2019 in Review – Kirkwood Historical Society Events.
We have another great year of events like these to live our mission of preserving, illuminating and celebrating the history of the Kirkwood area.
February 4 – St. Louis’ Colorful Past by Jim Merkel, local author
March 12 – The Great Pyramids of St. Louis by Mark Leach, local author
April 1 – Established 1876: A History of the City-County Split by Chris Gordon, Director of the Library and Collections for the Missouri History Museum
May 6 – Trolley Mail Service….Moving Mail…Not People. John Crowley, Kirkwood Historical Society Director
June 11 – Strawberry Festival, the annual community celebration
June 15 – House & Garden Tour with Historical Saint Louis, a group of several local sites, museums, and privately-owned homes working together to promote St. Louis history.
July 18 – History of Housing Segregation: Presentation & Discussion by Professor Emeritus Terry Jones, UMSL
August 5 – What’s Cooking? Changing Foodways, Changing Lives by Emily Jaycox, Missouri Historical Society,
September 8 – Tour of the Town Event, our inaugural fund-raising event
September 10 – How St. Louis Saved the Olympics by Mike Loynd chair the St. Louis Olympic Legacy Committee, a representative on the IOC’s World Union of Olympic Cities, a member of the International Society of Olympic Historians, a board member of the St. Louis Sports Commission, and an attorney
October 7 – The Gateway to the South: Understanding Missouri as a Southern State by Bryan Jack associate professor of historical studies at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
November 4 – Friends Speaker Series – Kirkwood’s Nobel Laureate William Standish Knowles by Lesley McIntire (a Kirkwood resident) share about her father’s experience
December 7 – A Spirited Holiday Past: Mudd’s Grove House Tour
December 10 – The Homefront in Civil War Missouri by James Erwin, local author and attorney