As a VENUEHost your event…

Celebrate life’s biggest moments at the Missouri History Museum. Located in beautiful Forest Park, the Missouri History Museum is an ideal venue for private events ranging from: * weddings and * other social events to * corporate meetings and retreats. The building itself, an impeccable combination of architectural beauty, modern amenities, and historic significance, offers a variety of unique spaces for your event. Whether you’re looking to exchange vows under the Spirit of St. Louis sister plane or dine with sweeping views of Forest Park, you can be sure that your event will be one to remember. Five distinctive rental spaces are offered:

  • AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room: The AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room is an ideal space for workshops and private social events. This bright room is decorated with large historical photographs and the space can be arranged in almost any format (lecture, classroom, seated meal, or reception).
    • Capacity: 90 seated/125 seated lecture or cocktail
  • Lee Auditorium: Business meetings and retreats are a perfect fit in the Lee Auditorium theater space. It features a 30′ wide stage, padded theater seats, and additional space for wheelchairs. Two dressing rooms and restrooms are available backstage.
    • Capacity: 331 persons fixed seating
  • Bank of America Foyer: The unique light and airy open space adjacent to the auditorium located on the lower level of the Museum is an excellent choice for a private reception (not enclosed).
    • Capacity: 150 cocktail
  • MacDermott Grand Hall: One of the main focal and gathering areas of the Missouri History Museum, the MacDermott Grand Hall has many unique features, such as the River Mosaic and the sister plane of the Spirit of St. Louis. It’s a popular site for dinners, receptions, and private special events.
    • Capacity: 250 seated/400 cocktail
  • Restaurant Space: Located on the second floor of the Museum and offering spectacular views of Forest Park, the restaurant space is an outstanding setting for a dinner meeting, evening party, or private receptions.
    • Capacity: 110 seated/200 cocktail

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As a SHOPDiscover unique gifts…

Delve into our expansive collection of gifts. Find something for any occasion! The St. Louis Kids collection includes books, puzzles, and more inspired by the history, neighborhoods, and legacies of St. Louis. This collection offers gifts for any child’s enjoyment. Adults will love it, too! Merchandise is catalogued within these collections: * Exhibition Collections * Gifts * Holiday * Kids * Prints * Books/DVDs, and * Fashion.

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As an EATERYFood for thought…

Whether you’re enjoying a bite to eat between visiting exhibits or grabbing a drink after running in Forest Park, Café St. Louis by Pure is an inviting place to taste St. Louis history!

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Be a DONORShow that you care…

Keep history alive. Your support allows the Missouri Historical Society (MHS) to preserve and protect its collections and create award-winning exhibits, publications, and diverse educational programs for all. It makes local history accessible by providing free field trips for more than 30,000 school children each year, free admission to MHS facilities for hundreds of thousands of annual visitors, and so much more.


As Missouri Historical Society (MHS) members, you make an enormous impact on MHS and this community. Your support enables MHS to provide world-class exhibits at the Missouri History Museum and Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, outstanding community and educational programs, and access to important research through the Library & Research Center – opportunities that are free of charge and open to all. You’ve told MHS you want to promote and preserve this community’s heritage for future generations. You value celebrating the people, places, events, and decisions that made this community what it is today, and you’ve helped chart the course for tomorrow. Memberships can also be given as gifts! Memberships at specified levels are offered: * Historian * Explorer * St. Louis Supporter * Spirit of St. Louis, and * Thomas Jefferson Society.


Thanks to the generosity of donors and area residents, nearly everything the Missouri Historical Society (MHS) offers is free of charge. With your help, MHS can continue to foster civic engagement by exhibiting historical collections and providing educational programs that promote lifelong learning. There are many different ways to donate, and each one helps MHS engage the regional community and preserve its shared history.

  • Make a Donation: Give online with one-time or monthly donations.
  • Tribute Gifts: Tributes are a way to honor and celebrate someone special to you. Your gift provides support to the daily operations of MHS, including collections, conservation, exhibits, and community education programs.
  • Conservation Support: The 179,000+ artifacts that comprise the Missouri Historical Society’s extensive collections reflect more than 1 million years of our changing global landscape. These artifacts are critical to scholarly research and the foundation of MHS’s thought-provoking exhibits and educational programs. Fundraising for the care of artifacts is crucial so that MHS can continue to share our region’s history. Please consider supporting MHS Collections with a special gift to cover the conservation cost of an artifact requiring immediate treatment, or to our general collection conservation fund.
  • Planned Giving and The Chouteau Society: Include MHS in your estate plans. Leave your legacy with a planned gift and help preserve history for years to come.
  • Commemorative Brick Program: Commemorative bricks at the Missouri History Museum’s Orthwein Plaza make perfect tributes, gifts, and memorials for friends, family members, and colleagues.
  • Artifact Donation: MHS collects objects and other materials that document and represent the history and culture of the St. Louis region. Consider donating an artifact.

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