The Missouri Historical Society operates the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis’ Forest Park, as well as the Library and Research Center. Admission to the museum and library are free to the public. The Library and Research Center houses a regional history collection documenting St. Louis, the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys, the Louisiana Purchase Territory, and the American West.
Established in 1846 by civic leaders and philanthropists, the Mercantile is the oldest library west of the Mississippi. The task of the Mercantile Library as a research library is to make its collections, which have come to concentrate on Western Expansion and the history, development, and growth of the St. Louis region and of the American rail and river transportation experiences, available to the widest number of local and national users.
With thirteen chapters in the U.S. and one in Paris, the French Heritage Society is dedicated to protecting the French architectural legacy both in France and the United States with particular emphasis on raising funds for preservation and education.
A museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region of the United States.