St. Louis VCP Participates in Community Service Project

On Saturday, September 22nd, Steve Wahle, a veteran and former Veterans Curation Program participant, led a community service project to help clean up a small museum in downtown St. Louis. This Service Project was part of Steve’s Fellowship for The Mission Continues. The Mission Continues is a national non-profit organization that helps veterans to improve their lives by volunteering and serving their communities. Steve’s Service Project took place at the Eugene Field House and Toy Museum. The Field House is on the National Register of Historic Places, and received National Landmark status in 2007. It was the childhood home of Eugene Field, known as the “Children’s Poet”, who wrote such well known poems as “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod. Field was also a lover of toys, and many of the toys on display at the museum came from his own collection. Sharon Knobbe, Jen Bouchard, and veterans from the program came out to support Steve and improve this St. Louis landmark. In three hours, the museum staff and volunteers cleaned up and landscaped the yard, moved and organized over 1200 historic bricks, cleaned out the attic, laid a floor in the attic, and accessioned more than 50 artifacts.  While cleaning out the attic over 200 objects were discovered, 10 of which had previously been thought lost.  Twenty-eight of the artifacts found were added to the collection. For pictures from the service project you can visit the VCP facebook page (

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