Confluence: The Great Flood of 1993 Exhibit at St. Joseph Museum, Inc.

Confluence: The Great Flood of 1993 Exhibit at St. Joseph Museum, Inc. “Confluence: The Great Flood of 1993” will open on April 15, 2016, at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion and run through 2018. The exhibit will include a social history of the flood of 1993, will discuss other major floods in St.

Joseph’s history, and will explore the meteorological causes of the 1993 flood. The Great Flood of 1993 will be explored through videos and photographs, objects such as sand bags and Anheuser-Busch cans of drinking water, and narratives of people who experienced the flood. The St. Joseph Museums ask community members to donate or loan photos, videos, and objects to remember one of the costliest natural disasters to touch the lives of our community on the 25th anniversary of the event.

01/31/2021
The Missouri Humanities Council is hosting a Virtual Water Symposium this week.  Today's schedule includes:10am Jennifer...
04/22/2020
Missouri Humanities Council

The Missouri Humanities Council is hosting a Virtual Water Symposium this week. Today's schedule includes:

10am Jennifer Hoggatt, DNR, Too Little or Too Much: Planning for Missouri's Water Future

Register for the ZOOM Webinar: https://us04web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_knqYv48CQ3OKnYJKsxraIA


12pm Allan Chow, Water in Art Interpretation

Register for the ZOOM Webinar: https://us04web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kWlMVbhSSqqHaJ5IqFknzA



3pm Andrea Hunter, the Osage Nation, Children of the Middle Waters

Register for the ZOOM Webinar: https://us04web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5UW6mspVQi62MJw4NdafMw



7pm An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Pat Stith Presented in partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Library District

Register for the ZOOM Webinar: https://us04web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IjkEQSbwQEWRv8Ai5ZLh2A

St Joseph Museums Inc.
11/18/2019

St Joseph Museums Inc.

Join H2JO and the Smithsonian YES Stories Water / Ways project tomorrow from 4-6 at Re*****on Nature Center to learn from Craig Carlson, Superintendent of the Missouri American Water Plant, about where our water comes from and Georgeanne Bowman, Stormwater Coordinator for the City of St. Joseph, about where the water goes after we use it or a storm comes through. This is a free program and open to the public to attend.

St Joseph Museums Inc.
08/22/2019
St Joseph Museums Inc.

St Joseph Museums Inc.

The St. Joseph Museum is partnering with Missouri Department of Conservation, Re*****on Nature Center, Missouri Humanities Council and the Smithsonian to bring the Water / Ways exhibit to St. Joseph. In conjunction, we are putting on H2JO - a Smithsonian YES Stories Video Project for students 5th-8th.

Do you have a super-talented middle-schooler who wants to learn about our waterways and how to make videos? The program begins Tuesday, September 10th from 4-6:00 with a Missouri River Boat Trip lead by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

We will meet every other Tuesday at various sites throughout the City during the Fall and Spring semester. The video project will be featured on the Smithsonian YES Stories website and in the exhibit when it travels to St. Joseph.

Space is limited. Sign up here:

https://www.stjosephmuseum.org/events-1/h2jo-smithsonian-yes-stories-water-ways-video-project

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06/06/2019

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We're a little surprised the river has not been officially "closed" until now, but the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River announced on Saturday that the Missouri River is now officially closed from MM 0.0 (Confluence with Misssissippi) to MM380 (a couple of miles upstream of Parkville).

Their website doesn't really work, so here's the wording of the Marine Safety Information Bulletin -

UPDATE #8: This bulletin is in effect from June 1, 2019 until cancelled by the Captain of the Port.

Commercial and recreational operators are advised that the Missouri River is closed to all vessel traffic from St. Louis, MO (mile marker 0.0) to just north of Kansas City, MO (mile marker 380.0). This closure is in effect due to existing hazards such as drift and high water. Additionally, vessel traffic may cause damage to or overtopping of flood control levees. The closure will remain in effect until the water levels decrease to a safe condition as determined by the Captain of the Port (COTP) in consultation with the Army Corps of Engineers. Gauge readings can be obtained from https://water.weather.gov.

Vessel Operators may request permission to move within the closure zone on a case-by-case basis. In order for vessels to move within the closure zone, they must obtain permission from the COTP's representative through the Sector Upper Mississippi River Command Center, via VHF CH. 16 or (314) 269-2332. All requests must be submitted at least 30 minutes prior to intended movement.

Additionally, the entire Missouri River is currently at moderate or major flood level. In areas that remain open, boating in these conditions has greater risks and dangers than during normal conditions. For the safety of the boaters and to prevent impacts to local infrastructure, boating in these conditions is not recomnended. Many counties, towns and communities are actively conducting flood fighting activities and recreational boating in areas of active flood fights can adversely impact these efforts.

The Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers are reminding all vessel operators that the river has not yet been completely surveyed for navigational hazards nor have Aids to Navigation been reestablished after the flooding. Mariners should use extreme caution when operating in these areas due to possible debris and unlmown shoals.

To receive the latest information on this high water event, monitor marine VHF channels 14 and 16 or the Upper Mississippi River Port Directory at https://homeport.uscg.mil/pmi-directory/upper-mississippiriver-(
st-louis). Notifications of hazardous conditions or marine casualties should be made to the Sector Upper Mississippi River Cmmnand Center at 314-269-2332 or 314-269-2463. This number is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The Confluence Exhibit at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion is open for free to the public today.  Come learn about the history a...
03/22/2019

The Confluence Exhibit at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion is open for free to the public today. Come learn about the history and science of flooding in the St. Joseph area.

Wow - we have had a lot of interest in the Confluence exhibit this week, so we will help keep you posted. First - the cu...
03/16/2019

Wow - we have had a lot of interest in the Confluence exhibit this week, so we will help keep you posted.

First - the current Missouri River crest prediction is 29.3 feet. This is going to be in the top two or three historic crests in St. Joe.

Second - the City if St. Joseph and United Way are asking for sandbaggers if you want to help.

Third - Flood waters can be dangerous so try to stay out of them if possible.

Finally - Flooding is natural and important! While floods may be inconvenient to humans, they are important for the environment and the health of our river system. Nature loves a flood, so stand back and enjoy the show.

Rest assured that businesses and families with homes in the flood plain have located in those areas with the knowledge that the flood waters will come. And then come again.

If and when St. Joseph decides to invest in and develop the amazing riverfront, the design will account for the possibility of high water.

Go down and check out the river or help fill some sandbags St. Joe!

Missouri State Museum
08/04/2018

Missouri State Museum

2018 marks 25 years since the Great Flood of 1993 caused havoc along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Here is a look back at the flood as seen Jefferson Landing State Historic Site one block from the Missouri State Capitol.

#ItsYOURhistory

Images courtesy of the Missouri State Museum's institutional archives.

The Missouri River
06/13/2018
The Missouri River

The Missouri River

Causing or producing motion; changing, instigating, actuating; and, stirring strong emotions.

KMOS-TV is interviewing Kenneth L. Kieser about the Great Flood of 1993 at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion in the Confluence Ex...
04/06/2018

KMOS-TV is interviewing Kenneth L. Kieser about the Great Flood of 1993 at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion in the Confluence Exhibit. 2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Flood.

MuseumNext
11/22/2017

MuseumNext

KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED : NINA SIMON

Nina Simon has been described as a “museum visionary” by Smithsonian Magazine for her audience-centred approach to design. She is the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, where she led an institutional turnaround based on grassroots community participation.

Nina played a key role in MuseumNext starting a decade ago, and we're delighted that she's coming back to the UK to be part of our 10th birthday celebrations.

As one of the most inspiring speakers in the museum sector, this presentation from Nina Simon is not to be missed.

www.museumnext.com

Missouri River Rendezvous 2017 | Updates Entry | River Relief
10/01/2017
Missouri River Rendezvous 2017 | Updates Entry | River Relief

Missouri River Rendezvous 2017 | Updates Entry | River Relief

Join us for the second annual, Missouri River Rendezvous! Share resources and information showcasing river-related art, education, recreation, research, stewardship and commerce along the Missouri River. Join us for indoor and outdoor Missouri River presentations and activities plus a River Heroes b...

St Joseph Museums Inc.
05/28/2017

St Joseph Museums Inc.

"Confluence" Opening Reception is this Friday from 5:30-7:30.  We look foward to hearing your stories.
04/12/2016

"Confluence" Opening Reception is this Friday from 5:30-7:30. We look foward to hearing your stories.

Live at Five with Kenny Kieser and Mike Bracciano.
04/11/2016

Live at Five with Kenny Kieser and Mike Bracciano.

04/01/2016
Matt

Matt

The ar sandbox for the exhibit is almost done. It's gonna be great!

Kenneth Kieser, author of Missouri's Great Flood of 1993 will say a few words at the exhibit opening and will be here to...
03/29/2016

Kenneth Kieser, author of Missouri's Great Flood of 1993 will say a few words at the exhibit opening and will be here to sign books and answer questions.

Technical support for the sand table.
03/29/2016

Technical support for the sand table.

Children's area.
03/29/2016

Children's area.

Installation preview.  Only two weeks until we open.
03/29/2016

Installation preview. Only two weeks until we open.

Buckets of mud.  Who remembers cleaning up after the flood of 1993?  Oh, the smell was terrible.
03/24/2016

Buckets of mud. Who remembers cleaning up after the flood of 1993? Oh, the smell was terrible.

At Holiday Sand and Gravel filling sandbags with Cole Klawuhn.
03/17/2016

At Holiday Sand and Gravel filling sandbags with Cole Klawuhn.

Tune in to KQ2 today to get an update on the exhibit.  One month to go until the opening!
03/14/2016

Tune in to KQ2 today to get an update on the exhibit.
One month to go until the opening!

Jeff Penland, John Andrews, and Matt Hoskins are helping us with the Augmented Reality Sandbox.  We have most of the com...
02/26/2016

Jeff Penland, John Andrews, and Matt Hoskins are helping us with the Augmented Reality Sandbox. We have most of the components lined up including 260 pounds of white kinetic sand.

Awesome Victory Over Flood Medal brought in this afternoon by St. Joseph Museum trustee and "Confluence" Exhibit team me...
02/04/2016

Awesome Victory Over Flood Medal brought in this afternoon by St. Joseph Museum trustee and "Confluence" Exhibit team member Dennis Weiser. Do you have something to share for the flood exhibit? We would love to share your photos, objects, and stories.

Met with tech guys John, Matt, and Jeff on Monday to discuss the Augmented Reality Sandbox for the exhibit.  This awesom...
02/03/2016

Met with tech guys John, Matt, and Jeff on Monday to discuss the Augmented Reality Sandbox for the exhibit. This awesome hands-on interactive will be a highlight of "Confluence" allowing visitors to manipulate terrain and change water flow in a simulated environment. The tech guys are graciously donating their time and expertise and we are looking for sponsors for the Augemented Reality Sandbox.

Confluence: The Great Flood of 1993 Exhibit at St. Joseph Museum, Inc.'s cover photo
02/01/2016

Confluence: The Great Flood of 1993 Exhibit at St. Joseph Museum, Inc.'s cover photo

Confluence: The Great Flood of 1993 Exhibit at St. Joseph Museum, Inc.'s cover photo
02/01/2016

Confluence: The Great Flood of 1993 Exhibit at St. Joseph Museum, Inc.'s cover photo

Confluence: The Great Flood of 1993 Exhibit at St. Joseph Museum, Inc.
02/01/2016

Confluence: The Great Flood of 1993 Exhibit at St. Joseph Museum, Inc.

Michael Gossenauer Kansas City District River Engineer gave the "Confluence" exhibit team a very informative presentatio...
01/28/2016

Michael Gossenauer Kansas City District River Engineer gave the "Confluence" exhibit team a very informative presentation yesterday about the history of efforts to stablize banks and control the ever-changing Missouri River. The slides show one area of the River as it was originally, and then how it changed as the channel was narrowed creating more farm land and less wetland area.

This is an amazing photograph by photographer Ival Lawhon.  Do you have any great flood photos you would like to share f...
01/14/2016

This is an amazing photograph by photographer Ival Lawhon. Do you have any great flood photos you would like to share for the "Confluence" exhibit?

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