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Washington's Ball at the Old Courthouse
February 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm FREE
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George Washington’s Birthday Ball

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the National Park Service celebrates President George Washington and his contributions to American history with an authentic birthday ball in his honor. Under the historic dome of the Old Courthouse, visitors will travel back in time, as music from 1860 will fill the courthouse rotunda and living history interpreters will lead the era’s most popular dances.

Before the ball, from 9-11 a.m., instructor Deborah Hyland will teach visitors historical dances from 1860. Then from 12-4 p.m., the Independent Silver will perform live, 19th-century music while living history interpreters lead celebratory dances. Cookies and apple cider will be served.

This event is free and open to all ages. Historical dress is not required to participate.


Old Courthouse
11 North 4th Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
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Phone: 877-982-1410