Uncle Tom's Cabin as Visual Culture

February 22, 2015 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" as Visual Culture. Author Jo-Ann Morgan, Professor of Art History in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Art at Western Illinois University, will discuss the topic of her recent book of the same title. This talk is part of the library's speaker series St. Louis in its Golden Age, 1840-1880. Tickets are $10 for members or $12 for non-members. For tickets or information please call Amanda Schneider at 314-516-7248 or e-mail amandarschneider@umsl.edu.

Family Day

March 15, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Family Day at the Mapping St. Louis History Exhibition. Come explore St. Louis' history through kid-friendly activities in the galleries of the Mapping St. Louis History exhibition. This event is free to the public, but your RSVP is appreciated. For more information please call Amanda Schneider at 314-516-7248 or e-mail amandarschneider@umsl.edu.

Swift Award

March 27, 2015 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm

2015 Wright and Swift Award Presentation Ceremony. Join us for a night to celebrate river and steamboat lore as we honor John H. White, Ann Amantea Blum, and J. Thomas Dunn for their immeasurable contributions to local river history. This evening will feature music by pianist Pat Joyce, a catered dinner, and remarks by the award recipients. For tickets or more information please call Amanda Schneider at 314-516-7248 or e-mail amandarschneider@umsl.edu.

Jolly Flatboatmen

March 28, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

"The Shifting Socio–Political Meanings of George Caleb Bingham's Jolly Flat Boatmen Pictures" Joan Stack, Curator of Art Collections, State Historical Society of Missouri, will discuss the hidden meanings in these iconic river images. Final installment of the Library's speaker series St. Louis in its Golden Age, 1840-1880. Tickets are $10 for members or $12 for non-members. Please call 314-516-7248 to RSVP.

Jolly Flatboatmen

May 1, 2, and 3, 2015

The St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair.  J.C. Penney Conference Center, UMSL North Campus. Friday, May 1, Benefit Preview Party & Silent Auction 6:00-9:00pm. The fair continues Saturday May 2 from 10:00am -5:00pm & Sunday May 3 from 11:00am- 4:00pm. For tickets and information please call 314-516-7248 or visit printfair.umsl.edu.

Stump Speaking

June 14, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Please join us in celebrating the opening of the Dr. Allen B. and Helen S. Shopmaker Political Print Gallery. Through the ongoing generosity of Helen Shopmaker, the Mercantile Library will have on continual view a selection of visual arts addressing pressing political issues through time. The reception will take place in the gallery, where visitors can view the inaugural exhibition A Mirror of National Growth and Change: George Caleb Bingham and his Prints of American Frontier Life.

The Shopmaker Political Print Gallery complements the Shopmaker American Political Collection Gallery that presents a wide array of presidential campaign materials as well as changing exhibitions on presidential and campaign themes.

This event is free and open to the public. Your RSVP is appreciated by June 10 to Amanda R. Schneider at 314.516.7248 or AmandaRSchneider@umsl.edu.

whistle stops

Whistle Stops: Campaigning By Train

Boone

George Caleb Bingham and his Prints of American Frontier Life: A Mirror of National Growth and Change

Through March 31, 2015

Plan des Villages

Mapping St. Louis History: An Exhibition of Historic Maps, Books and Images Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of St. Louis

Through June 30, 2015

Merchants On the Map

Merchants on the Map: Selections of Original Business Records from the Mercantile Library's Special Collections through Time

Through June 30, 2015