Have you ever wondered what stories a house could tell if the walls could talk?
Built more than 160 years ago, the Field House was once part of a row house, a get-away from the noise and smoke of the small metropolis of St. Louis. The embodiment of the past and present, the brick house is the centerpiece of a series of dynamic stories that include attorney Roswell Field, who became the advocate in Dred and Harriet Scott’s quest for freedom, poet Eugene Field, whose verses captivated boys and girls across the country, and school children, whose pennies helped saved the house from the wrecking ball.
Detachable collars and cuffs, a doll house, inkwells, historic toys, as well as bottles excavated from the sites are some of the objects that help tell stories of compassion, resilience, and generosity that catapulted this simple brick house into a historic landmark and now a museum.
Teddy Bear Picnic
June 14, 2017 – October 2017
For over 100 years the teddy bear has been a staple of American childhood that enjoys a long history filled with popularity. Often a favored toy, the bear has accompanied many children on picnics and grand adventures of youth. The enduring legacy is one that is filled with the imagination of those who cherish them and an origin story that stretches across two continents. From songs, stories, nursery rhymes, and more the teddy bear continues to be a favored toy.
In the exhibit, Teddy Bear Picnic, the Field House Museum will be celebrating childhood and the history of the teddy bear with various picnic displays. On display will be examples of bears from the Margarete Steiff GmbH Toy Company, the North American Bear Company, and many other toy makers. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy the displays of picnicking and patriotic bears.
This summer, the Field House Museum will be hosting a special event weekend to accompany the exhibit. On July 15 and 16, 2017, the museum will be hosting a Teddy Bear Picnic that will include food, fun, and tours of the museum. For more information and ticket prices, please follow the link below.