The Field House Museum Presents Croquet in the Lou! †

Event: Croquet in the Lou!

host: Field House Museum, 634 South Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102

Venue: Sons of Rest Shelter – Tower Grove Park, 3619 Southeast Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110


Dates: Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 1:00 pm

Grab a mallet and whack during an afternoon of fun playing croquet when you join the Field House Museum in Tower Grove Park for our first croquet tournament, Croquet in the Lou! on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 1:00 pm with special guest Jodie Fusz Rugart, the No. 1 ranked American women’s croquet champion, and her

husband, championship-level player Conrad Rugar.

From backyards to professional courts, croquet has been a game loved by many since first documented on paper in the 1850s. Even famous newspaper columnist Eugene Field, for whom the Field House Museum was saved, wrote a poem called, “The Game of Croquet,” in The Tribune Primer† So, grab your sport whites and join us for a FUNdraiser supporting the Field House Museum!

Each team of two will receive a charcuterie, which they can enjoy on their own blanket and chairs, or guests may reserve a seat under the pavilion or one of our tents. This unique event provides instrumental support in continuing the mission of the Field House Museum, helping us to create dynamic programs and exhibitions, along with maintaining the integrity of the National Landmark Field family home.


Tournament Team – $100 Tournament team tickets include admission for a team of two along with a charcuterie basket.

Reserved Seating – $10/chair

About the Field House Museum

The Field House Museum is a dynamic museum and historic site focused on the Field Family. The historic house was once the home of Roswell Field, noted St. Louis attorney, and the birthplace of his son, Eugene Field, the “Children’s Poet.” While living in the home, Roswell Field became the key attorney in the Dred & Harriet Scott Freedom Suit when he formulated the legal strategy that propelled the case to federal court. The house is designated as a National Historic Landmark and has an attached museum featuring the many collections of the Field House Museum along with traveling exhibits.

Visitor Information

Admission: Adults: $10.00, children 7-16: $5.00, members and children 6 & under: free

Museum Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm, Sunday Noon to 4:00pm

For general information, call 314.421.4689, email us at or visit our website at

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