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Monroe County History Museum

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724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
618-939-5008 http://monroecountyhistorymuseum.org/

June 2020

“Grow Up St. Louis” by Jim Merkel

June 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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"Grow Up St. Louis" by Jim Merkel. This is the definitive look at what it was like to be a kid in St. Louis from 1990 to the present. Jim Merkel, who previously wrote four books about St. Louis, started by interviewing more than 100 people who grew up in the area - rich and poor, black and white, know and unknown. To this, he added many dozens of pictures, first-person stories by others about the early 1900s, commentaries about…

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“Clothing of the 18th Century” by Karyn Albers and Kim Barber

June 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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"Clothing of the 18th Century " will be presented by Karyn Albers and Kim Barber. Women of the 18 Century, much like us, needed clothing for warmth and comfort. And much like us, ideas of warmth and comfort were quickly abandoned when fashion came into play. Clothing played differing roles in the 18th Century be it for work, gatherings or formal occasions. This presentation will provide an overview of the history of women's clothing from the Revolutionary War era. The…

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July 2020

“Beer, Brats and Baseball” by Jim Merkel

July 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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"Beer. Brats and Baseball" by Jim Merkel who tells the story of how Germans came to have a preeminent influence in the Gateway City. It is told by Jim Merkel, a descent of Germans who came to St. Louis in the 1850s, and the author of four other books about St. Louis. He tells why so many Germans came to the St. Louis area, how they kept Missouri in the Union, and how anti-Germans sentiment during World War I damaged…

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“Basket Weaving Demonstration and Display” by Patricia Handel

July 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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"Basket Weaving Demonstration and Display" by Patricia Handel. Basket weaving through the years, the materials used and who made them will be shared. Every basket had a purpose. Different techniques to make baskets will be demonstrated. Patricia has been making baskets for 27 years and participates in historical re-enactments. The program will be held in the Monroe County History Museum's Allsheid-Metger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, Illinois 62298.

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September 2020

“The Unreported Story of the Saddam Trial”

September 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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September 26, 2020 at 1:30pm - "The Unreported Story of the Saddam Trial" Presented by Paul Schimpf. Monroe County resident and State Senator Paul Schimpf, lead attorney advisor to the Iraqi prosecutors, discusses his role in the trial of Saddam Hussein. The presentation begins with an overview of the difference between Iraqi and U.S. criminal procedure, then provides background on the crimes that Saddam Hussein stood trial for. Lastly, Schimpf describes the events of the chaotic trial that culminated with…

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