle Waters ceremony

held on the Eads Bridge on Sunday, September 24, 2006. Osage leaders Johnny Red Eagle and Eddy Red Eagle presented

a hand-made pair of ceremonial moccasins to MHS President Robert R. Archibald during the service, which celebrated

the sacredness of the river and the eternal connections between water, land and life.

Photograph by Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.

The Missouri Historical Society took

the lead in commemorating the

200th anniversary of the Lewis and

Clark expedition. Lewis & Clark:

The National Bicentennial Exhibition,

produced by MHS, toured the country

from one coast to the other, and we

participated in all fifteen Signature

Events, co-hosting with the

Osage Nation the five-day finale

September 20–24. Currents of

Change, sponsored by the National

Council of the Lewis & Clark

Bicentennial, was held on the

St. Louis

riverfront

and included

more than

115 programs,

beginning

with a two-day

symposium

called “The

Stories We

Tell,” with

Pulitzer Prize-

winning author

N. Scott

Momaday

as keynote

speaker.

The public

ceremonies featured a procession of

Indian flag bearers, a keynote address

by Principal Chief of the Osage

Nation James Roan Gray and an

original work by Osage poet Carter

Revard, Professor Emeritus of English

at Washington University. Also

included in the weekend were a

riverfront concert, a magnificent

fireworks display sponsored by

Des and Mary Ann Lee and Return

to the Middle Waters, a Sunday

morning service conducted by the

Osage on the Eads Bridge.

The commemoration of the

Lewis and Clark Bicentennial

was the result of years of work

and research and the investment

of significant resources by

institutions, especially the

Missouri Historical Society, and

by individuals numbering many

more than the roster of the Corps

of Discovery. At the end of all the

festivities, we considered what we

had achieved and reckoned that the

legacy of the Bicentennial would

serve all our people well — new

meanings to old stories, better

understanding of what went before

us, fresh perspectives through

which to see our planet and our

past, questions asked of our past

that will expand our present and

ensure a better future for unborn

generations. We enjoyed the

journey — and are ready to begin

a new one.

Our stories celebrate a diverse community.

The Missouri Historical Society

has long recognized the importance

of African American stories in the

history of St. Louis. Our regular

programs include a Juneteenth

celebration; the Saturday morning

African American History Series;

monthly installations of Race, Power

& Money; an archaeology lecture

about enslaved people on a Missouri

plantation and more. In addition, we

observe the tradition of Black History

Month: February brought a rich

selection of African American

programming and a reiteration of

our invitation to the St. Louis African

American community to bring their

stories here.

We are gratified by the response to

that invitation. Ivan James II has been

collecting materials relating to

African American history in St. Louis

for more than fifty years. In 2006,

he gave to us, and through us to the

larger community, his collection

of papers, books, clothing and artifacts

that tells the story of many businesses,

church work, politics, schools and

more about life in African American

St. Louis. Mr. James’ contribution

helps tell a story that some St. Louisans

in this divided city might never

otherwise know.

The Missouri Historical Society has

collected stories that are well known,

too, even internationally famous. Such

a tale is that of Katherine Dunham,

dancer, choreographer, educator and

activist, whose hometown of East

St. Louis had been her headquarters

for much of her life. Some years ago,

she turned over to MHS a large

collection of her costumes and other

items that traced much of her journey

from aspiring dancer to world-renown

figure both in the arts and in human

rights concerns. Ms. Dunham would

have been 97 years old on June 22,

2006. When she died just a month

short of that anniversary, the party we

had planned for her became instead

a celebration of the long and

productive life of our native

daughter. Her story has not ended

but will continue to inspire new

generations because we have the

resources to share it with this region

and beyond.

Diadié Bathily and Afriky Lolo wowed an appreciative audience

at the Katherine Dunham “Celebration of Life” program held

at the Missouri History Museum in June 2006.

Photograph by Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.

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We have commemorated and

celebrated our Indian heritage, our

African American culture and the

many other story lines that have made

this place. With the St. Louis Modern

Chinese School, we welcomed the

Year of the Dog at the Chinese New

Year. We hosted the St. Louis Irish

Arts, a Taiwanese festival, a film on

internment camps with the Italian

Club and the National Italian

American Foundation, and some of

the activities of the Scottish Games

and Cultural Festival.

Ethnic strands are but part of the

weaving of our story. The Missouri

Historical Society has embarked on

a joint project with the Starkloff

Disability Institute to tell the story

of the development of the disability

rights movement and the social and

economic effects it has had on our

community in particular. We are

preparing to tell the story of disability

through historical research, exhibition

planning, publications, collection

initiatives and partnerships with

those who know this story best. The

“Collecting Stories” issue of Gateway/

Fall 2006 featured an interview with

Max and Colleen Starkloff, local

activists who founded Paraquad and

more recently the Starkloff Disability

Institute.

Having completed our tour of the

local Jewish community at our

History Happened Here Web site

(www.historyhappenedhere.org), we

are turning to the people who have

lived in a neighborhood called “Old

North St. Louis.” The physical space

of this community has been an

important factor in the shaping of

their identity, and we are eager to

gather and share their story in this

second phase of the long range

project on the Internet.

We have new resources for

sharing new stories.

We are committed to sharing these

stories, and we are developing the

means to make them accessible to

our entire community, for it is the

community that truly has authority

over the shape and texture and

meaning of the stories we collect.

The “Re-Encounter of Our Cultures” program brought Latin American

celebrities to the History Museum to work their magic on St. Louis

audiences. Visitors were treated to four days of art, music and dance

performances, lectures, presentations, crafts and dance workshops.

Photograph by Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.

The technology of the 21st century

offers both challenges and innovations.

Although museum objects provide

a solid, tangible connection with

the past, an experience that no

technology can replace, people

access history in all kinds of ways.

Our commitment to help the

community tell its own story and

shape its own history obliges us to

establish the means to access and

interact with our collections for all

members of our community.

We serve a “cyber-generation” that

expects to access museum collections

through their home computers, store

information on their iPods and

process history in non-traditional

ways. We have made significant

progress in developing an electronic

environment that will bring the

diverse residents of our region into

closer and more dynamic contact

with each other’s stories. This virtual

museum will allow MHS to realize

its commitment to making history

available to all members of the

community and to entering into a

new relationship with those whose

stories have been previously

discounted, ignored or hidden

from general view.

Our Web site, www.mohistory.org,

has been regularly expanded. The

Library and Research Center has

responded to the increased demand

by today’s online researchers for

digital access to the Library and

Archives materials by making our

library catalogs and archival

collection finding aids available in

electronic form. The result has been

nearly a fifty percent increase in

the number of reference requests

received by email each month as

researchers access our collection

information through the use of online

search engines such as Google.

We produced one online exhibit

on Katherine Dunham, her life and

her work from our Dunham

collection and another as the

local component of American

Visions of Liberty & Freedom, a

traveling exhibition from the Virginia

Historical Society that opened at the

History Museum in November 2006.

A portion of our library catalog is

accessible through our Web site

which also has a link to History

Happened Here, the virtual tour of

St. Louis cultural communities

that we launched in 2006. These

steps advance us toward a larger

goal.

In 2006, we began an ambitious

plan that will open our resources to

the community in ways that just a

few years ago would have read like

science fiction. With support from

Emerson and the generous help of

an Emerson Information Technology

team, MHS staff have undertaken a

project that will place our resources

in the hands of the community.

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While we embrace the latest developments in technology, we have not

neglected more traditional ways of sharing our story. Our exhibitions,

whether developed and produced by MHS or brought in from other

institutions, have been received with eager interest.

Last summer we observed the 300th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin

Franklin with a thought-provoking exhibition. Organized in Philadelphia

by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, Benjamin Franklin: In Search of

a Better World explored the long and productive life of our oldest

Founding Father whose principles and perspectives have had a lasting

effect on our country and its people. Ben’s enormous range of interest

and expertise inspired us to present an array of programs from armonica

concerts to scholarly lectures to colonial crafts and more.

One of our most exciting home-grown exhibits opened in October.

Shifting Gears: The Automobile Industry in St. Louis, 1890–1930 took

us back to the early days of automobiles when St. Louis was poised

to be a leader in auto manufacturing. The exhibition featured some

70 artifacts including photographs, manuals, driving attire and,

most spectacularly of all, ten automobiles made here in St. Louis

all those years ago.

These are just two examples of exhibitions

featured at the Missouri History Museum to

illustrate the stories of our

community and our country.

Left: George Dorris IV and son attended the Shifting Gears

cultivation event held at the museum on October 12, 2006.

Photograph by Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.

Above: Missouri Historical Society employees gingerly moved a

1906 Success buggy through the museum’s MacDermott Grand

Hall to its temporary home in the Shifting Gears exhibition gallery.

Photograph by Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.

In an anonymous little building on

a commercial street three and a half

miles from the History Museum,

archivists are at work processing the

papers of Richard A. Gephardt for

transition to the Library and Research

Center. Gephardt served fourteen

terms as U.S. Representative for

Missouri’s Third District, and during

that time he amassed a record of

political life that is the first

congressional collection given to

MHS. The archive so far consists of

800 boxes of papers, more than

3,700 videotapes and more than

1,600 envelopes of photographs,

and the MHS team is on schedule

with its processing.

An oral history program in conjunction

with the Gephardt project has

generated more than thirty interviews,

the majority of them already

transcribed, with arrangements for

additional interviews nearly complete.

Collecting oral histories allows us to

“people” the Gephardt era with

campaign aides, political rivals,

congressional colleagues and mentors.

Through the Gephardt archives,

Senator Thomas Eagleton and former

Lieutenant Governor Harriet Woods

continue to contribute to the political

dialogue in the region they loved.

The Missouri Historical Society is

pleased that Congressman Gephardt

is among the many people who have

entrusted their stories to us.

Our tradition of publishing stories

goes back to the very beginning of

the Missouri Historical Society, when

our founders distributed copies of

some of the talks presented at their

meetings. In more recent years, we

have expanded our publications, and

the three books we put out in 2006

appealed to audiences of varied

ages and interests. A special issue of

Gateway, entitled “Collecting Stories,”

featured eight interviews with local

leaders and storytellers.

We also began a new magazine

venture, an online publication called,

appropriately, Voices. This additional

presence on the World Wide Web

will represent the many voices of

our institution and our community,

making connections between

personal history and place in the real

and virtual world. Through short

features, interviews, images from

MHS’ photographs and prints

collections and articles on museum

programs and practices, we will talk

about memory, place, families, race,

neighborhoods, and art and music

traditions as they relate to St. Louis

and the region.

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Robert R. Archibald, president of the Missouri Historical Society (far left), and Gary L. Rainwater, chair of the Board of

Trustees (far right), present the Thomas Jefferson Society Award to philanthropists Mary Ann and Des Lee.

Photograph by Joel Marion.

Dr. Robert R. Archibald, president of

the Missouri Historical Society,

Gary L. Rainwater, chairman of the

MHS Board of Trustees, and Donna

Wilkinson, co-chairman of the

Thomas Jefferson Society, presented

the Thomas Jefferson Award to Mary

Ann and E. Desmond Lee at the 24th

annual Thomas Jefferson Society

Dinner held on November 15, 2006.

The Missouri Historical Society

annually bestows this award on an

individual or individuals who

exemplify the spirit of community

service and philanthropy. The Lees

have generously contributed to many

of the St. Louis region’s educational,

cultural and arts organizations,

including the Saint Louis Zoo,

Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis

Symphony Orchestra, the

University of Missouri–St. Louis,

Missouri Botanical Garden and the

Missouri Historical Society.

Mary Ann Lee has dedicated

herself to bettering our community

through her philanthropy and her

involvement with a number of

local organizations including Opera

Theatre of St. Louis, Springboard

to Learning, Forest Park Forever,

Junior Achievement and others.

Des Lee’s philanthropic interests

are wide-ranging. He, too, serves

on a number of boards and is a life

trustee of the Missouri Historical

Society and the Saint Louis Science

Center. The Des Lee Collaborative

Vision at the University of

Missouri–St. Louis links key

institutions in the community with

educational resources. At present,

the Collaborative includes more

than 30 endowed professorships

that work with 100 community

organizations. The E. Desmond Lee

Endowed Professorship in Museum

and Community History Studies,

established in conjunction with

MHS, helps the Society share its

community-focused mission. The

Collaborative embodies Des’

personal philosophy: “Education is

the key to all our progress and all

our hope.”

Dr. Archibald commented on the

couple’s mutual concern and

compassion for the St. Louis region

and its residents. “Mary Ann and

Des Lee are the quintessential

models of true philanthropy, for

their commitment does not end

with their most generous financial

contributions but rather continues

in dedicated collaborations with the

groups they benefit. Mary Ann and

Des understand that building

community means building

relationships, so they stay involved.

Their enthusiasm and perseverance

is a gift that enhances this

community educationally, socially,

culturally and for the future as well

as today. This is truly putting history

into practice.”

In accepting the award on their

behalf, Des commented, “Mary Ann

and I … have worked closely with

Bob Archibald and his commitment

to this wonderful institution and his

contributions to the community are

to be commended. There is a deeper

mission for MHS besides the collection

of data and artifacts and that is to

encourage our citizens to be a part

of our community. The Missouri

Historical Society is dedicated to the

quality of life for all citizens with a

better understanding of what we can

accomplish if we all work together.”

In 1764, St. Louis was established as a fur trading

post in the Louisiana Territory. Because we are the

History Museum, we look back at the original story

in order to understand how we got to our present.

Yet by the very nature of history and the mission we

have developed, the Missouri History Museum is

committed to the future of our community.

The 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis is

more than seven years away, but we have already begun

to consider how we will commemorate that date.

Now and in 2014, the story of our place is a story

to be told by the people in our place, and the Missouri

History Museum is the place for that story,

The Place

for All

Our Stories.

Finding their stories...Seventh graders from the Wellston School District

participated in a five-week Historical Residency Program in 2006, which

prepared them to tell the story of the place where they live.

Photographs by Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.

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Stories on

An exclusive stop on a limited national tour!

MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM

Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park

February 12–May 7, 2006

Developed by the

Smithsonian’s National

Museum of American History,

Behring Center, and the

Smithsonian Institution

Traveling Exhibition Service.

First Ladies is made

possible by A&E Network.

View

(314) 746-4599 • www.mohistory.org

In St. Louis,

The Missouri Historical Society served as host to five special exhibitions in 2006. From a riveting

look at America’s first ladies to an extraordinary display of vintage automobiles, the stories of

people throughout St. Louis and our nation were told in words, pictures, paintings and objects.

Whether developed at other institutions — First Ladies: Political Role & Public Image, Benjamin

Franklin: In Search of a Better World and American Visions of Liberty & Freedom — or created by

the Missouri Historical Society — Drawing Upon Stone: John Caspar Wild’s Early Views of the

Midwest and Shifting Gears: The Automobile Industry in St. Louis: 1890–1930 — these exhibitions

were made available to visitors at the Missouri History Museum through the support of local

sponsors. We are grateful for their generous support in 2006.

First Ladies: Political Role & Public Image

was sponsored by

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Orthwein Jr.

with additional support from

Miss Marian L. Herr

Since Martha Washington used her skills as a hostess to

establish the credibility of a new democracy, America’s

first ladies have fascinated the nation. Unelected and

unpaid, they occupy a position of power defined as

much by public perceptions and social expectations as

by their individual personalities and interests. America’s

version of royalty, our first ladies serve as symbols of

home, family, womanhood and fashion, even as they

face the challenge of supporting their husbands and

promoting their own causes — all without appearing

to “interfere” in politics.

Based on one of the Smithsonian Institution’s most popular

exhibitions, First Ladies: Political Role & Public Image

celebrates the remarkable women — from the tragic

Born 300 years ago,

Benjamin Franklin

was an author, inventor,

statesman, diplomat, humorist,

revolutionary, philanthropist,

environmentalist, civic leader,

entrepreneur — and a

founding father

of our nation.

Mary Todd Lincoln to the humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt

to the controversial Hillary Rodham Clinton — who have

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Feke, 1738–1746.

put their stamp on both presidential Harvard University and Portrait women’s Collection. history

in America. This traveling exhibition, organized by the

National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian

Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, was on view at

the Missouri History Museum from February 12, 2006,

through May 7, 2006.

Highlights among the 150 objects from the Smithsonian’s

rarely traveled First Ladies Collection include White House

furnishings and china, photographs and portraits, campaign

and personal memorabilia and more than two centuries of

elegant inaugural gowns.

Photograph by Kristi Foster.

























Printed on recycled paper

Astronomical transit telescope made by

David Rittenhouse, ca. 1769. American

Philosophical Society, Philadelphia;

photo by Peter Harholdt.

“Electrical Battery” of Leyden jars,

1760–1769. American Philosophical Society,

Philadelphia; photo by Peter Harholdt.

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin by Mason

Chamberlin, 1762. Philadelphia Museum

of Art.

Armchair (American), ca. 1740.

The Frankliniana Collection, The Franklin

Institute, Inc., Philadelphia; photo by

Peter Harholdt.

Tankard made by Elias Boudinot,

1733–1752. The Frankliniana Collection,

The Franklin Institute, Inc., Philadelphia;

photo by Peter Harholdt.

Portrait bust of Benjamin Franklin by

Jean Antoine Houdon, 1779. Philadelphia

Museum of Art.

Glass armonica (English), 1761–1762.

The Frankliniana Collection, The Franklin

Institute, Inc., Philadelphia; photo by

Peter Harholdt.

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin on front by Michael J. Deas




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Presented in

St. Louis by

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sponsor

With additional

support from

Noémi and

Michael F. Neidorff

E. Reuben and

Gladys Flora Grant

Charitable Trust

Photograph by Kristi Foster.

Benjamin Franklin is the most remarkable of our Founding Fathers:

In his time, he was America’s best inventor, diplomat, humorist,

revolutionary, philanthropist, environmentalist and entrepreneur.

Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World, an exhibition

created in honor of Franklin’s 300th birthday, presents the

adventures of an extraordinary man whose pioneering principles

shaped the way Americans today see the world. After a world

debut in Philadelphia, the exhibition began its travels to four major

museums around the United States. It will celebrate its grand finale

in Paris. As the only venue in the Midwest, the Missouri Historical

Society welcomed this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition to St. Louis on

June 9, 2006, and it remained on display through September 4, 2006.

More than 250 artifacts gathered from institutions, private collections

and even descendents create a complex and insightful portrait.

Franklin’s walking stick, the odometer he invented, an “Electrical

Battery,” pages from his Poor Richard’s Almanack and original copies

of our nation’s five founding documents (Franklin is the only

founding father to sign all five) are among the national

treasures chronicling the adventures of an extraordinary

man. History Museum visitors were treated to more than 40

interactive kiosks that introduced Franklin’s original genius,

wit and imagination to a new generation while providing

a fresh glimpse into the life and world of an American

original for those who thought they knew Franklin well.

Glass armonica (English), 1761–1762.

The Frankliniana Collection,

The Franklin Institute, Inc., Philadelphia.

Photograph by Peter Harholdt.

“Electrical Battery” of Leyden jars, 1760–1769.

American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.

Photograph by Peter Harholdt.


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MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM

Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park

July 22, 2006 through July 8, 2007 • FREE admission

(314) 746-4599

www.mohistory.org

Drawing Upon Stone:

John Caspar Wild’s

Early Views of the Midwest

is sponsored by

Susan and David Mesker

with additional support from

A.G. Edwards

Although the talented but largely ignored artist John Caspar Wild

died well over a century and a half ago, the Missouri Historical

Society’s special exhibition Drawing Upon Stone: John Caspar

Wild’s Early Views of the Midwest helps provide the recognition

he deserves. The free exhibition initially opened from

February–May 2006 then re-opened in July 2006. Wild’s

views of early St. Louis, as well as Alton, Cahokia and

Galena, Illinois, will continue to enthrall museum visitors

until July 8, 2007.

Wild’s prints and paintings, the finest and rarest known

depictions of American towns, chronicle the cultural and

economic developments of westward expansion. Moreover, his

artistic endeavors served as the foundation for a commercial

enterprise to publish his urban and landscape views as lithographs available

to a wider public.

While visitors can examine and appreciate Wild’s works as the output of a

European-trained artist who excelled in painting, lithography and print

coloring, they can also use the artwork

as a window through which to peer

backwards to view American cities when

our nation was young and the future

seemed boundless.

In addition to presenting paintings and

lithographs, this retrospective exhibition

explores the plight of the 19th-century artist

looking for entrepreneurial opportunities,

promoting art through the practice of

lithography and fostering the optimism

of municipal leaders who saw the future

of America in the growth of towns and

urban centers.

View of Front Street, St. Louis.

Hand-colored lithograph by J.C. Wild, 1840.

Missouri Historical Society museum collections.

Photograph by Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.

Today, most St. Louisans take automobiles for granted. We use them to

expedite our mundane daily tasks — work, school, shopping. Except

for true car enthusiasts and collectors, we rarely think about our automobiles

and how they affect our lives — except when gas prices soar or highway

construction ensnares us in traffic jams. It is hard to imagine the astonishment

and awe of the St. Louisans of 1893 when they glimpsed the first “horseless

carriage” on the streets of their city.

In the early days of the burgeoning automobile industry, our city was a

leader in automotive manufacturing. Late 19th-century entrepreneurs

quickly formed several automobile companies in St. Louis. Some

companies floundered and produced only a handful of cars, while

others flourished and manufactured thousands. Chronicling the ascent

and decline of the major car companies in the St. Louis area,

Shifting Gears: The Automobile Industry in St. Louis, 1890–1930

features more than 70 artifacts, including photographs, documents,

early car manuals, advertisements and driving attire. The highlight of

the exhibition are the extraordinary automobiles themselves. Among

the examples of early 20th-century automotive artistry are a 1900

St. Louis Gasoline Motor Carriage, a 1906 Success, a 1919 Dorris

panel truck and a 1924 Moon car.

The free exhibition opened on October 15, 2006, and will close

April 1, 2007.

Above: Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Kraft in a steam buggy built by Kraft

in 1901. The steam engine and boiler are located behind

the seat. Photograph, 1901. Missouri Historical Society

photographs and prints collections.

Left: Photograph by Kristi Foster.

Shifting Gears: The Automobile Industry

in St. Louis, 1890–1930

is sponsored by

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation

with additional support from

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Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer

a FREE exhibition at the

MissouRi HistoRy MusEuM in Forest Park

october 15, 2006 through April 1, 2007

SHIFTING GEARS

The Automobile Industry in St. Louis, 1890–1930

Support provided by

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation

Additional support provided by

See artifacts, photos,

documents, driving

attire and examples

of early 20th-century

automobiles,

including a:

• 1904 “St. Louis” car

• 1924 Moon car

• 1924 Dorris car

and so much more!


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Our Pledge of Allegiance ends with the words

“with Liberty and Justice for all,” and our

national anthem extols the virtues of “the land

of the free.” Yet, do liberty and freedom mean

the same thing to all Americans?

Since our founding, our nation has struggled

with what does “liberty” mean and who is

truly “free.” These questions have both unified

and polarized Americans.

From the American Revolution to today’s war

on terrorism, Americans have drawn, carved

and quilted myriad symbols to represent the

competing — and conflicting — visions of

liberty and freedom.

Uncle Sam, Rosie the Riveter, the American Flag

and Lady Liberty are among the American icons

revered, revised and reinterpreted to express the

fervor and frustration of American citizens during

times of war, progress and social upheaval.

In American Visions of Liberty & Freedom,

museum visitors viewed more than 200 objects

representing patriotism and protest during our

nation’s never-ending quest for liberty and

freedom. Organized by the Virginia Historical

Society, American Visions of Liberty & Freedom

was featured in the museum’s special exhibits

gallery through March 18, 2007.

Above: J. Howard Miller original poster.

Photograph courtesy of the National

Museum of American History.

Left: Photograph by Kristi Foster.

MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM

in Forest Park

November 19, 2006 through

March 18, 2007

(314) 746-4599

www.mohistory.org

In St. Louis,

American Visions of Liberty & Freedom

was sponsored by

The Stanley and Lucy Lopata Foundation

More Exhibitions 2006

Photographs by Kristi Foster

and Cary Horton,

Missouri Historical Society.

SidewalkS of St. louiS

Selections from the

Swekosky

Collection

Attendance 286,710

Membership 13,513

Individuals Reached Through Education Programs at the Museum 18,585

Outreach Participation 60,347

Individuals Reached Through Off-site Lectures 19,990

Visits to the Missouri Historical Society Web Site 541,630

Individuals Reached Through Formal Radio and Television Programming 10,445,621

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Directly Reached

by MHS

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Programs and

Activities 2006


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Cumulative Giving 2006

We are grateful to these donors for their

generous, cumulative support of the Missouri

Historical Society’s work through 2006:

Guarantor

($1,000,000 or more)

Anheuser-Busch Foundation

Boeing-McDonnell Foundation

Emerson

Mrs. Margaret Blanke Grigg

Estate of Mrs. Marcella Wiget MacDermott

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Monsanto Fund

National Endowment for the Humanities

Estate of Adele Harper Stein and

Janet Harper Stein

Taxpayers of St. Louis City and County

The U.S. Congress through the National

Park Service

Major Benefactor

($500,000 to $999,999)

Anonymous (1)

Ameren Charitable Trust

Institute of Museum & Library Services

The JSM Charitable Trust

Mr. and Mrs. James S. McDonnell III

The Kresge Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. E. Desmond Lee

The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation

Nestlé Purina PetCare

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Orthwein Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Taylor

The Whitaker Foundation

Benefactor

($100,000 to $499,999)

Anonymous (1)

AT&T Missouri

Edward L. Bakewell Jr. Charitable Lead Trust

Bank of America

Mrs. Joseph H. Bascom

Mrs. William Maffitt Bates Jr.

Jane Kirkland Bedell Trust

The William A. and Gertrude Bernoudy

Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer

Dana Brown Charitable Trust

Brown Shoe Company, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Laurance L. Browning Jr.

Mr. Charles E. Claggett

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Condie III

Thomas K. Cooper Irrevocable Trust

Mrs. Donald Danforth Jr.

Deutsche Financial Services

Caleb C. and Julia W. Dula Educational

and Charitable Foundation

Mrs. Marjorie C. Eddy

Edward Jones

A.G. Edwards

Employees Community Fund of Boeing

St. Louis

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation

Mrs. Leicester B. Faust

Fox Family Foundation

The Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation

GenAmerica Foundation

General Dynamics Corp.

Mrs. Myron Glassberg

Mr. Samuel R. Goldstein

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Howe III

Hunter Engineering Company

Interco Charitable Trust

Franklin Jacobs and Marylen Mann Jacobs

Mary Ranken Jordan and Ettie A. Jordan

Charitable Foundation

KPMG

William T. Kemper Foundation

The Laclede Group

Mrs. John S. Lehmann

David B. Lichtenstein Foundation

Lucy and Stanley Lopata

Mrs. Jane Hunter MacMillan

Maritz

May Department Stores Company Foundation

James S. McDonnell Family Foundation

James S. McDonnell Foundation

The Millstone Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation

Peabody Energy

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon W. Piper

Regions Bank

Mrs. Lucianna Gladney Ross

Mrs. Daniel L. Schlafly

Mrs. Edward J. Schnuck

Schnuck Markets, Inc.

Shaughnessy Family Foundation

Shoenberg Foundation, Inc.

Mr. John E. Simon

Alvin and Ruth Siteman

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation

Southwest Bank

Audrey and John Steinfeld

Norman J. Stupp Foundation

Sunnen Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Tschudy

Mr. William L. Tybura

Tyco Healthcare/Mallinckrodt

U.S. Bancorp Foundation

UMB Bank of St. Louis, N.A.

Mrs. Edward J. Walsh Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Williams Jr.

Patron

($20,000 to $99,999)

Anonymous (3)

AT&T Foundation Matching Funds

Mr. W. Randolph Adams

Arthur Andersen LLP

Mr. Jack Ansehl

Maurice D. Artstein Charitable Remainder Trust

BSI Constructors, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Barry L. Babcock

Edward L. Bakewell III

Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Bakewell Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Walter F. Ballinger II

Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Bick

William K. Bixby Charitable Trust

Mrs. Albert G. Blanke Jr.

Mr. Ephriam Block

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Bowlin

Arthur M. Branch Jr. Memorial Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin F. Brown

Mrs. Gustavus A. Buder Jr.

Susan Buder and H.L. Buder Trust

Burlington Northern Railroad

Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Cahn

Professor Eugene A. Carroll and Mrs. Elsie

Aufmuth Carroll Endowment Fund

Centene Charitable Foundation

Centerre Bankcorp

Charter Communications, Inc.

Citigroup Foundation

Sidney & Sadie Cohen Foundation

Commerce Bancshares Inc.

Dr. and Mrs. William H. Danforth

Deloitte & Touche

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor S. Desloge

Mr. and Mrs. Earl K. Dille

Ms. Elizabeth F. Dunlap

Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Eckelkamp Jr.

Edison Brothers Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Edwards III

Elnel Foundation

Energizer Charitable Trust

Ernst & Young LLP

Express Scripts Foundation

Famous-Barr Company

Frances R. Ferris Trust

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Fulstone

Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Gallop

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Gleason

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence K. Goering

E. Reuben and Gladys Flora Grant

Charitable Trust

Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Gray

Graybar Foundation

Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation

Allen P. & Josephine B. Green Foundation

Grey Eagle Distributors, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis D. Hadley

Mr. and Mrs. Earle H. Harbison Jr.

Jane and Whitney Harris

Dr. and Mrs. S. Allen Heininger

Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Hermann Sr.

Miss Ethel C. Herr

Miss Marian L. Herr

The History Channel

Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Hoffman

Trust of Mrs. Catherine F. Hoopes

Jackes Foundation

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc./Sverdrup Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Jaudes

Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Johnston

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Jones

Pat Jones

KDNL 30 ABC

KETC-TV Channel 9

KMOX News Talk 1120

Mrs. Elmer G. Kiefer

Mr. and Mrs. S. Lee Kling

Dr. and Mrs. Wilfred R. Konneker

Korte Construction

Ms. Mary Ann Kovac

Kranson Industries, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kranzberg

Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Kummer Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis W. Lambert

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen K. Lambright

Ms. Julia M. Lamy

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver M. Langenberg

Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Liberman

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Liddy

Estate of Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh

Mr. and Mrs. L. Max Lippman Jr.

Margaret and Herman Louer

Norman F. Mack

Martha Y. Mahaney Trust

Morton J. May Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Sanford N. McDonnell

Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson L. Miller

Missouri Humanities Council

Hubert C. Moog and Dorothy R. Moog

Charitable Trust

Mrs. Walter L. Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan Morrill Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Reuben M. Morriss III

Trust of Stratford Lee Morton

James and Gladys Myles

National Park Service

Margaret F. Naylor

Noémi and Michael F. Neidorff

Neiman Marcus

Sandra and Richard Nieman

Mrs. William J. Oetting

Mr. and Mrs. James B. Orthwein

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Piper

Pitzman Fund

Mrs. Jane Hardesty Poole

Herman T. & Phenie R. Pott Foundation

Mrs. Gloria Powers Trust

Dr. James Neal Primm

Pulitzer Publishing Company

Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Rainwater

Elizabeth T. and Richard G. Robb

The Rockefeller Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Einar S. Ross

St. Louis Electrical Connection

(IBEW Local #1 & St. Louis Chapter, NECA)

Mr. and Mrs. Craig D. Schnuck

Mrs. Mason Scudder

Mr. Dwight T. Seward

Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Shaughnessy

Mr. G. Robert Sido

Mr. and Mrs. Brice R. Smith Jr.

Mrs. Robert Brookings Smith

Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

Spanish Lake Historical Society

State of Missouri

Stifel Nicolaus & Co., Inc.

Leon and Mary Strauss

Mrs. Maurita Stueck

Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Stuhl and

Cupples Co. Manufacturers

Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co. Foundation

Mrs. H. Meade Summers

Mr. H. Meade Summers Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Taylor

Mr. Barrett A. Toan and Ms. Polly O’Brien

US Bank

Union Pacific Foundation

Veiled Prophet Organization

Mr. and Mrs. George H. Walker III

The Estate of Mrs. Norbury L. Wayman

Mrs. Ben H. Wells

Mrs. Joan Westin Wendt

Mrs. Morton T. Werner

Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Wilkinson Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Wayne Withers

Mrs. Lyle S. Woodcock

Herbert A. and Adrian Woods Foundation

Mrs. Hildegarde Wunderlich

Estate of Edward H. Young

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Sponsor

($5,000 to $19,999)

Anonymous (11)

AMS Automotive

Accenture

Mr. Gabriel J. Alberici

Allied Photocolor Imaging Center

Altria Group, Inc.

Miss Mary Elizabeth Ambler

American Express Company

American Institute of Architects–St.Louis

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Anderson

Dr. Robert R. Archibald

Mr. and Mrs. N.A. Arneson

Arts & Education Council

Mrs. L.K. Ayers

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Bachmann

Estate of F. Blythe Baebler

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Baer

Mr. Howard F. Baer

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin C. Bahle

Mrs. Richard W. Baizer

Mr. and Mrs. Newell A. Baker

Mrs. William E. Ball

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barley

Mrs. William Barnes

Mr. Charles F. Bates II

Mr. and Mrs. Gene K. Beare

Mr. and Mrs. Morton R. Bearman

Mr. and Mrs. Ted W. Beaty

Mr. and Mrs. James G. Berges

Mr. and Mrs. James K. Berthold

Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Betz

Mr. and Mrs. F. Gilbert Bickel III

Mrs. William H. Bixby Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Van-Lear Black III

Mr. Robert L. Blanke Jr.

Bradburn School Supply

Mrs. Donald N. Brandin

Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Branson

Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Bridgewater Jr.

Bristol-Myers Products

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis L. Brown

Mrs. James Barrett Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry G. Brown

Bryan Cave LLP

Mrs. Eugene H. Buder

Mr. and Mrs. Les Buechele

Bunge North America, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. August A. Busch III Charitable

Trust

Mr. Richard B. Bushnell

CPI Corporation

Mrs. Philip B. Cady

Mrs. George H. Capps

Mrs. Jack Cavin

Mrs. Mildred B. Chambers

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Chapman

Chase Packaging Company

Miss Adelaide Cherbonnier

The Chod Family Foundation

Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation

Ms. Maxine Clark and Mr. Robert Fox

Coin Acceptors, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Joel F. Cooley

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Cornelius

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cornwell Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Craig III

Mrs. John E. Curby

Estelle G. and David E. Dale

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Daniels

T. Danis Charitable Trust

Mr. and Mrs. George B. Desloge

Mrs. Joseph Desloge Jr.

Mrs. William L. Desloge

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Deutsch

Mrs. Eleanor W. Dewald

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. John N. Doggett Jr.

Mr. Duncan K. Dorris

Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. Drey

Drury Inns, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Dudley

Mrs. Dee William Eades

Echo Valley Foundation

Harry Edison Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Edwards IV

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Elliott Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey D. Ellis Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Elsesser Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Irl F. Engelhardt

Enterprise Bank & Trust

Marlyn and Alvyn V. Essman

Mr. and Mrs. David C. Farrell

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Finerty

Ms. Sue Fischlowitz and Mr. David Roberts

Mr. and Mrs. Clarke P. Fiske

Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Fister

Fleishman Hillard Inc.

Mr. Paul L. Flum

Mr. John H. Ford

Ford Motor Company

Ms. Gretta R. Forrester

Mr. and Mrs. Lucien R. Fouke Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Freschi

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey A. Friedman

Mr. and Mrs. Burton S. Gale

Dr. and Mrs. Ira Gall

Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Galt III

The Jeannette K. Gamble Charitable Trust

Gannett Foundation

Mrs. Claude F. Garesche

Mrs. Jean P. Gase

Catherine Manley Gaylord Foundation

Miss Elizabeth Gempp

General Motors Corp.

General Steel Industries

Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Genovese

Dr. and Mrs. Leigh S. Gerdine

Alvin Goldfarb Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin B. Goldman

The Honorable and Mrs. P. Wayne Goode

Mrs. Stanley J. Goodman

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gould

Miss Louise Goulding

The Graham Foundation

Group Health Plan

Guarantee Electrical Company

The Guller Foundation

Mrs. George F. Gunn Jr.

Mrs. Paul O. Hagemann

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Hayes III

Mr. Howard H. Hays and

Mrs. Susie Gudermuth

Mrs. Daniel Heagney

Mr. and Mrs. Harvard K. Hecker

Mrs. Edith Heidbreder

Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hendershott

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Henges

Mrs. G. Gordon Hertslet

Mrs. Harry J. Hippenmeyer

Mr. and Mrs. Wells A. Hobler

Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Holton

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur K. Howell Jr.

Mr. Julius K. Hunter

Joanne and Joel Iskiwitch

Jefferson Commission

Mrs. M. Matthews Jenks

Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Jensen

Mrs. James Lee Johnson

Mrs. James Lee Johnson Jr.

Mrs. Landon Y. Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Jones

Mrs. W. Boardman Jones Jr.

K-D Lamp Co.

KSD-FM

Melanie and Marvin Kaiser

The J.M. Kaplan Fund, Inc.

Mrs. Mary E. Kerckhoff

Mrs. Alfred H. Kerth III

Ms. Marcia M. Kerz

Mr. and Mrs. Luke Kissam

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Klingler

Mrs. Martin Kodner

Mr. and Mrs. Hal A. Kroeger Jr.

Mr. William A. Lang

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Latzer

Mrs. John C. Lebens

Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn L. Lefkowitz

Doris & David Lichtenstein Foundation

Reverend Joseph C. Lindell Jr.

Col. and Mrs. I.A. Long

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Longmire

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Lortz

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O. Losos

Ms. Christy Love

John Allan Love Charitable Foundation

Mrs. William McBride Love

Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Ludington

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Ludmerer

Mrs. Paul A. Lux

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Mahoney

Mrs. Ruth E. Marget

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Margulis

Mrs. James A. Maritz Jr.

Mrs. William E. Maritz

Mrs. Dorothy J. Martin

Mr. David W. Mason and Ms. Christine Buck

Mrs. Carroll S. Mastin

Margie Walcott May

McCarthy

Miss June E. McCarthy

Mr. Enos S. McClure

Mrs. James S. McDonnell

Mrs. Patricia W. McMillan

Mr. and Mrs. Sewell A. McMillan

Constance and John McPheeters

Medicine Shoppe International, Inc.

Membership Consultants

Mrs. Roswell Messing Jr.

MetLife Foundation

Millennium Communications Inc.

Mississippi River Transmission Corp.

Missouri Arts Council

Missouri Lewis and Clark Bicentennial

Commission

Mr. and Mrs. Alwal B. Moore

Mrs. Eleanor Moore

Mrs. John W. Moore

Mrs. H. Leighton Morrill

Mrs. J. Gerard Mudd Jr.

Dr. Julia K. Muller and

Mr. Earl K. Shreckengast

Catherine and Birch Mullins

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford W. Murphy

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick K. Murphy

Mrs. Don Carr Musick

Dr. Helen E. Nash

National Super Markets

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Navarre

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Nooney

Normandy Area Historical Association

Mariko A. Nutt

Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. O’Neill Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Gyo Obata

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Oertli

Mrs. Howard C. Ohlendorf

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Olin

Mr. and Mrs. Jules B. Orabka

Mr. and Mrs. Raoul Pantaleoni

Mr. Edwin Andrew Paradoski

Mr. and Mrs. Jules L. Pass

Dr. and Mrs. William A. Peck

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas G. Penniman IV

Mrs. C.K. Pennington Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Christian B. Peper

Pet, Inc. Library

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Peters II

Reverend Roy Pfautch

Eileen A. Pfeifer Trust

Mrs. Joyce S. Pillsbury

Cheryl D. and Charles E. Polk Jr.

Mrs. Miquette M. Potter

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mrs. A. Timon Primm III

Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Puleo Sr.

Mrs. Emily Rauh Pulitzer

Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Pulitzer

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Quenon

Mr. and Mrs. Rudyard K. Rapp

Mr. and Mrs. B. Franklin Rassieur Jr.

Visitors of all ages enjoyed book signings, a fashion

history presented by Catwalk Fashion Entertainment

Group and craft activities at the 2006 Holiday Fair.

Photographs by Cary Horton, Missouri Historical

Society.

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Mr. and Mrs. David J. Richardson

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ridgway

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry E. Ritter

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Roberts

Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation

Roosevelt Bank

Mr. and Mrs. George S. Rosborough Jr.

The G. Harig Ruenzi Family

Mr. and Mrs. Zsolt Rumy

Mrs. Dorothea B. Rupich

Ms. Diane Ryberg

SAFECO Insurance Company

St. Louis County Water Company

Saint Louis University

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Sauget

Mr. and Mrs. Gideon H. Schiller

Tom and Ulrike Schlafly

Mrs. Ben Schneiderman

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Schneithorst

Mrs. Donald O. Schnuck

Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Schott Jr.

Mrs. John M. Shoenberg

Society of Colonial Wars

Sonoco Graham Company

Mrs. C.C. Johnson Spink

Mrs. H.B. Spoehrer

Mr. Michael Staenberg

Mr. and Mrs. Elliot H. Stein

Miss Betty-Mae R. Stienhans

Mr. and Mrs. V. Raymond Stranghoener

Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Streett

Ms. Julia J. Stupp

Mr. and Mrs. R. Philip Stupp Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Stupp

Dr. Donald Suggs

Mr. Gregory A. Sullivan

Mr. and Mrs. Leif J. Sverdrup

Mrs. Frederick Swarts

John S. Swift Company, Inc.

Tabor Plastics

Mr. and Mrs. William K.Y. Tao

The Crawford Taylor Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Tegeler

Mr. and Mrs. Whitelaw T. Terry Jr.

Drs. Douglas and Ann Teske

Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Thomas Jr.

Mrs. Monte C. Throdahl

Mrs. Joseph W. Towle

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Trulaske Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. H. Edwin Trusheim

University of Missouri–St. Louis

Mary Ann and Michael Van Lokeren

Sandra and Virgil Van Trease

Ms. Elvira E. Vanek

Mrs. J. Terrell Vaughan

Mr. Gary F. Vincel

Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company

Anabeth C. and John D. Weil

Mr. Tom Weil

Lisa and Greg Wendt

The Western Group

Western Supplies Company

Wetterau Inc.

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Whitehead

Mr. and Mrs. O. Sage Wightman III

Donna Wilkinson

Estate of Alexander D. Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Keith P. Williams

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Winter

Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Wolff Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Woods

Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Woods

Ms. Chloe C. Woods-Ward

Dr. and Mrs. John A. Wright

Mark S. and Risa Zwerling Wrighton

Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Young Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis I. Zorensky

Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Zorensky

The gallery installation Life on the Plains, 1850–1905 featured numerous artifacts that highlighted American Indians, including (left to right on page 24):

an Osage split horn headdress, mid to late 19th century; a Plains culture storage or “possible” bag, made of buckskin with beading and quillwork,

horse hair and tin cone ornaments, 1890–1904; Northern Plains men’s dance moccasins, made of leather, glass beads, horse hair, tin cones and

quill wrapping, 1885–1893; and a Southern Plains doll dressed in deer hide dress with tall leggings, trade beads and thread, 1870–1890.

Photographs by Melinda Muirhead Smith and Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.

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Community Support 2006

Upper Level Members

We are grateful to the following members

for their leadership support in 2006:

Thomas Jefferson Society

President’s Circle

Individual

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer

Mrs. Margaret B. Grigg

Mr. and Mrs. E. Desmond Lee

Mrs. Stanley L. Lopata

Mr. and Mrs. James S. McDonnell III

Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Neidorff

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Orthwein Jr.

Mrs. Jane Hardesty Poole

Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Taylor

Corporate

Ameren Charitable Trust

Anheuser-Busch Companies

Centene Charitable Foundation

Emerson

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation

The Laclede Group

James S. McDonnell Family Foundation

Peabody Energy

Thomas Jefferson Society

Diamond

Individual

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Tschudy

Corporate

Dana Brown Charitable Trust

Gateway Foundation

Jordan Charitable Foundation

UMB Bank of St. Louis, N.A.

Thomas Jefferson Society

Platinum

Individual

Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Cahn

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kranzberg

Mr. and Mrs. Sanford N. McDonnell

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Navarre

Mrs. Joan Westin Wendt

Mr. and Mrs. W. Wayne Withers

Corporate

Bryan Cave LLP

E. Reuben and Gladys Flora Grant Charitable

Trust

William T. Kemper Foundation

Governor Matt Blunt, First Lady Melanie Blunt and their son joined us for a special ribbon

cutting ceremony on February 12, 2006, to mark the St. Louis debut of First Ladies: Political

Role & Public Image, developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History,

Behring Center, and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Artifact images courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Photograph by Kristi Foster.

Thomas Jefferson Society

Gold

Individual

Ms. Maxine Clark and Mr. Robert Fox

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Condie III

Dr. William H. Danforth

Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Eckelkamp Jr.

Miss Marian L. Herr

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen K. Lambright

Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn L. Lefkowitz

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Liddy

Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Rainwater

Mrs. Edward J. Schnuck

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Taylor

Corporate

Bakewell Trust

Employees Community Fund of Boeing

St. Louis

Maritz

U.S. Bancorp Foundation

Herbert A. and Adrian Woods Foundation

Thomas Jefferson Society

Silver

Individual

Mr. and Mrs. James G. Berges

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin F. Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Laurance L. Browning Jr.

Mrs. Marjorie C. Eddy

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Finerty

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Fox

Mr. and Mrs. Earle H. Harbison Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Hermann Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Johnston

Pat Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Klingler

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Knight

Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Liberman

Susan and David Mesker

Mr. and Mrs. I.E. Millstone

Mrs. Don Carr Musick

Reverend Roy Pfautch

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Piper

Mrs. Emily Rauh Pulitzer

Elizabeth and Richard Robb

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Roberts

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Shaughnessy

Mrs. Mary Strauss

Corporate

CBIZ

T. Danis Charitable Trust

David and Rachel Eidelman Family

Foundation

Thomas Jefferson Society

Patron

Individual

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Adam

Mr. and Mrs. J. Joe Adorjan

Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Altvater

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Ansehl

Dr. Robert R. Archibald

Mr. and Mrs. N.A. Arneson

Mr. and Mrs. Barry L. Babcock

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Bachmann

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin C. Bahle

Dr. and Mrs. Walter F. Ballinger II

Mr. Robert J. Baudendistel

Terry and Roger Beachy

Mr. and Mrs. Morton R. Bearman

Mr. and Mrs. Ted W. Beaty

Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Bick

Mr. and Mrs. F. Gilbert Bickel III

Mr. and Mrs. Van-Lear Black III

Mrs. Donald N. Brandin

Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Branson

Ms. Cynthia J. Brinkley

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry G. Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Les Buechele

Mrs. Jane S. Burke

Mr. and Mrs. August A. Busch III

Prof. Eugene A. Carroll

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Chod

Mr. and Mrs. Joel F. Cooley

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Cornelius

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cornwell Jr.

Mrs. Donald Danforth Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Daniels

Ms. Beth Davis

Mr. and Mrs. George B. Desloge

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor S. Desloge

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Desloge Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl K. Dille

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Disbrow

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. John N. Doggett Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Dolson

Mr. William Donius

Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Dudley

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Edwards III

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Edwards IV

Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey D. Ellis Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Elsesser Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Irl F. Engelhardt

Marlyn and Alvyn V. Essman

Mr. and Mrs. David C. Farrell

Ms. Dorothy M. Fleck

Ms. Gretta R. Forrester

Mr. and Mrs. Lucien R. Fouke Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Freschi

Gloria J. Freund

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Fromm

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Fulstone

Dr. and Mrs. Ira Gall

Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Galt III

Nancy and Walter Galvin

Mrs. Jean P. Gase

Mr. and Mrs. Warren J. Gelman

Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Genovese

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Gleason

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence K. Goering

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin B. Goldman

The Honorable and Mrs. P. Wayne Goode

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Guller

Mr. Frank J. Guyol III

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hardin

Mr. and Mrs. Harvard K. Hecker

Dr. and Mrs. S. Allen Heininger

Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Hermann Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. William Holekamp

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Mrs. C. Ray Holman

Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Holton

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Howe III

Ms. Margie Imo

Ms. Marjorie M. Ivey

Franklin Jacobs and Marylen Mann Jacobs

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Jaudes

Mrs. M. Matthews Jenks

Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Jensen

Mrs. James Lee Johnson Jr.

Mrs. Landon Y. Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Jones

Mrs. W. Boardman Jones Jr.

Ms. Susan M. Joynt

Susan and Stuart Keck

Mr. and Mrs. Warren G. Keinath Jr.

Jo Ann Taylor Kindle

Mr. and Mrs. S. Lee Kling

Dr. and Mrs. Wilfred R. Konneker

Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas T. Kouchoukos

Mr. F. Holmes Lamoreux

Ms. Julia M. Lamy

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Landesman

Mr. and Mrs. Clinton W. Lane

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Langsam

Mr. and Mrs. Steven F. Leer

Reverend Joseph C. Lindell Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. L. Max Lippman Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Longmire

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O. Losos

Mrs. Paul A. Lux

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Macek

Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Maggiorotto

Mr. and Mrs. Redmund A. McCowen

Mrs. James S. McDonnell

Miss Phyllis McPheeters

Susan and David Mesker

Mrs. Roswell Messing Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson L. Miller

Mrs. Hubert C. Moog

Mrs. Eleanor Moore

Mrs. H. Leighton Morrill

Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan Morrill Jr.

Mr. Ed Morrissey

Catherine and Birch Mullins

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford W. Murphy

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick K. Murphy

Mrs. Gladys H. Myles

Mrs. John C. Naylor

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Nouss

Mr. and Mrs. Gyo Obata

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Oertli

Mrs. William J. Oetting

Mr. and Mrs. Jules L. Pass

Ms. Patricia E. Payton

Dr. and Mrs. William A. Peck

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Peters II

Cheryl D. and Charles E. Polk Jr.

Dr. James Neal Primm

Mr. and Mrs. B. Franklin Rassieur Jr.

Freda and Harry Rich

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Richardson

Mr. and Mrs. Veryl L. Riddle

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Riggs Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry E. Ritter

Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Roberts Sr.

Laura L. Rogers and Tom Alexander

Dr. and Mrs. Darryl A. Ross

Mr. and Mrs. Einar S. Ross

The G. Harig Ruenzi Family

Mr. and Mrs. Zsolt Rumy

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rusnack

Ms. Elizabeth M. Russell

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Sauget

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Schiele

Mrs. Daniel L. Schlafly

Tom and Ulrike Schlafly

Mr. and Mrs. Craig D. Schnuck

Mrs. Donald O. Schnuck

Julie and Todd Schnuck

Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Schnuck

Dr. and Mrs. Perry Schoenecker

Mr. Dwight T. Seward

Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Shaughnessy

Charles and Joan Sheppard

Mr. G. Robert Sido

Alvin and Ruth Siteman

Mrs. Robert Brookings Smith

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Snowden Jr.

Mrs. Roberta W. Sprich

Mr. Michael Staenberg

Mrs. Audrey J. Steinfeld

Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Stolz

Mr. and Mrs. V. Raymond Stranghoener

Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Streett

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Stupp Jr.

Ms. Julia J. Stupp

Mr. and Mrs. R. Philip Stupp Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Stupp

Dr. Donald Suggs

Mr. Gregory A. Sullivan

Mr. and Mrs. William K.Y. Tao

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Tegeler

Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Thomas Jr.

Ms. Nancy H. Thompson

Mrs. Monte C. Throdahl

Mr. Barrett A. Toan and Ms. Polly O’Brien

Mr. and Mrs. H. Edwin Trusheim

Mary Ann and Michael Van Lokeren

Sandra and Virgil Van Trease

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Weil

Mr. Tom Weil

Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Wentzien

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Whitehead

Mr. and Mrs. O. Sage Wightman III

Donna Wilkinson

Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Wilkinson Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Williams Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Woods

Ms. Chloe C. Woods-Ward

Mark S. and Risa Zwerling Wrighton

Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Zorensky

Corporate

Belden Technologies, Inc.

Bunge North America, Inc.

DRS Technology, Inc.

Educational Entomology

Fru-Con

Alvin Goldfarb Foundation

J.W. Terrill

Doris & David Lichtenstein Foundation

Pulaski Bank

Reuters America, Inc.

Stupp Bros. Bridge & Iron Co. Foundation

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Sponsoring

AAA Auto Club

AMS Automotive

Dr. and Mrs. Jorge M. Alegre

Ms. Marianne Allgaier

Mrs. A. Donald Anderson

Argo Products Company

Mr. and Mrs. Adrian N. Baker II

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barley

Mr. Donald H. Bergmann

Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Bobak

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Browning

Natalie K. Clapp and Richard Swatek

Dr. and Mrs. Dennis F. Cloud

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Craig III

Mrs. Bertram B. Culver Jr. and

Mr. Bertram B. Culver III

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Duesenberg

Mr. and Mrs. Lee P. Durham

Mr. Dennis Dvorachek

Mr. Steve Edison

Kathi and Ken Ellis

Brian and Christine Elsesser

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fabick

Mr. and Mrs. Burton S. Gale

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gould

Ms. Cornelia M. Green

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hawes

Mrs. Daniel Heagney

Mrs. Harry J. Hippenmeyer

Mr. Julius K. Hunter

Mr. and Mrs. William W. James

Mr. and Mrs. Don Kaffenberger

Melanie and Marvin Kaiser

Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Kornblet

Mr. and Mrs. Keith T. Kowalczyk

Mrs. Winston W. Kratz Jr.

Patti and Thom Lewis

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Liese

Mr. and Mrs. John Marcus

Constance and John McPheeters

Millennium Communications Inc.

Mrs. J.F. Gerard Mudd

Dr. and Mrs. Philip Needleman

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Nelson

Mrs. Marcia T. Osborne

Mr. and Mrs. B. Gregory Paulus

Susan and Don Poling

Mr. and Mrs. T. Randolph Potter Jr.

Mrs. A. Timon Primm III

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Quenon

Ann and Stephen Rackers

St. Louis Electrical Connection

Mr. and Mrs. Gideon H. Schiller

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Schloeman

Ms. Deborah A. Seidel

Mr. and Mrs. Marc A. Seldin

Karen and Jim Shaughnessy

Ms. Helen R. Sprague

Miss Betty-Mae R. Stienhans

Tabor Plastics

Miss Phyllis R. Tirmenstein

Mr. James P. Tobin and Ms. V.E. Heagney

Michelle and Steven Trulaske

Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Wolff Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Young Jr.

The summer of 2006 was the “Summer of Ben” at the Missouri History Museum, as people

came from far and wide to view Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World, which

was open from June 12 through September 4. Special Franklin programming was held

throughout the year, including a “Ben Franklin Kite Day”; a Benjamin Franklin stamp

unveiling, sponsored by the United States Postal Service and MHS; a celebration in honor

of Franklin’s 300th birthday; a Members’ Premiere of Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a

Better World; “Franklin Family Fun Day”; and the play Ben Franklin Abolitionist?

Photographs by Eoin Sharkey, Kristi Foster and Cary Horton, Missouri Historical Society.


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Sustaining

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Ackerman

Ms. Marlyn Adderton

Mrs. Dorothy L. Ahern

Mr. Scott J. Anderson and

Ms. Robin A. Weinberg

Mr. and Mrs. G. Thomas Andes

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur I. Auer

Mr. Ramon Bahl

Ms. Karen R. Bales

Mrs. William E. Ball

Mr. and Mrs. Grady W. Balthrop

Ms. Mary Bannister

Mr. Russell E. Barden

The Honorable and Mrs. John Baricevic

Mrs. William Barnes

Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Barthold

Ms. Margaret L. Baumann

Mr. Raymond G. Beachler

Frances Berger

Mr. and Mrs. James K. Berthold

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Beuerlein

Ms. Jean Bitting

Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Blackmore

Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bliss

Dr. John J. Bonacorsi

Mr. and Mrs. Edmund J. Boyce Jr.

Adrian Bracy

Gene Dobbs Bradford

Kathleen and James Brickey

Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Bridgewater Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Brockhaus

Mrs. Grace R. Brod

Ms. Mary E. Brucker

Ms. Teresa A. Bryce

The Donald H. and Mary Jane Buchanan

Foundation

Drs. Kathleen and Richard Bucholz

Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Bucknell

Louise and Vincent Burke

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Burst

Carol A. and John C. Cary

Patricia and David Cassens

Barry T. Cervantes

Denise and J. Stephen Chachere

Mary and Robert Ciapciak

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Claypool

Miss Mary F. Clifford

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Costello Jr.

Ms. S. Brooks Critchfield and Mr. Sanjay Jain

Mr. Charles E. Crump

Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Cruncleton

Ms. Joanne H. Curran

Mr. and Mrs. R. Hal Dean

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Deutsch

Mr. George L. Diederich

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Donnell

Ms. Margaret Donnelly and Dr. David Riedel

Dr. Victoria Dorr

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Louis Drury Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Dwyer Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Q. Ebanues

Mrs. Jack E. Edlin

Dr. William L. Elder

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Ernst

Mrs. Jane B. Evans

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Favazza

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Ferring IV

Sharon and Dale Fiehler

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Finch

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Firestone

Ms. H. Jill Fivecoat

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D. Flatness

Mr. William F. Forsyth

Joy C. and Chester L. Fox

Mr. and Mrs. C.K. Poe Fratt

Dr. Terry and Mr. Stanley Freerks

General Motors Corp.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. George

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Giraud

Dr. and Mrs. Henry Givens Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Goltzman

Edna Mae and Maurice Graham

Joyce and Morton Green

Mr. Michael L. Gross

Drs. Brenda Grossman and Steve Brody

Ms. Marilyn Haberle

Ms. Elizabeth Halpin

Mr. R.G. Hanssen

Mr. Michael Heinz

Mr. and Mrs. J. Philip Hellwege

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hershey

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce S. Higginbotham

Tina and Bill Hillebrandt

Mrs. Doris W. Hinkle

Mr. and Mrs. David K. Hopson

Mr. and Mrs. J. Joseph Horan

Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Horner

Mr. and Mrs. Venable Houts

Miss Ann Hubel

Dr. Sheila Humphreys

Gregory J. Hutchings

Lisa and Christopher Imbs

Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Jackson Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest G. Jaworski

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Johans

Georgann and William Johnson

Dr. Endsley Terrence Jones and

Dr. Lois H. Pierce

Ms. Nancy Kalishman

Ms. Nancy Keefer

An enthusiastic crowd joined in on the fun when the St. Louis African Chorus

performed in the museum’s MacDermott Grand Hall in February 2006.

Photograph by Erwin Tyson.

Mr. Dennis C. Kelly

Mr. Roger Kepner

Ms. Marcia M. Kerz

Dr. and Mrs. James R. Kimmey

Ms. Christin Klaber

Carol and Ward Klein

Christine and Donald Klinger

Glenda and Donald Klingsick

Mrs. William S. Knowles

Dr. and Mrs. Paul F. Knubley

Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Koch

Kohler Print Group

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Koplar

Mrs. Mindy Krawiecki

Dr. and Mrs. James K. Lahr

Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis W. Lambert

Ms. Teresa A. Lane

Ms. Deborah LaVelle

Ms. Betty R. Lee

Ms. Linda S. Legg

Ronald D. and Toni E. Leidenfrost

Mr. and Mrs. James Lewis

Ruth and Floyd Lewis

Tec and Jim Leyerle

Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Lucy

Mr. Norman F. Mack ^

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mallon

Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Martin

Ms. Linda M. Martinez

Mr. Robert M. Mayer

Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. McAlpin

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey McDonnell

Mr. and Mrs. John K. McGuire

Mrs. William B. McMillan Jr.

Ms. Beronica Mead

Membership Consultants

Cynthia and Walter Metcalfe

Mr. and Mrs. Leo H. Ming Jr.

Mr. Stephen M. Moerlein

Mr. and Mrs. Alwal B. Moore

Ms. Jeanne Morrel-Franklin

Mr. Paul J. Morris

Dr. Julian C. Mosley

Mr. and Mrs. Eric P. Newman

Karen and Russ Norwood

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Novack

Jody and Thomas Nowotny

Rhoda and Sam Nussbaum

Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. O’Brien

Anita and John O’Connell

Mrs. James M. O’Flynn

Sima and Michael Oberlander

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Orf Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. James B. Orthwein

Dr. Robert and Mrs. Jane K. Paine

Mrs. Virginia S. Panton

Dr. Lillian Parks

Vera R. and Harrison W. Parsh

Mrs. Kathryn Parsons

Mr. William Paulic and Ms. Barbara Kay

Mrs. Jean M. Pennington

Barbara and Christian Peper

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Phelps

Dr. Nanette Philibert

Dr. and Mrs. Gordon W. Philpott

Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Piening

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Pilant

Lydia and Kenneth Polonsky

Marleen and William Popovic

Mr. Thomas C. Porter

Vickie and Edward Powers

Reverend Maurice J. Quilligan

Linda and Grier Raclin

Mr. David M. Rae Jr.

Madeline and Sid Raile

Mr. and Mrs. Rudyard K. Rapp

Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Reay

Linda and Jim Reed

Ms. Celeste M. Reisch

Dr. and Mrs. Philip L. Robbins

Mr. John M. Robinson III

Miss Jeannette C. Rodemyer

Mr. and Mrs. A. Charles Roland III

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Roth

Mr. Charles M. Ruprecht

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Ruwitch Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius F. Ryan

Mr. Robert F. Sager

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald S. Saks

Mr. Robert Scarry

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E.S. Schmid

Mrs. Ben Schneiderman

Kathleen and William Schnyder

Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin D. Schwartz

Mr. Russell K. Scott

Claudia and Richard Seifert

Senco Corporation

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shanahan Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. William Shearburn

Dr. Paul J. Sheehan

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Shelton

Ruth and Harold Sher

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Sherwood

Judith and Jackson Shinkle

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson J. Shinkle Jr.

Jane and Kurt Shrum

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Sicard

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Siler

Mrs. George B. Sloan

Ms. Sarah B. Smith and Mr. Richard Fleming

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Sneeringer

Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Sohn

Dr. John Sopuch

Leslie and Peter Sortino

Mr. and Mrs. Hans Springer

Mr. Richard T. Stith Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Stuhl

Mr. Randall K. Sutton

John S. Swift Company, Inc.

Mary Ann and James D. Switzer

Ms. Peggy Symes

Rabbi Susan Talve

Mr. R. David Taylor

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Tebbetts

Mrs. Frank A. Thompson Jr.

Mrs. Merilyn B. Thompson

Trio Printing

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart R. Trottmann Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Uhlemeyer

Mr. Marc Vanacht and Ms. Sally Metz

Mr. A. Paul Vance

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Virtel

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Visnovske

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Voelkel

Mr. Hoyt W. Wallace

Mr. Donald I. Weaver

Mr. Eugene R. Wehking

Mr. Bernard W. Weitzman

Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Wiese

Ericca and Keith Willis

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Winter

D. Lynn and Daniel R. Witthaus

Mr. Timothy R. Wolf

Mr. and Mrs. Alwyn E. Wolfarth

Mr. David E. Wolfersberger

Mr. John Wosman

Mr. and Mrs. Ron L. Yates

Thomas Zeller and Patricia Wycoff

Mr. Kent Zimmerman

Mr. and Mrs. Lon D. Zimmerman

Mrs. Louis I. Zorensky

Nancy and Budimir Zvolanek

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^ deceased


MHS Annual Report 2006 / Community Support MHS Annual Report 2006 / Community Support

The Chouteau Society In-kind Contributions Corporate Matching

Gifts

We are grateful to those who have made a

bequest or other planned gift to benefit the

Missouri Historical Society:

Anonymous (2)

Mr. and Mrs. Dominick A. Alessi

Mrs. Audrey M. Baebler

Mrs. William Maffitt Bates Jr.

Prof. Eugene A. Carroll

Mr. and Mrs. Joel F. Cooley

Mr. Joseph E. Corrigan

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. John N. Doggett Jr.

Gwendoline M. (Gwen) Dressel

Dr. Dorothy Feir

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Fulstone

Mr. and Mrs. Ted L. Goedecke

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Goerke

Mrs. Margaret Blanke Grigg

Mr. Eugene E. Guttin

Miss Marian L. Herr

Mrs. Albert Kirchhoefer

Mr. and Mrs. E. Desmond Lee

Sally G. Lefler

Reverend Joseph C. Lindell Jr.

Mr.^ and Mrs. Stanley L. Lopata

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Louer

Mr. Norman Mack^

Mrs. Betsy J. Maier

Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson L. Miller

Ms. Mariko A. Nutt

Mr.^ and Mrs. Jules B. Orabka

Mrs. Jane Hardesty Poole

The G. Harig Ruenzi Family

Mrs. Ben Schneiderman

Audrey and John^ Steinfeld

Mrs. Amy Penn Wayman^

Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Wilkinson Jr.

Mr. Edward H. Young^

^ deceased

We are grateful to these donors of in-kind

goods and services in 2006:

AAA Auto Club

Bryan Cave LLP

Educational Entymology Consultants, Inc.

Emerson

KEZK 102.5

Tao Lee Associates

Trio Printing

Estate Distributions

We are grateful for these distributions from

estates and trusts in 2006:

Edward L. Bakewell Jr. Charitable Lead Trust

William K. Bixby Charitable Trust

Susan and H.L. Buder Trust

Jeannette K. Gamble Charitable Trust

Stanley L. Lopata Revocable Trust

Eileen A. Pfeifer Trust

Mrs. Gloria Powers Trust

Estate of Mr. William L. Tybura

Estate of Mr. Edward H. Young

We are grateful to the following organizations

for providing support in 2006 through their

employee matching gift programs:

AAA Auto Club

AIG, Inc.

AT&T Foundation Matching Funds

ATS

Aetna Foundation, Inc.

Air Products Foundation

Bank of America

Boeing Gift Matching Program

Brown Shoe Company, Inc.

Bunge North America, Inc.

Chicago Tribune Foundation

Chubb & Sons Matching Gifts Program

Citigroup Foundation

Emerson

Energizer

Exxon Co. USA Matching Funds

Federated Department Stores Foundation

First Data Corporation

GannettMatch

Georgia-Pacific Corporation

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation

Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co.

Home Depot Foundation

IBM International Foundation

Key Foundation

Maritz Inc.

MasterCard International, Inc.

McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Merck Company Matching Gift Program

Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation

Monsanto Company

Norfolk Southern Foundation

Northern Trust Charitable Trust

PPG Industries Foundation

Pfizer Foundation

Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Program

Reuters America, Inc.

SAP

SBC Matching Gift Program

Sara Lee Foundation

TALX Corporation

Tenet Healthcare Foundation

Tripos, Inc.

Tyco Healthcare/Mallinckrodt

U.S. Bancorp Foundation

USG Foundation, Inc.

Unilever United States Foundation, Inc.

Union Pacific Foundation Corporation

WellPoint Foundation

Donors of

Operating Support

We are grateful to the following organizations and

individuals for contributions and grants providing

significant support in 2006 for the operating

programs of the Missouri Historical Society:

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Exhibitions

American Visions of Liberty & Freedom

The Stanley and Lucy Lopata Foundation

Baseball As America

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Sauget

Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World

Ameren Charitable Trust

Centene Charitable Foundation

E. Reuben and Gladys Flora Grant

Charitable Trust

Noémi and Michael F. Neidorff

Peabody Energy

Flight City: St. Louis Takes to the Air

Mr. and Mrs. James S. McDonnell III

James S. McDonnell Family Foundation

Take Flight! Kiosks

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Lewis & Clark:

The National Bicentennial Exhibition

Presenting Sponsor

Emerson

Supporting Sponsor

Anheuser-Busch Foundation

The 1904 World’s Fair:

Looking Back at Looking Forward

The Laclede Group

UMB Bank of St. Louis, N.A.

Shifting Gears: The Automobile Industry in

St. Louis, 1890–1930

AAA

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Brauer

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation

Seeger Toyota

Facilities

Jefferson Memorial Building Façade Lighting

Gateway Foundation

General Operations

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin C. Bahle

Mrs. Charlene Behymer

Ellen Dubinsky and Dory Mathews

Mr. Timothy Feager

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence K. Goering

Mr. Peter S. Goltra

Ms. Augusta Green

Teresa and George Hodak

Lisa and Christopher Imbs

Mrs. Landon Y. Jones

Mary Ranken Jordan and Ettie A. Jordan

Charitable Foundation

Ms. Karen Kalish

Dr. and Mrs. Paul F. Knubley

Maritz Inc.

Justin J. and Anna P. McCarthy

Betty and Jack McDowell

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Orthwein Jr.

Edith and Robert Owen

Reuters America, Inc.

Mrs. Jan Rothermich

Delores and Leon Rouse

Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Siebert

Spanish Lake Historical Society

Ms. Barbara Steinbach

Rabbi Susan Talve

Ms. Pam R. Toder

Mr. William H. Trefts III

U.S. Bancorp Foundation

Herbert A. and Adrian Woods Foundation

Mr. Mike Wroblewski

Ms. Linda M. Young

Library and Archives

Encapsulate and Rehouse 1905 St. Louis

Plat Books

Edward L. Bakewell Jr. Charitable Lead Trust

John Franklin Hardesty, M.D., Memorial

Jane Hardesty Poole

Internship

Normandy Area Historical Association

Preservation of the Kay Lennon Film Collection

National Film Preservation Foundation

Louisiana Purchase Transfer Collection, The

Clark Family Collection, The Meriwether

Lewis Collection, The Thomas Jefferson

Collection and The Luttig Journal

Save America’s Treasures —

National Endowment for the Humanities

Microfilm Collection: Herstory, Women and

Health/Mental Illness, and Women and Law

in Honor of Laura Rand Orthwein Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Orthwein Jr.

U.S. Representative Richard A. Gephardt’s

Congressional Papers

Institute of Museum and Library Services —

Congressionally Directed Award

Programming

Art and History Intertwined with Edwina Sandys

William T. Kemper Foundation

Field Trip Sponsorship

United Way of Greater St. Louis

History Happened Here: Jewish History Project

Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Cahn

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kranzberg

National Council of the Lewis & Clark

Bicentennial

Currents of Change Signature Event

Mr. and Mrs. E. Desmond Lee

Race, Power & Money Series

Saint Louis University

University of Missouri–St. Louis

Reading Bias/Writing Tolerance: Using History’s

Powerful Stories (In Partnership with the

St. Louis Office of the Anti-Defamation League)

Dana Brown Charitable Trust

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Second Sunday Celebrations

Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis

Research

Teaching American History Grant

U.S. Department of Education through the

Cooperating School District

A special acknowledgment for the generous

support of the Citizens of St. Louis City and

St. Louis County through the Metropolitan

Zoological Park and Museum District


MHS Annual Report 2006 / Community Support MHS Annual Report 2006 / Community Support

Volunteers and Interns

During 2006, we were fortunate to receive

many hours of assistance from MHS volunteers

and interns, as well as volunteers from Arts

Commandos and St. Louis CARES. We are

grateful for everyone’s support:

Volunteers

Jacquelyn Abernathy

Kayt Acton

Siegfried Adler

Pat Anderson

Thomas Archer

Larry Arendes

Nancy Arendes

Sarah Babington

Martha Barthel

Mary Beth Barutio

Jane Beatty

Barbara Beauzethier

Sue Benkert

Joyce Berney

Paul Berney

Chris Blanton

Virgie Blue

Suzanne Booth

Suzanne Bossung

Alicia Boyd

Ken Branson

Rosalie Brasch

Fred Brot

André Brown

Mattietta Bryant-McIntosh

Vernon Buckner

Duane Bude

Sharon Burgeois

Jacques Burgess

Kendra Burrack

Gene Carroll

Lisa Chassaing

Thomas Cini

Delores Clayton

Juanita Clayton

Jim Clement

George Clough

Thomas Collins

Sheila Condon

Chiara Corbetta

Daniela Cusumano

Ashley Davidson

Jean Dean

Josephine Delkeskamp

Taylor Desloge

Morton Deutch

Mary Ellen Dick

Gwen Dressel

Shirley Durfee

Mary Ebbesmeyer

Quinn Eggesiecker

Mark Eisenberg

Lee Erickson

Carol Erwine

Joan Filiatreau

Alpha Finklang

Frank Finklang

Erin FitzGerald

Theresa Fitzgerald

Frank Foley

Walt Fontane

Carol Forsyth

Edward Forsyth

Yelena Francis

Florence Frank

Larry Franke

Joan Friedla

Jessica Friedlander

Karen Frome

Carlene Fullerton

Courtney Fusz

Erin Galle

Robert H. Garfield

Allen Gerdes

Jim Gilligan

Sarah Goudy

Ralleigh Grandberry III

Daniel Gravens

Aline Gray

Myron Griesheim

Sharolyn Griesheim

Flavia Gronski

Walt Gronski

Richard Grossheider

Esther Guebert

Alden Hacker

Frances Hall

Marcella Harding

Terry Harris

Nancy Hartmann

Veronica Harvey

Cindy Hauri

Helen Havlak

Katherine Heidemann

Martha Henderson

Marian Herr

Maureen Higgins

Charles Hill

Dorothy Hitt

Jack Hitt

Rosemary Hopkins

Pam Horn

Paul Huffman

Patricia Hutton

Patricia Jacobi

Claire Jacobs

Jack Jaworski

Nijah Johnson

Daphne Jones

Geraldine Jones

Rose Marie Karius

Judith Kaufman

Maryann Keeffe

Barbara Kelley

Mary Joan Kenny

Joel Kent

Larry Kent

Jeri A. Kincade

Pat Kirchoff

Beatrice Klingel

Barbara Kodner

Sally Kopman

Jeffrey Kopolow

Margaret Kraeuchi

Kelly Kreft

Hobart Kropp

Dave Krueger

Catherine Kupiec

Rama Lakshmi

Ann Lenga

Melinda Leonard

Norma Leuthauser

Zhaochun Li

Haley Licata

Beverly Logan

Andrea Lowe

Gloria Lubowitz

Robert Matteuzzi

Orville Meyer

Rae Meyer

Dorothy Meyerson

Anthony Million

Synthia Mimms-Hines

Danielle Mintzlaff

Lee Morrison

Gale Murphy

Constance Myles

Doris Nance

Vincent Nance

Jacque Nodell

Suzanne Novoselac

Elizabeth O’Dell

Barbara O’Flynn

Maryann O’Keefe

Mary Oberlies

Margaret Oppenheimer

Maizie Orr

Munnie Pacino

Helen Pfeifer

Jill Phillips

Janelle Pisarik

Jeanne Rabbitt

Susan Rechter

Peter Rein

Gail Reissen

Nianna Rice

Mary Lou Roche

Constance Roeder

Antonette (Toni) Roser

Alyse Rothrock

Mary Ann Ruffin

Chris Ruiz

Arthur Santen

Susan Santen

Mickey Schreiner

Joyce Schubert

Anne Schuermann

Cheryl Schumacher

Rebecca Seatle

Loretta Seltzer

Marvin Sher

Erin Silva

Kathleen Simons

Wendy Simpson

Katherine Smerek

Jimmy Smotherman

Shirley Snitzer

Dick Sokol

Richard Sokol

Donald Spitzmiller

Judith Spitzmiller

Glenn Sprehe

Laura Stadelman

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Ray Steinnerd

Sue Steinnerd

Andrew Stevenson

Allen Stoll

Jordan Stone

Peggy Striler

Calvin B. Stuart

Douglas Sutton

Melvin Tash

Merilyn Thompson

Tami Thompson

Kay Thurman

Manfred Thurmann

Gladys Tolley

Brian Towns

Leah Trimble

Barbara Turner

David Turner

Branka Vidic

Edward Vinson

Richard Wall

Gale Walton

Brandon Ward

Margaret Wayne

Sanford Weissman

Kathryn Wendel

Rosemary Westcott

Miriam Whatly

Jack Whitted

Joan Wiesehan

Harlie Wilson

Jonathan Wilson

Joyce Wilson

Pat Wilson

Tom Wohlschlaeger

Bret Wolfe

Chris Wollbrink

Vicki Woods

Jennifer Yackley

Edward Zobel

Interns

Joseph Beilein

Michael Bell Jr.

Lauren Bernstein

Robin Beuerlein

Judd Dolin

Theresa Fitzgerald

Sarah Goudy

Aline Gray

Craig Hadley

Carley Hartz

Katherine Heidemann

Paul Huffman

Joel Kent

Allison Koontz

Kelly Kreft

Alison Kurth

Rama Lakshmi

Melinda Leonard

Zhaochun Li

Haley Licata

Andrea Lowe

Millie McClintock

Anthony Million

Mary K. Oberlies

Elizabeth Pickard

Janelle Pisarek

Jean Rabbitt

Alyse Rothrock

Erin Silva

Allen Stoll

Jordan Stone

Sarika Talve-Goodman

Lauren Tissi

Brandon Ward

Miriam Whatley


MHS Annual Report 2006 / Community Support MHS Annual Report 2006 / Community Support

Donors to the Collections

Mr. Benjamin Allen

Mr. Richard Ampleman

Lynn and Steve Anderson

Archaeological Research of St. Louis

Dr. Robert R. Archibald

Mr. William Cameron Barker

Ms. Janet Barnes

Mr. Morton R. Bearman

Mrs. Earl Becker

Mrs. Janice Bender

Mrs. Frieda Friedman Bernstein

Mrs. Amy J. Berra

Mr. Ralph J. Bettlach

Dr. Sarah Boggs

Mrs. Thelma Strothers Boone

Mr. Clifford Boram

Ms. Virginia Boucher

Phyllis and George Bouckaert

Mr. Gregory David Bourland

Mr. Robert C. Bown

Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Branson

Mr. Clark Britton

Ms. Mary Louise Brown

Mrs. C. Jane Buckles

Ms. Joan Burdeshaw

Canterbury Shaker Village

Nikki Caplan Endowment Fund

Mr. Gene Carroll

Ms. Jorine Caruso

Mrs. Charlotte Catts

Mr. J.A. Chenault Jr.

City of St. Louis

Mrs. Katherine M. Claggett

Ms. Carole Cohen

Mr. Gerald Cohen

Ms. Carolyn B. Cowart-Vivona

Ms. Daniella Cowle

Mr. Arthur Cross

Ms. Wilma Jean Crotty

Mrs. Mary B. Cunningham

Ms. Priscilla Cunningham

Ms. Sandra Dannehold

Ms. Carol Davidson

Mrs. Harriet Arey Davidson

Ms. Margo Decker

Ms. Joyce Deckman

Mr. R. Dean Denton

Mrs. Mary Deppe

Ms. Gloria E. Dettleff

Mr. Joseph Devine

Ms. Virginia E. Dieckgrafe

Mr. Earl Dille

Mr. Joseph Dobronski

Mr. Burt Dodson Jr.

Mr. Robert M. Doerr

Mr. Vernon Doll

Mr. George P. Dorris III

Ms. Eloi Doss

Ms. Patricia Haper Drake

Mr. Andre Dufresne

The Honorable Thomas F. Eagleton

Ms. Katherine Egan

Estes Park Museum

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Fair St. Louis Foundation

Ms. Joanne Fehling

Fenton Historical Society

Mr. Emil W. Fett

Ms. Ina Fiorita

Mr. Glenn E. Fischer

Dr. Linda A. Fisher Estate

Mr. Ed Foote

Mr. Colin Forbes

Mrs. Guy S. Forcier

Mrs. William C. Fordyce

Mr. Walter Fox

Ms. Florence Frank

Ms. Sandra L. Geer

The Honorable Richard A. Gephardt

Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery

Ms. Muriel C. Gilberg

Ms. Carolyn Gilman

Mr. Bob Goldschmidt

Ms. Edna Campos Gravenhorst

Ms. Jean Gray

Ms. Margaret Griffin

Mr. Nathaniel M. Griffin

Mr. David Gulick

Mrs. Joyce Littell Hamilton

Mrs. Bonnie Hana

Frances Frakes Hansen Estate

Ms. Sylvia Hardy

Marilyn and John Harlan

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Hayes

Mr. Gregory C. Hayward

Ms. Ann A. Hecathorn

Ms. Mary L. Heeren

Ms. Karen Heet

Ms. Marilyn Heldman, Ph.D.

Miss Marian Herr

Mr. Charles D. Herwig

Mr. Gary Higgs

Ms. Stacey Hodge

Mr. Paul Huffman

Mr. Julius K. Hunter

Mr. William C. Jackson Jr.

Mr. Ivan C. James

Mrs. Margaret Janku

Millie L. Johanningmeier, PFLAG —

St. Louis Chapter

Ms. Sally Curby Johnston

Mr. Edward B. Kaye

Ms. Sue Ann Keck

Mr. Douglas Kemp

Mrs. Diana Kiernan

Mr. Stephen Kinsey

Mr. Don Klusmeier

Mr. Theodore Laboube Jr.

Mrs. Betty Lafser

Mr. Hugh K. Lambert

Mr. George W. Lang II

Mr. Clifford W. Lanham

Lansing Historical Museum

Mr. Parker Laverty

League of Women Voters

Ms. Kathleen J. Lee

Mr. Joe Light

Mr. Harold Linder

Mr. Richard A. Lohman

Dr. and Mrs. Antonio I. Longrais

Mr. Benjamin M. Looker

Mr. Daniel D. Macbeth

Mr. Norman F. Mack

Sue and Don Markowski

Mr. Bennie Martin

Mr. Greg Mathis

Mr. Patrick McAnany

Sr. Joan McDermott

Mrs. Odile Stewart Mecker

Midwest Jesuit Archives

Mr. Joseph R. Miles

Mr. Stephen Miller

Mr. Donald Mincke

Missouri Arts Council

Ms. Shirley Mohr

Ms. Eleanor Johnson Moore

Mr. Ralph Stephen Mueller

Ms. Margaret Mullenschlader

Museum of Transportation

Dr. Rosanne Naunheim

Nebraska State Historical Society

Mr. Paul C. Neuenkirk

Mr. Paul Neuenkirk Sr.

Ms. Elizabeth Nichols

Mr. Lee I. Niedringhaus

Christopher A. Nordmann, Ph.D.

Normandy Area Historical Association

Dennis Northcott

Lynn and Norm Obermoeller

Mr. Patrick J. Oliver

Mrs. Margaret C. Oppenheimer

Joanne and Henry Parrish

Ms. Evelyn Patterson

Mrs. Joanne Owens Pierce

Mrs. Jane Hardesty Poole

Ms. Charlene Prost

Mr. Rowan Raftery

Ms. Mary Funsten Reed

Marcella and Dorothy Rinderer

Mr. Gregg Ripp

Mr. Richard Robertson

Dr. Dean L. Rosen

Ms. Michele Ruble

Mr. William Rutledge

Elizabeth and Joseph J. Ryan

St. Louis County Government

St. Louis Genealogical Society

St. Louis Jazz Club

St. Louis Visitors Center

Ms. Virginia Sapp

Mr. Frederick W. Schaab

Punky and Ed Schaefer

Mr. Kenneth Schlarman

Ms. Marilyn Giovanni Schmickley

Mrs. Edward J. Schnuck

Dr. Sarah L. Schoon

Ms. Joan Sheppard

Mr. Tom Sicking

Mr. G. Robert Sido

Chris and Hal Simpkin

Ms. Edna Banner Smith

Dr. Gladys Smith

Ms. Sharon Smith

Southeast Missouri State University

Mrs. Elaine Springmeyer

Ms. Patricia Walls Stamm

Mrs. Janet Stanford

Mrs. Audrey Steinfeld

Ms. Ann Baudin Stuller

Mrs. Viola F. Sweeney

Mrs. Mary Barada Taddiken

Mr. Robert E. Taylor

Thimble and Thread Quilt Guild

Lisa and John Thomas

Ms. Barbara Thompson

Mr. Melburn D. Thurman

Mrs. C.W. Tindall

Prof. Michael A. Tomlan

Mr. Paul David Tuck

Mr. Jim Tuscher

Mr. Jack Ulrich

Ms. Rebecca S. Verble

Mr. William Donald Verble

Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation

Mr. Gerard Vondera

Walnut Creek (CA) Historical Society

Katherine Walsh Trust

Mr. Martin P. Walsh Jr.

Mr. Sanford Weiss

Col. William L. Weiss

Mr. Brent Wielt

Mrs. Mary Wilcox

Mr. Howard Wilkinson

Mr. Paul W. Wittmer

Ms. Anne Woodhouse

Ms. Ramona Cameron Worley

Catherine and Tom Yancey

Ms. Dina M. Young

Mr. Kenneth R. Young

Mr. Tom Young

In 2006, close to 20,000 attendees

joined us on the museum’s north

lawn for our two series of Twilight

Tuesdays programs.

Photographs by Kristi Foster

and Brian Krueger.

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MHS Annual Report 2006 / Missouri Historical Society Staff

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Staff of the Missouri Historical Society 2006

Office of the President

Robert R. Archibald, Ph.D., President

Anne-Marie Armbruster,

Assistant to the President

Sherrie Watson, Office Manager

Kathy Petersen

Stefani Schuette

Juliette Yancey

Community Education

and Events

Melanie A. Adams, Managing Director

Alexandra J. Bell

Changa M. Bey

Barnes M. Bradshaw

Barbara Decker

Angela K. Dietz

Maurice Falls

Millie McClintock

Lindsay Newton

Emily Underwood

Finance and Administration

Harry E. Rich, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Constance Anderson

Christopher Bunting

Karla Hahn

Gabrielle Holden-Finklea

Steve Snelson

Paul Wasielewski

Museum Shop

Susan Ponciroli, Manager

David Charles

Susan Crowe

Gini Hayes

Sandie Kirkbride

Marianne Klein

Peggy Moser

Tracy Rhodes

Institutional Advancement

Vicki Kaffenberger, Managing Director

Kathleen J. Lee

Cultural Tourism

Tami Goldman

Development and Membership

Elizabeth Brown

Stacye C. Jackson

Amelia Pittí

Cheryl Schaefer

Jean Wasko, Ph.D.

Terrie L. Young, CFRE

Public Information

Donn Johnson, Director

Susan Bell

Everett Austin Dietle

Operations

Karen M. Goering, Managing Director

Katrina Pfeiffer

General Services

Ted Erwine, Director

Reginald Arnold

Nicky Ballard

Justin Barnes

Jerry Baum

Rebecca Brantley

Tim Bruce

Daniel E. Butler

Lincoln Calvin

Antoine Cannon

Mari Carroll

Michael Clooney

Eldon Clopton

Ivette Combs

Rose Dixon

Jenna Finazzo

Danaye Gebru

Marvin Glenn

Augusta Green

Margie Gropp

Kate Guerra

Roosevelt Harvey

Robert Heard

Jeff Johnson

Ferdinand Jones

John Keitel

Virginia Marina

Stanley Marshall

Genelle McDonald

Chris McGee

Mike Oglesby

Jerry Russell

Douglas Smith

Charles Stevenson

Jason Titter

Jim Walters

Nathan Warren

Laura West-Hennon

Thomas White

Jeff Wilcox

Victor Wilson

Joe Young

Linda Young

Human Resources

Melvin Carr, Human Resources Officer

Halcyone Brown

Information Technology

Michael Donelson

Robert Shepard

Lisa Sisley-Blinn

Museum Services

Katherine A. Van Allen, Managing Director

Tamaki Anna Stratman

Collections and Conservation

Lynn Anderson, Director

Amy Berra

Shannon Berry

Steve Call

Jacqueline K. Dace

Carolyn Gilman

Sheryl Hunter

Linda Landry

Joshua Lupkin, Ph.D.

Jeff Meyer

Robert Mullen

Sharon Smith

Anne Woodhouse, Ph.D.

Exhibitions and Design

Becki Hartke, Director

Nicole Cook

Cary Horton

Margaret Koch

Tami Lent

David Lobbig

Louis Mainieri

Richard Meyers

Melisse Reichman

Thomas Sleet

Jody Sowell

Tiffany Truitt

Whitney Watson

Richard A. Gephardt Papers Project

Christopher Gordon, Project Director

Morgan Davis, Head Project Archivist

Diane Everman, Ph.D.

Theresa Fitzgerald

Mark Macleod

Gwen Moore

Catherine Riggs

Allen Stoll

Dina M. Young

Library and Archives

Duane Sneddeker, Director

Randy Blomquist

Amanda Claunch

Darlene Davies-Sugerman

Klara Foeller

Christopher Gordon

Emily Jaycox

Molly Kodner

Dennis Northcott

Debra Schraut

Edna Banner Smith

Jason Stratman

Ellen Thomasson

Carol Verble

John Wolford, Ph.D.

Publications

Victoria W. Monks, Director

Lauren Mitchell

Keri O’Brien

Staff Years of Service

20 or More Years

Eldon Clopton

Karen M. Goering

Roosevelt Harvey

Stanley Marshall

Duane Sneddeker

Carol Verble

Joe Young

15 to 19 Years

Robert R. Archibald, Ph.D.

Nicky Ballard

Steve Call

Lincoln Calvin

Ted Erwine

Becki Hartke

Robert Heard

Gabrielle Holden-Finklea

Sheryl Hunter

Emily Jaycox

John Keitel

Peggy Moser

Robert Mullen

Dennis Northcott

Mike Oglesby

Kathy Petersen

Debra Schraut

Sharon Smith

Anne Woodhouse, Ph.D.

Dina M. Young

10 to 14 Years

Reginald Arnold

Justin Barnes

Randy Blomquist

Elizabeth Brown

Halcyone Brown

Christopher Bunting

Melvin Carr

Jacqueline K. Dace

Michael Donelson

Carolyn Gilman

Ferdinand Jones

David Lobbig

Douglas Smith

Edna Banner Smith

Jason Stratman

Tamaki Anna Stratman

Ellen Thomasson

Jim Walters

Sherrie Watson

Whitney Watson

Victor Wilson

John Wolford, Ph.D.

MHS Annual Report 2006 / Missouri Historical Society Staff

5 to 9 Years

Shannon Berry

Barnes M. Bradshaw

Daniel E. Butler

Amanda Claunch

Michael Clooney

Darlene Davies-Sugerman

Everett Austin Dietle

Angela K. Dietz

Jenna Finazzo

Klara Foeller

Marvin Glenn

Augusta Green

Karla Hahn

Cary Horton

Jeff Johnson

Vicki Kaffenberger

Margaret Koch

Molly Kodner

Linda Landry

Kathleen J. Lee

Tami Lent

Louis Mainieri

Genelle McDonald

Jeff Meyer

Lauren Mitchell

Katrina Pfeiffer

Cheryl Schaefer

Thomas Sleet

Steve Snelson

Jason Titter

Paul Wasielewski

Laura West-Hennon

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MHS Annual Report 2006 / Financial Summary

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Financial Summary 2006

For 2006, total public support and revenue amounted to $18,232,454.

The major portion of public support consisted of $9,402,068 from

the Missouri History Museum Subdistrict of the Metropolitan

Zoological Park and Museum District for history services

and facilities provided under our contractual agreement.

Our 2006 operating expenses aggregated $16,542,578 of

which $12,668,421 was for program services for the public

and $3,809,256 for support services.

SOURCES OF PUBLIC SUPPORT AND REVENUE

Services Provided for the

Missouri History Museum Subdistrict .................................$9,402,068

Contributions and Bequests ......................................................... 4,513,043

Investment Income..............................................................................983,707

Gains from Endowment Securities ...............................................1,150,527

Grant Income ......................................................................................732,976

Memberships ......................................................................................734,237

Museum Shop .......................................................................................37,264

Facility Rental/Restaurant Income ..................................................135,672

Special Exhibition Ticket Revenue ...................................................134,588

Special Exhibition Rental Revenue ................................................. 333,939

Other Income .........................................................................................74,433

TOTAL .............................................. $18,232,454

DISTRIBUTION OF OPERATING EXPENSES

Program Services ............................... $12,668,421

Community Programs .................................................................... 1,363,601

Collections and Conservation ..................................................... 2,217,656

Library and Archives ........................................................................2,217,169

Publications ........................................................................................ 339,529

Exhibitions ........................................................................................2,836,942

Lewis & Clark Exhibition ...............................................................2,785,041

Public Information .............................................................................. 908,483

Support Services .................................. $3,809,256

Fund Raising ........................................................................................480,941

Membership ........................................................................................522,972

Human Resources ............................................................................. 260,354

Management and General .........................................................2,324,842

Information Technology .................................................................... 220,147

Change in Value of Split-interest Agreement ....................................$64,901

TOTAL .............................................. $16,542,578

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