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April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Author Talk: Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades

About the Program:

The Field House Museum is pleased to welcome back author Jim Merkel to discuss his 2020 book, Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades, in conjunction with the museum’s latest exhibition, Growing Up on Fifth: Childhood in 1850s St. Louis.

Merkel’s book shares the stories of over 100 St. Louisans. Ranging from joyous to humdrum, and even to the grim, these childhood memories offer a glimpse of life in still frame, from the start of the twentieth century to the present day.

This program is free with limited availability in person and on Zoom. Reservations must be made in advance at https://fieldhousemuseum.org/events/programs/, by calling the Museum at 314-421-4689, or by emailing info@fieldhousemuseum.org.

About the Speaker:

Longtime St. Louisan and journalist Jim Merkel is the author of Walking South City; Growing Up St. Louis; The Colorful Characters of St. Louis; Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch; Beer, Brats, and Baseball; and The Making of An Icon. He has appeared on KWMU, KDHX, and Fox2 News in the Morning and covers St. Louis City Hall and the city’s South Side for metrostl.com and the SouthSider and NorthSider newspapers.


April 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Field House Museum
634 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102 United States
(314) 421-8698
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