Whether you're a novice or an enthusiast, join us for ongoing workshops designed to develop basic skills in gathering, preserving, researching and publishing the history, genealogy and culture of people of African descent in the St. Louis region.
On May 23, attend a special workshop with guest lecturer John F. Baker, Jr., as he discusses tracing African American genealogy. Baker, who has lived his entire life just a few miles from Wessyngton Plantation in a town populated by hundreds of descendants of slaves, has been researching, conducting interview and collecting photographs and information about those who were enslaved on Wessyngton.
Mr. Baker will be available to sign copies of his book, The Washingtons of Wessyngton Place: Stories of My Family's Journey to Freedom.
The book is available for purchase in the museum's shop, Louisiana Purchase
This monthly series of workshops is presented by the St. Louis African American History and Genealogy Society.