February 15, 2018, Thursday at 2:30 pm, SCHS at Friendship Village Sunset Hills, “Forest Park; Its History and Its Beauty” by Don Corrigan
At 1,293 acres, Forest Park exceeds the size of New York’s Central Park by nearly 500 acres, and within are lakes, hills, wetlands, woodlands, and bountiful recreational opportunities. Within a few decades of its 1876 opening, Forest Park became the host for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, as well as the 1904 Summer Olympics. Known as the “Heart of St. Louis,” the park continues to host remarkable events, including Fair St. Louis, Earth Day, Shakespeare in the Park, and LouFest.
Don Corrigan is editor in chief of three newspapers in the St. Louis area for Webster-Kirkwood Times, Inc., is an award-winning professor of journalism at Webster University and is author of five books on communications, the environment, and the outdoors. Holly Shanks is a freelance journalist in the St. Louis area, writing and reporting regularly on the green/outdoor blog EnvironmentalEcho.com.
This presentation is part of the monthly 2018 history speaker series sponsored by SCHS at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills.
When you get to Friendship Village, use the friendly shuttle for your convenience. The presentations are generally held in the Rhineland Room in the Crossings building. Please check in at the front desk and get directions to the Rhineland Room.
Friendship Village Sunset Hills
12503 Village Circle Drive, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Get more specifics about the venue on the page: Friendship Village Sunset Hills
The presentation is based on the book;
Forest Park (Images of America)
by Don Corrigan (Author), and Holly Shanks (Author)
See more about Forest Park on web site Arcadia Publishing