Serving the St. Louis region and beyond.
  • September 30, 2014

Join the celebration!

It’s the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis!

 • Take a look our history.
 • Learn more about contemporary St. Louis.
 • And, volunteer to help create a bright future for our region.

We are proud to be our region’s storyteller and hope you enjoy the stories gathered on this site. Please feel free to share them with your family and friends.

We also want to connect you with stl250, where you can learn more, and to United Way Volunteer Center, where you can find places to volunteer.

Our city’s birthday weekend is February 14-16, and the Nine Network is happy to be one of the 250 birthday cake sites. So stop by!

STL250 Features:
    The Y Circus

    The Y Circus

    Living St. Louis
    Producer Ruth Ezell examines the legacy of St. Louis civic leader Rev. James E. Cook: the late pastor... Continue →
    Stay Tuned | STL 250

    Stay Tuned | STL 250

    This episode of Stay Tuned, with guest host Jim Kirchherr, discussed the 250th birthday of St. Louis and civic pride.... Continue →
    Chouteau's Journal: In His Own Words

    Chouteau’s Journal: In His Own Words

    We continue our celebration of the 250th anniversary of St. Louis with a special by producer Jim Kirchherr in which... Continue →
    UMSL Beyond the Buildings

    UMSL Beyond the Buildings

    Nine Network of Public Media offers digital story telling training to individuals and organizations to help them tell and share... Continue →
    Dred Scott Update

    Dred Scott Update

    Living St. Louis
    Ruth Ezell updates a 2005 story on the history of Dred & Harriet Scott and their legal battle... Continue →
    Sherman Day

    Sherman Day

    Living St. Louis
    Ruth Ezell and Angela Antkowiak visit Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis on Sherman Day to visit with the... Continue →
    Bellefontaine Cemetery

    Bellefontaine Cemetery

    Living St. Louis
    Producer Jim Kirchherr visits Bellefontaine Cemetery with Carol Ferring Sherpley, author of Movers and Shakers, Scalawags and Suffragettes:... Continue →
    Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday

    Living St. Louis
    Jim Kirchherr looks back on a day know in St. Louis history as “Black Tuesday” with St. Louis Post-Dispatch... Continue →