On this rainy Saturday afternoon, many families have chosen the Missouri History Museum as a way out of the doldrums of a Thanksgiving weekend. In the rotunda, a man catches the attention of a number of youngsters as he involves himself in the archaic practice of rope-making. Nearby, a woman dressed in the garb of a frontier homesteader plays the autoharp and sings for anyone who will sit a while to listen: "Freight train, freight train,... More >>>