Welcome to the Hawken House

The Jewel in the Crown of The Queen of the Suburbs: Webster Groves.

Let’s Celebrate History!

Enjoy a glimpse of life as it was 100 years ago in Webster Groves.  An exhibit entitled, LIFE ON THE EVE OF WORLD WAR I opens on Sunday April 27th at Historic Hawken House, 1155 South Rock Hill Road.  Each room of the house features memorabilia from the 1910′s on loan from friends of the Webster Groves Historical Society.  See everything from spectacular ball gowns, reminiscent of the “Downton Abby” series, to a collection of period Cracker Jack prizes, from a vintage Red Cross uniform to a candlestick phone with wood subset.

A special open house featuring refreshments, a restored 1913 automobile, and demonstration of the 1910′s Edison phonograph, plus guided tours will be held on Sunday, April 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  In addition, a vintage tag sale will be in the lower level of the Hawken House.  Admission to the house is $4 per person for individuals age 12 and older.  Children are free.
More information may be obtained by calling 314-968-1857.  The exhibit will run through Thanksgiving and may be seen any Sunday from 1:00-4:00, and Tuesday or Thursday from 11:00-3:30