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May 23, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a Railroad Map Colloquium featuring Nick Fry, Curator of the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library, when he will discuss railroad maps featured in the "Mapping St. Louis History" exhibition in his talk "Going off on Tangents: Maps, Railroads, and the Shortest Distances Between Two Points."

Tickets are $10 for members or $12 for non-members. Call 314.516.7248 or e-mail for tickets or more information.

Stump Speaking

June 14, 2015 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Please join us in celebrating the opening of the Dr. Allen B. and Helen S. Shopmaker Political Print Gallery. Through the ongoing generosity of Helen Shopmaker, the Mercantile Library will have on continual view a selection of visual arts addressing pressing political issues through time. The reception will take place in the gallery, where visitors can view the inaugural exhibition A Mirror of National Growth and Change: George Caleb Bingham and his Prints of American Frontier Life.

The Shopmaker Political Print Gallery complements the Shopmaker American Political Collection Gallery that presents a wide array of presidential campaign materials as well as changing exhibitions on presidential and campaign themes.

This event is free and open to the public. Your RSVP is appreciated by June 10 to Amanda Schneider at 314.516.7248 or

whistle stops

Whistle Stops: Campaigning By Train


George Caleb Bingham and his Prints of American Frontier Life: A Mirror of National Growth and Change

Through June 30, 2015

Plan des Villages

Mapping St. Louis History: An Exhibition of Historic Maps, Books and Images Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of St. Louis

Through June 30, 2015

Merchants On the Map

Merchants on the Map: Selections of Original Business Records from the Mercantile Library's Special Collections through Time

Through June 30, 2015

Proud Pastures

Proud Pastures, Country Chronicles and Rural Rhapsodies: America's 19th Century Illustrated Farm Atlases and Viewbooks

Through July 1, 2015