Walks, Tours, Programs, Lectures and Book Signings
presented by author/historian NiNi Harris.
All the tours are based on Harris's original research.
More book signings and book programs
are scheduled throughout the year.
Check back here for additions.

Jingle, Jingle!
Holiday(s) 2021
Book Signings & Historical Conversation

Sunday, December 19
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Book Sale & Signing
while sharing a sip of wine
Hammond's Books & Antiques
1939 Cherokee Street, 63118
on Cherokee Street's Antique Row
For more information call:  314-323-6389

​More holiday book signings will be scheduled.
As plans are finalized, the dates will be listed here.

Early Spring 2022
Walking Tours with NiNi Harris

During early spring of 2022, NiNi Harris will feature the 
Art Deco architecture of Downtown St. Louis and the 
French heritage of the Carondelet Neighborhood on her 
walking tours.

The tours are all based on NiNi Harris's original,
primary-sourced research.

OASIS Walking Tours

For more information or reservations for OASIS programs call:
The registrar at 314-862-4859 x 24
or visit www.oasisnet.org/stl

If the tour dates are filled, put your name on the waiting list. Additional tours dates will be opened, so everyone can be accommodated.

Downtown Art Deco Tour (two opportunities)

The sweeping curves and geometric designs of Art Deco styling were combined with the New York style skyscraper boom and the WPA financed boom in the construction of civic structures in Downtown St. Louis. As a result, Downtown boasts an impressive collection of Art Deco architecture with a St. Louis flare.

Tuesday, March 15, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 16, 10:30 a.m. 

​Old Carondelet (two opportunities)

The Carondelet neighborhood of South St. Louis City was founded as a French farming village in 1767. Author/historian NiNi Harris will guide you along streets laid out by French settlers. The walk will highlight sites in African-American history, the homes of Confederate officers and the residences of abolitionists.

Tuesday, April 19, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. 

Private or Group Walking Tours

​NiNi Harris also offers private tours for clubs and individuals.
To schedule a private tour call 314-752-2304 or send an
e-mail to niniharrisstl@gmail.com.

Bus Tours with NiNi Harris

Day-long bus tours will be returning during the spring of 2022 through Directions Tours.

For more information call 314-577-0077.



Sheila Harris (who worked with her sister NiNi on many projects)
is well-known for her paintings and batiks of St. Louis architecture. Her acrylics and batiks were inspired by her travels in both this country and overseas.  

​Building entryways in places like Dublin are admired, immortalized on small cards and then sent through the post the world over, but the thresholds of our humble-yet-gorgeous city structures are barely noticed, as long as they allow us to move from one side of a wall to the other. To raise our local portal perception, St. Louis artist Sheila M. Harris has painted images of the doors of our historic homes, storefronts and factories, and she has put these watercolor works on display for all to enjoy. Harris’ Historic Doors of St. Louis was recently hanging at Washington Avenue Post
(1312 Washington Avenue).
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