We’re excited to announce our new tour series, "Don't Knock It Till You Walk It"...tours that will dive into the deeper stories of both county and city neighborhoods, encouraging people to rethink what it means to be St. Louis. While entertaining and irreverent, these fact-based and educational tours seek to challenge perceptions of the city/county divide.
Join us on a leisurely stroll through the grand-mama of STL suburbs. Webster has it all: great architecture, intriguing history, and enough cool trivia you’ll WANT to get stuck in traffic on Big Bend.
Delve into the history of a St. Louis neighborhood through the eyes of the people who left the noise and pollution of a booming, turn of the century city for the wide open spaces of the country. We’ll explore how their efforts to create a new sort of community built what became a national symbol for insulated suburban life in the 1960s.
Trains, cholera, Native Americans, and even CBS....they all played a part in the creation of one of our country's greatest suburbs. And in turn, Webster played a part in the creation of some of our coolest citizens...from Jonathan Franzen to Harry Caray, with a couple of Pulitzer Prize winners and even a supermodel thrown in for good measure. This tour promises to be entertaining, fresh, and through-provoking...hope to see you there!
Price per person: $15
Tour will start on the corner of Gore and Lockwood in downtown Webster, public parking nearby.
Participants are encouraged to gather for drinks and debates afterward, location TBA.