Catastrophe City on the Mississippi: Environmental Perils and Adaptations in Gilded Age St. Louis (lecture)

  • Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Blvd St. Louis, MO 63112

Catastrophe City on the Mississippi: Environmental Perils and Adaptations in Gilded Age St. Louis
Wednesday, January 20 2016, 7:00 p.m. | AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room | Free

St. Louisans in the Gilded Age were no strangers to environmental hazards. With less-than-sanitary plumbing and water sources, epidemic disease was an ever-present danger, and the menace of fire lurked around every corner. Join Professor Andrew Hurley of the University of Missouri–St. Louis as he discusses the ways in which citizens grappled with and adapted to these continuous threats.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Walk in 1875 St. Louis.