Here in St. Louis, few of us deal with is, most of us rarely see it, and hardly any of us have ever been ON it. But the Mississippi River is a force here. And on Earth, as our planet's fourth largest watershed. Missouri Historical Society tell's this river's story in a new exhibit, Mighty Mississippi - that lives up to its name!
Hear the story behind this 5-year exhibit project from David Lobbig, Curator of Environmental Life at MHS. David has lived it, from the tough choice among artifacts to the messages this landmark work aims to convey, Mighty Mississippi conveys a torrent of human and natural history. Then go see the exhibit!
Photos from MHS: (top) Exhibit logo; Harper's Weekly illustration of St. Louis Mississippi River 1800s waterfront; Mississippi River facts; (bottom) David Lobbig and Amanda Bailey, MHS Exhibits Register, install a 1,000 year old salt pan; river trash sculpture by Libby Reuter; frozen Mississippi in 1905.
Mighty Mississippi is open to the public through April 18, 2021, in Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Admission is free.
Music: Cadillac Desert, performed live at KDHX by William Taylor
THANKS to Sasha Hay and Jon Valley, Earthworms engineers
Related Earthworms Conversations:
Barge-Based Trash Basher Chad Pregracke (May 2017)
River Des Peres Watershed with Theo Smith (August 2018)
Invest in Infrastructure, Nature's and Ours - Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (April 2017)
See Water: Watershed Cairns, Artist Libby Reuter (April 2016)