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A Peddler’s Tale: Religious Exile and Community in Early Modern Switzerland

June 23 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Join us for a special Sunday Forum featuring Dr. Kristine Wirts, associate professor of History at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, as she presents and signs copies of her book, A Peddler’s Tale: Religious Exile and Community in Early Modern Switzerland (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2024). Written in the microhistorical tradition, A Peddler’s Tale tells the story of Jean Giraud, a Huguenot merchant-peddler who with his family fled religious persecution in France following Louis XIV’s revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. A Peddler’s Tale is based on Jean Giraud’s livre de raison, or account book, and other records Wirts unearthed in her visits to various state and municipal archives in the French and Swiss Alps. A Peddler’s Tale will be available for purchase at the book signing on June 23 and may be obtained in advance on Amazon.

SILENT AUCTION BIDDING ON TONI WIRTS’ PASTEL PAINTING

A pastel painting by Toni Wirts (mother of Dr. Kristine Wirts) of an indigenous child is being donated to the ES and offered for silent auction bidding. The painting is of a rosy cheeked, blonde haired Australian aborigine girl. This particular painting was chosen by the artist because her own fondness hoped it would melt hearts. The bidding will start at $250 and end on July 20 at 12 noon. The sign-up sheet for bids will be on the wall near the drinking fountain.

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Date:
June 23
Time:
9:45 am - 10:45 am
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Venue

Hanke Room
9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117-1003 United States

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EthicalStL