Before the ring of pinball machines echoed through arcades, Bagatelle was filling parlors and pockets across the world. Drawing from the private collection of Mr. Ed Nickels, Bagatelle will follow the journey of pinball’s predecessor from the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to game rooms across the country. Featuring intricately decorated and brightly colored bagatelles from the 19th and early 20th centuries, this exhibit will surely catch your eye and get you yearning for a game night.
As the Field House Museum celebrates the 175th anniversary of the construction of the historic Field family home, we will be looking back at how we have changed since 1845. Featured on the Museum’s third floor, Momentous Milestones will highlight everything from the penny drive that saved the house in 1934 to the interior and exterior restorations that helped to earn us our National Landmark Status. Stop by the oldest privately-owned residential home in St. Louis, and we’ll share our secret to aging. It’s not every day you turn 175!
Momentous Milestones is sponsored by the following:
The Daniel and Henry Co.
Landmarks Association of St Louis, Inc.
Note: This exhibit is on the third floor of the historic house, which is not handicap accessible.
Upcoming Museum Exhibits
Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang at the Field House Museum in the traveling exhibit, Life & Art of Charles M. Schulz. Explore Schulz’s personal history and his role as the sole inspiration and artistic talent behind Peanuts and its unique cast of characters. Follow Schulz from his Minnesota roots to his life in California and tracks the development of the characters that make up the unique world of Peanuts from comic strips and Schulz quotes to photographs that illuminate the story behind the creation of this most popular and influential cartoon strip.
Exhibit curated by the Charles M. Schulz Museum
Come and explore Eugene Field’s most popular book of poetry, Poems of Childhood, in this dynamic exhibit that will spark the imagination and bring to life the words of Eugene Field’s most famous book of poetry. From the land of sugar-plum trees and magnificent creatures to the sweet tales of falling asleep, guests will take a journey into a land of creativity.