Presentation of the Donald T. Wright Award and James V. Swift Medal

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Join the Pott Waterways Library as we congratulate Melody Golding, 2023 recipient of the Donald T. Wright Award for her book “Life Between the Levees: America’s Riverboat Pilots” and Gregg Andrews, recipient of the 2023 James V. Swift Medal for his book “Shantyboats and Roustabouts: The River Poor of St. Louis, 1875-1930.”

There will be a pre-ceremony, river-themed tour of the Pencils on the Frontier exhibition starting at 12:45 pm, followed by the awards presentation at 1:30 p.m. Stick around after the ceremony and enjoy light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, plus a chance to chat with the authors!

Attendance is free, but registration is required due to limited space. Please RSVP by phone to 314-516-7248, or email

This is a hybrid event. Please specify in your RSVP if you will attend online or in-person.

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Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
Accepts Donations
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed