Eugene Field Library
About the Eugene Field Library
The Eugene Field Library is home to the Gleich Collection, the largest privately-owned collection of Eugene Field’s works. Within it are various volumes of literature written by the beloved Children’s Poet, ranging from first editions to personal manuscripts. The books on display include those published during Eugene’s life, some signed by the author, and many published by his estate. Of note, is the previously unpublished manuscript, Lena and the Old Witch, published in a limited run by the Eugene Field House Foundation in 2000. The library can be utilized for research purpose through appointment only.
The saying “love at first sight” could never be more true when it comes to Eugene and Julia Field. From their whirlwind courtship, to their undying love throughout marriage, Eugene and Julia: The Story of the Fields will highlight the depth of their love through letters and the recounting of their lives together. This is a story you’ll be sure to fall in love with.
Future Library Exhibits
Field’s Famous Foods
July 20, 2019 – January 2020
Take a bite out of Eugene’s writings when you explore the most the most mouth-watering and unique poems on everything food.
Enjoy many great speakers, author talks, and workshops throughout 2019 at the Field House Museum! From 1800s society in St. Louis to Eugene’s poetry and Roswell’s work on the Dred Scott case, our Speaker Series will explore many topics.
These events are free for members and may have a small fee for general admission.
Spring 2019 Events
Harry Weber: Sculpting our Past – February 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
Workshop Series: Cursive Writing – March 9, 2019, Adult: 9:00 am Child: 2:00 pm