|Meet the Author: Don Corrigan, "Images of America: Forest Park"|
Event Type: **Author Events|
Age Group(s): Adult
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
"Images of America: Forest Park", a new book by Don Corrigan and Holly Shanks, is dedicated to the more than 13 million people who make Forest Park come alive with their visits each year.Library: Spencer Road Branch Map
The book is full of historic photographs and insightful stories that tell the significance of Forest Park, its history, and its world-class institutions.
At 1,293 acres, Forest Park exceeds the size of New York’s Central Park by almost one-third, and within that acreage are lakes, hills, wetlands, woodlands, and bountiful recreational opportunities. Within a few decades of its 1876 opening, Forest Park became the host for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, as well as the 1904 Summer Olympics. Known as the “Heart of St. Louis,” the park features amazing attractions, such as the Saint Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum, The Muny, and the Saint Louis Science Center. Millions of Americans have come to Forest Park for world-class festivities and for celebrations of heroes, from Lewis and Clark to explorers of outer space. Today, the park continues to host remarkable events, including Fair St. Louis, Earth Day, Shakespeare in the Park, and LouFest.
Location: SP Multipurpose Room 112
Books will be available for purchase.Presenter: Don Corrigan
$21.99 + tax
Status: Waiting List