Events This Weekend in St. Louis - Downtown

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The Wonderful World of Collecting Disneyana

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18
Field House Museum 634 S. Broadway, St. Louis St. Louis - Downtown

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The Field House Museum invites you to be our guest as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse with an array of Disney© collectibles on loan from Don & Shirley Zork. Since 1923, Walt Disney and his creations have entertained audiences across the large and small screens. From humble beginnings here in Missouri to stardom, the company has developed into a household name capturing hearts worldwide. Learn about the man behind the magic and all things Disney© while reminiscing over a collection that has taken more than 30 years to compile. 314-421-4689

Foundations of Freedom

Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 31
Field House Museum 634 S. Broadway, St. Louis St. Louis - Downtown

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Dred Scott was a slave who'd been taken from Missouri, a slave state, to Illinois, a free one. Yet he remained in bondage. In 1846 Scott sued for freedom from enslavement for himself and his wife Harriet, arguing that his two years of residing in a free state should make him a citizen under the doctrine of "once free, always free." The case was fought in various courts from 1846 to 1857, with victories and setbacks along the way. After the Scotts' patron could no longer pay their legal fees, St. Louis attorney Roswell Field took the case pro bono and continued the fight to win the Scotts' freedom. It was an unpopular cause in Missouri, but the Scotts' eventual defeat helped further stiffen the spine of the abolitionist cause. Roswell Field's home is now the Field House Museum, which opens its new exhibition, Foundations of Freedom, in honor of Black History Month. The exhibit tells the story of the Scotts' long legal struggle, other freedom suits and the national conversation about the legality of slavery in the nineteenth century. Foundations of Freedom opens Saturday, February 2, at the Field House Museum (634 South Broadway; www.eugenefieldhouse.org). It remains on display through January 31, 2020, and the museum is open Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $5 to $10. 314-421-4689

Landmarks Downtown St. Louis Walking Tours

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26
Old Courthouse 11 N. Fourth St., St. Louis St. Louis - Downtown

Buy Tickets$10 per person. Children under 12 are free.


Explore the fascinating history, culture and architectural legacy of Downtown St. Louis from the city's founding through its current development. We offer two regularly-scheduled tours on Saturdays at 10 am from April 1 to October 31. Tickets are $10 (children under 12 are free). Purchase Tickets in advance at: LandmarksTours.STL.org For group and special tours or for more information, check out our website or call 314-690-3140. Take a walk through the history of Downtown St. Louis! History, Culture, Architecture and Exercise: What could be better on a Saturday morning? 314-690-3140

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