How Art, Embassies, and the Missouri Historical Society make a positive impact on relations with Mexico.
About this Episode
Flores Mexicanas is a symbol of the relationship between Mexico and the United States. I's history of the love story between Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh is more poitnant in today's political climate than ever.
We hope you enjoy this slice of history, love, and relations between Mexico and the United States.
Mentioned in this Episode
Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Wedding
US and Mexico connection with Lindbergh
Dwight Morrow, US Ambassador to Mexico (Erik Lindbergh's great-grandfather)
Elizabeth Cutter Morrow (Erik Lindbergh's great-grandmother)
Modernism in Diplomacy
Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Diaries
About Dr. Frances Levine
Dr. Frances Levine joined the Missouri Historical Society (MHS) as president and chief executive officer in 2014. During her time as president MHS has seen unprecedented growth in attendance and community outreach, and has received numerous awards and national recognition for its exhibits and programs. Dr. Levine is the first woman to serve as the chief executive officer of a St. Louis Zoo-Museum District institution and was recently selected for the St. Louis Business Journal’s Most Influential Women in Business class of 2019.
Previously served as director of the New Mexico History Museum from 2002 to 2014.
Levine has authored, co-edited, or contributed to several award-winning books:
Doña Teresa Confronts the Spanish Inquisition: A Seventeenth-Century New Mexican Drama (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016), winner of a Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association
Battles and Massacres on the Southwestern Frontier: Historical and Archaeological Perspectives, with Ronald K. Wetherington (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014)
All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, with Gerald Gonzalez (Santa Fe: Sunstone Press, 2010)
Telling New Mexico: A New History, with Marta Weigle and Louise Stiver (Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2009)
Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe, with Mary Anne Redding and Krista Elrick (Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2008)
Our Prayers Are in This Place: Pecos Pueblo Identity Over the Centuries (Santa Fe: University of New Mexico Press, 1999)
Levine received her BA in anthropology from the University of Colorado–Boulder and her MA and PhD in anthropology from Southern Methodist University. She attended the prestigious Getty Museum Leadership Institute, the foremost international source of continuing professional development for museum leaders, in 2009. Levine is a member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the American Society for Ethnohistory, and the Santa Fe Trail Association. She has also served as an AAM accreditation evaluator for museums in the US and Mexico.
About Adam Kloppe
Adam Kloppe is a public historian at the Missouri History Museum and has worked at the Museum since 2013. He has a Master’s degree in American Studies from St. Louis University. He currently lives in the St. Louis area with his wife, Katie.
Students Mentioned from University of Missouri St. Louis
Emily Geno, Brittany Golden, Alec Graham, Sophie Grus, Mariah Huelsmann, Miles Jenks, Samantha Johnson, Jenna Krukowski, Jeffrey Pryor, Matt Sweeney, and Andrew Schleicher.
Fun Social Media teaser. This was inspired by imagining what it would be like today if Charles and Anne Lindbergh's engagement was Breaking News on Entertainment Tonight.
Press Release on the Flores Mexicanas Exhibit as a whole.
Press Release on the Conservation of Flores Mexicanas.