Wednesday, February 15, 6pm CT
In person at Schlafly Public Library
225 N. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
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Left Bank Books & Schlafly Public Library presents beloved St. Louis historians,
James & Vicki Berger Erwin,
who will discuss the history of the Gateway City as you’ve never seen before,
A History Lover's Guide to St. Louis,
at Schlafly Public Library!
Join us in person or on YouTube Live Page.
Order copies of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
Jim & Vicki will personalize and sign copies for sale from Left Bank Books.
If you are unable to make it in person, leave a personalization note in your order.
Vicki Berger Erwin has been in the publishing industry for more than thirty years in various capacities, including sales, book distribution and as the owner of a bookstore in St. Charles, Missouri. She is the author of more than thirty books in varied genres: picture books, middle-grade mysteries and novels, local histories and true crime. She has an MFA in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University.
James W. Erwin practiced law in St. Louis for thirty-seven years. He is the author of six books on local history. He has an MA in history from the University of Missouri. This is their third book together. They live in Crestwood, Missouri.
Take an Historic Tour through the Gateway City
St, Louis is well known for its stunning arch that represents the Gateway to the West. But the city has many more exciting landmarks and historic sites that offer a glimpse into the past. Join Author Vicki Berger Erwin as she guides you through the rich past of an iconic city.
St. Louis has so much to offer visitors and history lovers. Find prehistoric bone beds at Mastodon State Park or hum a tune at the National Blues Museum. Trace the path of westward expansion at the Gateway Arch National Park or see the Old Courthouse, where Dred Scott and hundreds of other enslaved persons sued for their freedom. Always be on the lookout for mention of one of the highlights of St. Louis history, the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Tour the First State Capitol of Missouri and the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition on historic Main Street in nearby St. Charles. Authors Vicki and Jim Erwin offer the history of the Gateway City as you’ve never seen before.