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Henry Shaw's Birthday 

When: Mon., July 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 2017
Price: free admission
Englishman Henry Shaw arrived in St. Louis in 1819, hoping to go into the hardware business. The rapid economic growth of the city during those years helped him amass a small fortune and more than 1,000 acres of land. Today Shaw's country home is the renowned Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; www.mobot.org), a public garden and scientific institute. Today the garden celebrates the 217th birthday of its illustrious founder with free admission and festivities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be stilt walkers, a silhouette artist and marionette shows. Guests can also tour Tower Grove House, which was once Shaw's remote country home.
— Paul Friswold

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