Exhibit, lecture tell story of St. Louis Jewish Anti-Tubercular Preventorium

The exhibit “Camp Fee Fee: The St. Louis Jewish Anti-Tubercular Preventorium,” will open at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis on Feb. 21. Archivist Diane Everman will lead an opening lecture at 7 p.m at Federation, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. 

As part of the national movement in the late 19th to early 20th century to quell the alarming numbers of those contracting and suffering from tuberculosis, the St. Louis Jewish community created a summer camp for at-risk children in 1926. Commonly called Camp Fee Fee, the preventorium was meant to not only expose the children to fresh air, exercise and good food, but also to teach them about health.

Everman holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Maryland-College Park. She serves as the archivist for the St. Louis Jewish Community Archives, the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, the Taylor Family Archives and as Corporate Archivist for Enterprise Holdings, Inc. She also does classical archaeology, currently working on a site in the northern Negev in Israel. Her research presented here is in association with her 2016 Center for Missouri Studies Fellowship from the State Historical Society of Missouri.

To RSVP or for more information, call the Brodsky Library at 314-442-3720, or RSVP to Cyndee Levy at [email protected]. This program is free and open to the public. Dessert reception to follow; dietary laws observed.