Jefferson Barracks: A History
Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis has had a strong military history since 1826, including being the birthplace of the US Calvary and home of the Buffalo Soldiers
Batter’s Up: The Players of Beep Baseball
Meet some of the players of the Gateway Archers, who play Beep Baseball, a sport designed for people who are blind or have low sight.
Schankman’s St. Louis: Not Quite Out of Fashion
A new book titled “Ready to Wear” is bringing to life the history of St. Louis’ Garment District — long gone, but not forgotten. And maybe not gone forever.
Operation Food Search: Hydroponic Gardens
Operation Food Search (OFS) recently received two Flex Farms. The farms are fully self-contained hydroponic systems able to grow fresh and affordable produce.
St. Louis Storytelling Festival Honors Missouri’s Bicentennial
This year is the 42nd anniversary of the St. Louis Storytelling Festival! Julie Tristan introduces us to one of the featured storytellers, Bobby Norfolk.
House of Thunder
Some historians believe the little known Battle of St. Louis was a critical point in the American Revolutionary War, as illustrated in this new HEC documentary.
Schankman’s St. Louis: A new Look at the City’s Old Firehouses
A new book featuring photos of old St. Louis firehouses has been released. St. Louis Firehouses, from Reedy Press, contains lots of historical information too.
Teen Book Festival Featuring 40 of the Hottest Writers in YA Literature
The St. Louis Teen Book Festival features 40 of the hottest writers in YA literature and 11 days of programming dedicated to teen readers.
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Love Bugs? Missouri Botanical Garden Offers Cockroach Dedications
The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Butterfly House in St. Louis is working to change people’s perception of cockroaches one Cameo video dedication at a time.
Immigrant blends East and West with St. Louis-based Smoothie company
Angela Zeng blends her childhood experience with herbal remedies in China with her scientific education in the U.S. as she developed a new beverage line.