Press Releases

February 17, 2015


Kirkwood Public Library’s Spring Coffee Program: Jessie Tarbox Beals & The 1904 World’s Fair
Kirkwood Public Library is proud to announce its Spring Coffee Program, “Jessie Tarbox Beals and the 1904 World’s Fair.” Chautauqua scholar Dianne Moran will portray the famous photojournalist in historically accurate dress with theme displays and World’s Fair memorabilia.
Kirkwood Public Library is proud to announce a unique program. This Spring Coffee program, entitled “Jessie Tarbox Beals and the 1904 World’s Fair,” will feature Chautauqua scholar Dianne Moran portraying the pioneering female photojournalist in historically correct dress, along with presenting memorabilia from the 1904 World’s Fair which took place in St. Louis.
Jessie Tarbox Beals was a pioneer in her field, the first published female photojournalist and the first female night photographer. She broke gender barriers along the way to capturing some of the most iconic images of her or any time, including a number of freelance news photographs that came to define the 1904 World’s Fair, which put St. Louis on the world map for many.
The Library is proud to honor her legacy with this program, which will take place on Wednesday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
For more information, contact Kirkwood Public Library.
About Kirkwood Public Library:
For nearly 75 years, the Kirkwood Public Library has been a warm and welcoming place for the Kirkwood community. What began as one room full of books on the top floor of City Hall has grown into a three-story building housing a wide collection of all types of materials. Visit the Kirkwood Public Library online at
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