Historian to discuss St. Louis’ start
St. Louis is approaching its 250th birthday. But how much do St. Louisans know about the founding of their city? Do they know about its importance as a cosmopolitan French hub of commerce and culture or how Osage Indians protected and enriched the tiny village?
J. Frederick Fausz, associate professor of history at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, will discuss the many myths and mistakes surrounding St. Louis’ 18th century origins during a lecture at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Old Courthouse Rotunda, 11 N. Fourth St. in St. Louis (63102). The event is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Jefferson National Parks Association.
Fausz wrote “Founding St. Louis: First City of the New West.” He’ll share fascinating stories about early St. Louis and sign his book after the lecture. “Founding St. Louis” will be available for purchase.
Read more about Fausz and “Founding St. Louis” at UMSL Daily.
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