Forest Park – Don Corrigan

The October meeting will feature a presentation by Don Corrigan about his book Forest Park, on Monday, October 22 at 7 PM the Sunset Hills City Hall.

Don Corrigan is the Editor of our local South County Times Newspaper, a professor of journalism at Webster University, and a local author. His most recent book, Forest Park, a part of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing, focuses on the history of the building of our favorite St. Louis landmark. Forest Park was dedicated in 1876 and became the venue for the ‘Louisiana Purchase Exposition’ informally known as the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904. The Fair was to celebrate the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and would become an international exposition as well as the venue for the 1904 Olympics. Corrigan received a big assist with archival research on these historical events from co-author Holly Shanks.

Books will be available for sale and Corrigan will stick around for book-signing. We look forward to seeing you there!