Celebrate SLSO’s 50th Year at Powell Hall by loaning items to SLPL’s exhibit

Celebrate the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s 50th anniversary at historic Powell Hall, formerly the Saint Louis Theatre, by loaning your keepsakes and memorabilia from the last half-century to be exhibited by St. Louis Public Library during the upcoming anniversary season.

To complete the exhibit, St. Louis Public Library is asking the public to temporarily loan ticket stubs, programs, photos and other memorabilia from the building during the last 50 years.

SLPL is partnering with SLSO to create the anniversary exhibit, 50 Years at Powell Hall, which will run January 16, 2018 through March 17, 2018 at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street.

Items can be dropped off at the St. Louis Public Library’s Administration Office, 1415 Olive Street, Monday-Friday, November 6-17 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All items will be returned once the exhibit ends.

Built in 1925 as a Vaudeville theater and movie house, the St. Louis Theatre screened its last movie, “The Sound of Music” in 1966, before it was purchased by the St. Louis Symphony Society, and repurposed into a celebrated concert hall. It reopened its doors in January 1968 as the first permanent home of the SLSO.

For more information about loaning memorabilia to St. Louis Public Library’s exhibit, call 314-539-0305.