Tower Grove Park Events

February 5 – Friends of Tower Grove Park
Lecture Series
“Slavery and Domesticity in Missouri”
Presented by Professor Diane Mutti-Burke
University of Missouri – Kansas City
3 PM at the Stupp Center
Dr. Mutti- Burke is the author of On Slavery’s Border: Missouri’s Small Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865. Unlike the Deep South, small scale slaveholding dominated the Missouri countryside. Dr. Mutti- Burke’s work focuses on rural Missouri, not on the City of
St. Louis, but her evocation of slaveholding culture illuminates the domestic experiences of masters and slaves in Henry Shaw’s time.

February 14 – St. Louis Symphony
Chamber Concert Series
Romantic music for Valentines
Piper Palm House
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Concert begins at 7 PM
FREE and everyone invited
Space is limited and no reservations will be taken.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

March 4 – Friends of Tower Grove Park
Lecture Series
“The ‘Colored Aristocracy’ and Elite Culture in Antebellum St. Louis”
Presented by Professor Julie Winch
University of Massachusetts – Boston
3 PM at the Stupp Center
Dr. Winch is the author of The Clamorgans: One Family’s History of Race in America. Cyprian Clamorgan was a free person of color in antebellum St. Louis. He is well known to historians as the author The Colored Aristocracy of St. Louis (1858). The barbershop, baths, and perfumery he operated catered to the wealthy men of the city, including Henry Shaw. Dr. Winch’s presentation will explore the intersections of race, luxury, and power in antebellum
St. Louis.

April 1 – Friends of Tower Grove Park
Lecture Series
“St. Louis Freedom Suits in the Era of Henry Shaw”
Presented by Dr. Kenneth Winn
Librarian of the Missouri Supreme Court
3 PM at the Stupp Center
The Dred Scott Case was the most famous of a series of St. Louis “freedom suits” filed by enslaved African Americans seeking their freedom through the St. Louis Circuit Court. The vast majority of these cases have only recently received the archival conservation and organization necessary to make them available for scholarly study. Dr. Winn will share the fruits of his research in these records and reveal a hitherto hidden realm of contentiousness between African Americans and the men who claimed to own them.

April 10 – St. Louis Symphony
Chamber Concert Series
Rarely Heard Literature for Wind Quintet
Piper Palm House
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Concert begins at 7 PM
Space is limited and no reservations will be taken.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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