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Sep 05, 2018

Museum After Hours: “What’s this doing there?:” Archaeological Evidence of the St. Louis Barter Economy

September is Archeology Month! Join Michael Meyer, Missouri Department of Transportation, as he discusses the excavation of the poteaux-en-terre house in St. Louis built and occupied by Pierre Berger from 1866 to 1778. The cellar of this home later became a trash pit for the home and blacksmith shop of Jean-Baptiste Marli. The refuse, a mix of domestic, commercial and industrial refuse, hints at how people conducted commerce in St. Louis in the final decades of the 18th century.

The program will be held in the Missouri State Museum's History Hall, located in the east wing of the Missouri State Capitol. After hours access to the Capitol (after 5:30 pm) is through the garage on the east side of the building.


Time: 7 pm

Location: Missouri State Museum, First Floor, Missouri State Capitol, 201 W Capitol Ave 

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information, please contact the Missouri State Museum at dsp.state.museum@dnr.mo.gov or 573-751-2854

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