WHAT: On Sunday, November 10, at 1 and 3 p.m., the Old Courthouse Players will present a special performance of the radio-style play “A Most Unsettled State.” This free, 30-minute program is based on the book of the same name by NiNi Harris and offers first-person accounts of St. Louis during the Civil War. The program is sponsored by the National Park Service and Jefferson National Parks Association, and is open to the public.


‘A Most Unsettled State’ features excerpts from letters, journals, articles and memoirs by nurses, ministers, soldiers and figures from local and national history, including William Tecumseh and Julia dent Grant, whose words paint vivid images of day-to-day life in St. Louis during the Civil War.


“The Civil War plays such a vital role in the history of the United States,” said Ann Honious, Chief, Museum Services and Interpretation, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.” “Seeing a performance of ’A Most Unsettled State’ will allow event guests to experience the vibrant accounts of life in St. Louis during this historic period from a unique first-person perspective.”


After each of the performances, ‘A Most Unsettled State’ author NiNi Harris will be signing copies of her book, which will be available for purchase at the Old Courthouse bookstore.


WHERE:  Old Courthouse

11 North Fourth Street

St. Louis, MO 63102

COST:  FREE and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Visit www.gatewayarch.com or call 1-877-982-1410 for more information.


  • Occurred Sunday, November 10th, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Old Courthouse

11 North Fourth Street
St. Louis, MO 63102