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America was founded on the ideas of "liberty" and "freedom," two concepts that seem most agreeable to everyone. The problems arise when Americans try to determine what, exactly, those words mean — some of the greatest thinkers our country has ever produced fought tooth-and-nail over where liberty begins and ends. How do all of these conflicting ideas about our dearest precepts shape our nation? American Visions of Freedom and Liberty, a special exhibition of artifacts from our ongoing tussle with these beliefs, demonstrates the growth (and occasional regression) of our national quest for perfect liberty. Drawings, quilts, posters, pins, patches and other objects from the War of Independence to the War on Terror show that the price of freedom is endless debate. Thomas Paine would be proud. American Visions is on display right now at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599 or and remains up through Sunday, March 18, 2007. Admission is $2 to $5.
Nov. 22-March 18

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