Kids sledding on Art Hill. AdobeStock photo

January 5, 1905

This date in Missouri history: Employees taking down the World’s Fair in 1905 discovered the fine qualities of the snow-covered hill in front of what is now the St. Louis Art Museum. It proved to be a great place for toboggans. Today’s sledders look for every opportunity to use Art Hill for the same purpose.

Art Along The Rivers

What do a 1,000-year-old Mississippian figurine, a 1910 photo of three young boys at work and the plans for the building of the St. Louis Arch have in common?

They’re all part of a diverse exhibition offered by the Saint Louis Art Museum. “Art Along the Rivers: A Bicentennial Celebration” marks Missouri’s 200th year of statehood by bringing together more than 150 objects (including the figurine, photo and plans) from around the confluence region surrounding St. Louis.