The Historical Society of Forest Park (HSFP) is starting a new tradition – an annual T-shirt, which will debut this year at the Holiday Walk on Dec. 6. According to HSFP member Kristen Lyons, each year the HSFP will select an aspect of Forest Park history and put it on a t-shirt for sale to the general public. These shirts will be a limited edition; only a select number will be made, probably around 100 this year.
“The 2020 T-shirt will tell the history of the WWII torpedo plant in Forest Park, on Roosevelt Road where Living Fresh and the mall now stand. This piece of WWII history was preserved by the Village of Forest Park in the city sticker issue in 1952, so the shirts have two pieces of history, the US Navy torpedo factory and the 1950’s retro style,” said Lyons.
She added that the HSFP got permission from Mayor Rory Hoskins before design and production.
Shirts will be sold during the Holiday Walk for $20 each at Century & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison St.
“They’ll be rolled with a ribbon and gift tag, so they’re ready for gifting,” said Lyons. The shirts are cotton and available in adult sizes medium through XXL.