Archived Posts – January 2022

Calling all Kids! 


Who says learning has to be boring?  JNPA’s new Gateway Arch activity book is packed with all kinds of fun.

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On the Frontlines of School Integration


As we reflect on the annual commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr., we’re also reminded of the many early efforts to end racial segregation across the nation.  One of most infamous was the struggle to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, one that eventually spawned a national historic site.

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Let’s Enjoy Winter


Ready to meet winter head-on with a fun outdoor experience?  The National Park Service has you covered with a number of great options.  And our partner site Voyageurs National Park just made a nationwide list of 11 national parks with incredible winter activities. 

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Joie de Vivre in the Midwest


When French settlers founded the village of Ste. Genevieve in the 1750s in what was then Illinois Country, they brought with them a heritage rich in Old World traditions, laws, foods, language, and architecture.  But many of their French customs unsettled – even shocked – many of their Anglo neighbors. 

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