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St. Louis Browns History Discussion 05/07/24

Please join us on May 7th at 7:00PM for a lecture on the St. Louis Browns and their connection to University City. The lecture will be held in the second floor auditorium (elevator IS working again!)  Please RSVP here

This will be presented by Ed Wheatley who is the current President of the St. Louis Browns fan club.

Ed Wheatley is an award-winning and bestselling author, film producer, and sports historian. He has been a weekly sports contributor on a St. Louis drive time radio program.

  • His book, The St. Louis Browns – The Story of a Beloved Team received numerous accolades and awards including Sports Collectors Digest’s selection as the best book published on baseball in 2017, and a 2017 nomination for the Lawrence Ritter Award by the Society for American Baseball Research for the best book in baseball.
  • In 2020 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch selected his book, Baseball in St. Louis – Little Leagues to Major Leagues as one of the top 25 books of 2020. Recently, these two books were selected in a Book Authority buyer’s guide of the “100 Best Baseball Books of All Time”.
  • He has produced two baseball films shown on the PBS network that each received EMMY award nominations, as well as a win in 2020. His films were also selected for inclusion in the prestigious National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Annual Film Festivals in 2018 and 2019.
  • He has produced a third PBS film in 2022 from his book by the same name of another key moment in St. Louis Sports History – Wrestling at the Chase that also received an EMMY nomination.
  • His book, St Louis Sports Memories – Forgotten Teams and Moments from America’s Best Sports Town, which tells why St. Louis is the best Sports town in America is now being made into a documentary that will premiere next year.
  • His most recent book, The St. Louis Cardinals, Everything You Need to Know has also received many fine accolades.

Ed is still active is the sports world.

  • He serves as the President of the St. Louis Browns Historical Society & Fan Club – an organization of 700 active baseball fans remembering St. Louis’ forgotten American League baseball team.
  • He also finds time to play in over 100 games a year in Senior League Baseball across the country and is an inductee in the Greater St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame where he is also a member of their Board of Directors.
  • He also serves as Vice President of the Board of directors of the Bob Broeg Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and while also serving in a leadership role for the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.

Max Beckmann in University City 09/05/24

Please join the Historical Society of University City at the St. Louis Art Museum on

Thursday September 5th at 10:30 am for a lecture on Max Beckmann in University City.

ATTENDEES MUST RSVP HERE We need to know the number of attendees so the museum can make the proper accommodations.

This will be presented by David Conradsen who is the Brumbaugh Curator of Decorative Arts & Design at the St. Louis Art Museum.

  • Since arriving at the Museum in 1994 he has curated a range of exhibitions on European and American decorative arts.
  • He has helped to build the collection’s current strength in objects of the American Arts and Crafts movement, including more than two dozen ceramics made by the faculty and students active in University City, Missouri. This was the subject of the 2004 exhibition and catalog, “University City Ceramics: Art Pottery of the American Woman’s League.”
  • Since 2014 the tiled Frederick and Agnes Rhead Fireplace, one of the Museum’s ceramic masterpieces, has been a focal point of the permanent installation of UC ceramics in Gallery 332, which we will visit to see the current installation, featuring a number of recent acquisitions and loans.