On Thursday night September 20th the Historical Society’s Searchlight Party will go on, even though our guest of honor – our 114 year old searchlight – will not be making an appearance. A death in operator Bill Kaufman’s family and a just discovered problem with the City Hall roof over the searchlight have combined to keep the searchlight under cover.
We will have the Party on Thursday night as planned and Channel 9’s Jim Kirchherr will show the searchlight story that aired on “Living St. Louis.” We will not be selling or taking tickets for this abbreviated evening. If you’ve already purchased your ticket, we’re happy to offer a refund. Or if you’d like to save your ticket you’ll be able to use it at the rescheduled searchlight party later in the fall or maybe early spring.
Our thoughts go out to the Kaufman family. And we look forward to having Bill back here with us for our rescheduled event. We’ll keep you posted when we have set a date."