Grant’s View library history programs – Fall 2017

Solar Eclipse Watch Party
Monday, August 21
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Grant’s View Branch
The solar eclipse will be visible in the St. Louis area. Don’t miss this opportunity to view it safely. Eclipse glasses will be provided while supplies last.
An historic event!

Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m.
“100 Things to Do in America Before You Die”
Travel writer and KTRS radio personality, Bill Clevlen presents his fun guide to understanding the complex fabric of the United States and the people that call it home. From sipping on southern sweet tea to standing where the Wright Brothers tested their first “flying machine,” each experience makes up an important piece of our American story. You’ll find an enlightening mix of history, entertainment, art, food, and sports. Mountains, museums, fried chicken, small towns, and yes, even the world’s tallest mailbox—they all await you.
Adults. Meeting Room 1.

Monday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.
Costume Parade
Explore the costumes of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in a parade of their archives’ unique collection.
Teen and Adults.

Friday, October 20, 2017  2:00 p.m.
“The St. Louis Crime Story”
Presented by Missouri History Museum, Adam Kloppe, public historian.
St. Louis is full of exciting stories and colorful characters on both sides of the law. Join us as public historian Adam Kloppe takes you back in time to the St. Louis Underworld.
Adults. Meeting Room 1.

Wednesday, November 8, 2:00 p.m.
“The Art of King Tut’s Mask”
Presented in conjunction with the St. Louis Science Center’s “The Discovery of King Tut” exhibit. Join us as we discuss the death mask of Tut with Art Historian Lindsey Schifko, MA. We’ll examine its form, function, and the challenge of its removal from its mummy.
Adults and Teens. Registration required.  Meeting Room 1.
The presentation is by local art historian Lindsey Schifko, who specializes in Egypt art. The presentation would be hour long with Q & A.

Thursday, November 16, 6:30 p.m.
“Walking Where They Walked: Searching for Native Americans in the St. Louis Landscape.” Librarian Emily Jaycox uses maps and images from Missouri History Museum’s collections to investigate some places in the St. Louis area that have known connections to American Indians, from the mound builders to the fur trade and beyond.
Presenter: Emily Jaycox from the Missouri History Museum