Beyond the Ballot: St. Louis and Suffrage

The Missouri History Museum selected Pinnacle Contracting to manage the construction of a new 6,000 SF exhibit in its 1 East gallery space, titled “Beyond the Ballot: St. Louis and Suffrage”. This exhibit highlights the incredible women who made an impact in St. Louis before gaining the right to vote in 1920. The project was broken out into four phases, and the scope included demolition, framing, drywall, painting, and glass/glazing.

Exhibits Department Renovation

Pinnacle has also completed the Exhibits Department Renovation at the Museum. This was a “back of house” renovation for the offices of the Exhibits Department, and the project was completed ahead of schedule. Additionally, previous projects completed for this client include the Panoramas of the City and Historic Route 66 exhibits.

St. Louis Sound

Pinnacle managed the construction of the St. Louis Sound exhibit. The 6,000 SF exhibit is located in the 1 West gallery space, and highlights the musical history of the St. Louis region and the vast amount of talented singers, songwriters, etc. that hail from our city. Be sure to check out this article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch detailing some of the incredible items that were featured in the exhibit:

Coloring STL

Pinnacle Contracting completed the renovation of the East gallery space into the new 6,000 SF “Coloring STL” exhibit.

“Coloring STL” takes an in-depth look at St. Louis architecture and the people behind the designs.

“We wanted to get people interacting with these buildings,” says Andrew Wanko, a public historian and the content lead for “Coloring STL.” “Architecture is all about creativity and exploration and testing out new ideas. People are going to find the internationally known landmarks, but you’re also going to find local and unique St. Louis housing staples.”

He hopes that old and young generations, as well as lifetime St. Louisans and newcomers, will talk with one another about the buildings and share memories while they color.”

-Valerie Schremp Hahn, St. Louis Post Dispatch

Be sure to check out the rest of this article detailing some of the highlights of this fantastic exhibit:

Soccer City

Pinnacle Contracting has completed the 3,500 SF Soccer City exhibit. Soccer City features graphics, artifacts, digital interactives, and more fantastic pieces that illustrate the rich history of soccer in St. Louis, as well as the future of the sport in our city. The exhibit is now open for viewing at the Museum and will remain until February of 2024.

Check out more information on this great exhibit at the museum’s page here:

Additional information and photos from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here:

*1904 World’s Fair

Pinnacle has recently begun work on renovations to the 1904 World’s Fair exhibit. The 4,800 SF exhibit explores the complex history of the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, otherwise known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. New flooring will be installed, and additional gallery prep work will be done in order to prepare for the April 27, 2024 exhibit opening. Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

  • Client: Missouri History Museum
  • Project: Coloring STL, St. Louis Sound, Beyond the Ballot, Exhibits Department, Panoramas of the City, Historic Route 66
  • Architect: N/A
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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