Field House Museum

A nonprofit organization

$1,968 raised by 12 donors

20% complete

$10,000 Goal

The Field House Museum is a dynamic museum and historic site Image of Roswell Field, attorney for Dred & Harriet Scott with inset of Frances Field.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 "Poet of Childhood." 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 the Supreme 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.

Group of middle school students learning how to faux finish on a school field trip.Since opening the museum expansion in 2016, the Board & staff have worked diligently to create various programs at the Museum and within the community, such as our Speaker Series & Author Talks and Cocktails & Conversations, along with reimagined guided tours of both the historic house and exhibits.

The Field House Museum believes in providing access for all Cocktails & Conversations presentation at the Field House Museumthrough initiatives such as Free Third Thursdays, Blue Star Museums, and Museums for All, all of which offer free or discounted admission. We also create specialized tours for groups of all ages and unique activities, such as "Croquet in the Lou."

Although the Field House Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization run by the Eugene Field House Foundation, we do NOT receive any funds through the ZMD (Zoo Museum District) or the City of St. Louis, the state of Missouri, or the Federal Government.

Giving Activity


To preserve and promote the legacy of the Field family.

The Eugene Field House Foundation preserves and promotes the legacy of the Field family through four objectives:

- Educate the public about Eugene Field, the “Children’s Poet,” a pioneer of journalism and children’s literature.

- Promote the works of Roswell Martin Field, a champion of human freedom and equality, as exemplified by his role as the key attorney for Dred Scott in the landmark Supreme Court decision affecting all African Americans.

- Accurately portray American domestic life within the St. Louis home during the era in which the Field family lived there.

- Facilitate the study of the culture of childhood through period artifacts.

Organization Data


Organization name

Field House Museum

Tax id (EIN)



Arts & Culture, Arts & Culture - Museums, Education, History/Preservation

Operating Budget

Small: $250,001 - $1,000,000

Service Area

St Louis City

Audiences Served

General Public


634 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102