Date: Mar 17, 2018 | Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tim Youd: St. Louis Retyped at Historic Bellefontaine Cemetery. Tim Youd will be at the William S. Burroughs gravesite typing Burroughs's "Naked Lunch" on the same style of typewriter the author originally used to do so. This event is in partnership with The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the public is invited to visit throughout the day. See website to register for the tour, event is FREE.
The historic Bellefontaine Cemetery was started in 1849 by a group of prominent men from the city of St. Louis. Almerin Hotchkiss, an associate of Frederick Law Olmsted who designed New York's Central Park, was hired to design the layout of the cemetery. Hotchkiss became friends with Henry Shaw and with his help, the cemetery is now noted to have one of the finest collections of trees in the St. Louis area. Amazing examples of architecture and cemetery art can also be found at Bellefontaine Cemetery, as well as the final resting places for many famous people including Adolphus Busch, of the famed Anheuser-Busch beer brewery; William Clark, famous explorer of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; and James Eads, architect who designed the St. Louis Eads Bridge.
Bellefontaine Cemetery is open daily for visiting 8am to 5pm, with extended hours in the summer. The Cemetery hosts many private and public, bus, walking and special themed tours throughout the year.