Field House Museum

634 South Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102 - United States



Field House Museum

Museum Day Hours of Operation: 10:00 am ‐ 4:00 pm

Immerse yourself in 19th century St. Louis at the Field House Museum. This row house was built in 1850 and was home to two great men of St. Louis: Roswell Field and his son Eugene Field.

Guided tours of historic home will regale you with stories of the Field family while you admire furnishing and items that belonged to Eugene Field, the "Children's Poet". Learn about his father, Roswell Field, and how his philosophical thinking took the Dred Scott case to the United States Supreme Court.

After your guided tour take your time in the museum's new gallery space with rotating exhibits and explore the Eugene Field library with original works and maps of St. Louis.


What's Past is Prologue: A House Brimming With Stories
January 2017-October 2017
In 2016, The Field House Museum opened a 4,000 sq. ft. expansion adjoining the historic house museum. What’s Past is Prologue: A House Brimming with Stories, is the embodiment of the past and present as it narrates the Field Family’s multiple contributions to American society, framed in a modern day context.

Large murals tell the stories of Roswell and Frances’ life in St. Louis, Roswell’s contributions to the Dred Scott case, and poet Eugene Field whose verses captivated boys and girls across the country. A separate tale depicted in the gallery is that of the museum itself, and its transition from the Eugene Field Shrine to The Field House Museum that visitors see today.

Teddy Bear Picnic
June 14, 2017 - October 2017
In the exhibit, Teddy Bear Picnic, the Field House Museum will be celebrating childhood and the history of the teddy bear with various picnic displays. On display will be examples of bears from the Margarete Steiff GmbH Toy Company, the North American Bear Company, and many other toy makers. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy the displays of picnicking and patriotic bears.

Threads of Society: American Quilts and the Stories They Tell
September 2017-December 2017
Far more than just bedcovers, quilts were made with careful consideration. Commemorating personal events, remembering friends, broadcasting status and displaying skill, quilts oftentimes provided details of a woman’s life which would have otherwise been lost to time. They act as important representations of the American spirit in art, worthy of recognition and regard. Motifs and practices shown throughout the history of fine art can be found in abundance in these carefully crafted textiles, both as a continuance of past styles and as a precursor to artistic movements that would not be popularized for decades to come.

Threads of Society: American Quilts and the Stories They Tell
This exhibit will feature several quilts from the Field House Museum collection, dating within the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The exhibition will express the story of quilting in American society, focusing on the recognition of quilts as historic and artistic materials.

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