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…programming and resources for teachers and their students, families, and life-long learners…

The Urban Museum Collaborative believes the joy of learning is a lifelong experience. We are committed to engaging audiences of all ages in the fascinating and multifaceted history of early St. Louis—from curious school children, to teachers seeking to deepen students’ learning, to families exploring together, to those studying cultural roots.

The collections of these museums, jewels within our landscape, serve as “touchstones” to the vibrant and complex stories of those who are integral to our common history. 

Curriculum Enrichment for the Classroom
The UMC education team has developed classroom-centered curriculum materials. These captivating stories of nineteenth century St. Louis come alive through a treasure-trove of artifacts that connect local events and life stories with major events in our nation’s history.

Theme-based lessons illuminate museum content and connect the collections:
Lessons feature museum artifacts, life-stories, and primary source materials

Theme 1—Making a Difference: Perseverance, Education, and Entrepreneurship
Theme 2—Building Community: Immigration, the Family, and Everyday Life
Theme 3—Seeking Justice: Slavery, Abolition and the Law

See sample lessons on-line—curriculum packets are available through each museum
Learn more >>

Touch trunks enliven learning and connect museum-content to classroom curriculum (trunk contents are pictured below and available through each museum)                   

Tours and on-site classroom sessions engage students at all levels in active experiential learning—contact each museum for schedules:

The Eugene Field Museum:
 634 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 421-4689

Campbell House Museum
1508 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 421-0325

The Griot—Museum of Black History
2505 St. Louis Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63106
(314) 241-7057

Workshops and Special Events for Educators Learn more >>          

Bringing Families Together
Hands-on experiences in the galleries, multi-generational activities, and community events allow families to explore, have fun, and be inspired together. Learn more >>   

Life Long Learning for Adults
The fascination, fun, and challenge of active-learning is not just for children. Tours, study groups, lectures, and special programs allow adults to discover, make connections, find inspiration, and perhaps do some “sleuthing” themselves. Learn more >>


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