Famous Firsts of St. Louis – Diane Rademacher

The Sunset Hills Historical Society (SHHS) January meeting will be on Monday evening, January 28, at 7 p.m. and will feature local author Diane Rademacher. Her presentation will focus on the many famous firsts of St. Louis, whether first in the world or first west of the Mississippi River.

Local Author Diane Rademacher has written books that are very St. Louis-centric, but her most notable Famous Firsts of St. Louis will be the focus of the SHHS January program. Her investigation took her to libraries, archives, and many reliable sources on the internet. The photo slideshow presentation will include photographs as well as historic footage.

Another one of her first books, Still Shining: Discovering Lost Treasures from the 1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair, reveals what happened to buildings, structures and artifacts AFTER the close of the world’s fair that were dispersed around the world, as she adds, “that you can still see!”

Both books will be available for sale and Rademacher will be available for signing them after the presentation. The program will be at 7 pm at Sunset Hills City Hall, 3939 South Lindbergh.