Presented by Reedy Press
Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans
Wednesday, December 19 • 7pm • AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room • Free
Hoping for freedom and a better life, Germans started coming to Missouri en masse in the 1830s. By 1860 native-born Germans amounted to more than a quarter of the city’s population. Author Jim Merkel examines the often serious, sometimes funny, and truly amazing story of Germans in the Gateway City, from the arrival of the first German priest right after the city’s founding to the present.