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Sappington-Concord Historical Society’s “home on the web!”

The organization connects people to history by;
• Honoring veterans
• Educating students
• Preserving stories, documents, artifacts, structures and landscapes

 

 

 


Mission of schs

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021—7 pm join us for the Virtual SCHS Quarterly Meeting via Zoom. Judith Chabot will present “Sears Modern Homes.” Are there any Sears Modern Homes in the Sappington-Concord area?  Any nearby areas?  Join the Zoom session and find out!  Judith, the author of the blog www.searshouseseeker.com, has an amazing knowledge and will share the story of Sears kit homes and the details that help identify those homes. Please use this link to access the meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81348900925?pwd=bTFzSFh5UnJodzh0K1lzQVVwWTRCQT09


Sappington-Concord Historical Society Invites Community to Celebrate Local Veterans
During Annual Memorial Day Celebration – May 31

ST. LOUIS (May 10, 2021) — The Sappington-Concord Historical Society will return to St. Lucas United Church of Christ this year to host the biggest, little annual Memorial Day celebration in South County. This year’s event will be at 9 a.m., Monday, May 31, on the green at St. Lucas United Church of Christ, 11735 Denny Road, 63126. The annual family-friendly celebration is free and open to the public. Guests must observe all St. Louis County COVID-19 requirements to protect the health and safety of all attendees.

This year’s event will feature distinguished speaker Mr. Craig O’Mara, retired pilot for NASA, United Airlines and the United States Air Force Reserves. Mr. O’Mara flew part-time for NASA as a research pilot on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (“SOFIA”), a Boeing 747SP. O’Mara conducted astrophysics research on the only flying observatory in the world. In the USAF Reserves, O’Mara flew the Douglas C-9A Nightingale, a flying hospital, for 22 years. He also volunteered as a pilot for Wings of Hope for 25 years.

This year’s event will also include a ceremonial flyover by a local group of Stearman Biplane aircraft owners; a doves of peace release; and musical performances by Lauren Hoggatt, the Moolah Drum Corps and the Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, and parking will be available on the east parking lot at St. Lucas. This year’s event will not include an indoor reception or refreshments due to COVID-19 restrictions.


Upcoming SCHS events

Wednesday, April 28, 2021—7 pm for the Virtual Quarterly Meeting via Zoom

Esley Hamilton will present “A History of Landscape Architecture in St. Louis” looking not just at gardening but at park and neighborhood design in the broader context of landscape architecture. Primarily through the efforts of Landmarks Association, St. Louisans have become more aware of our architectural heritage, but we are less familiar with the people who designed our parks and neighborhoods. This talk explores some of the highlights, and  introduces nationally famous landscape architects who have designed both public spaces and private gardens in St. Louis.

Esley Hamilton is a SCHS Board member, historian, and author. His background is in urban planning and architectural history, teaching and researching for St. Louis County Parks for 40 years. He also taught the history of landscape architecture at Washington University for a decade. Through these associations he became involved with the National Association for Olmsted Parks, the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation, and the Cultural Landscapes Foundation.


January 27, 2021,Wednesday, 7:00 pm on Zoom

Jeff Rapp will be giving a presentation on Wings of Hope.  The organization is based locally and serves internationally.  If you are unable to participate in this meeting, please visit wingsofhope.ngo; or watch a video about Wings of Hope at youtube.com/watch?v=1kCwJiYWPCA&a

Go to Events – 2021 page for Zoom link

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SCHS Quarterly General Membership Meeting – October 28, 2020, at 7:00 pm
Please join us for the first virtual Quarterly Meeting of the Sappington-Concord Historical Society via Zoom on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 7:00 pm. Plan to sign in a few minutes before the program starts.
The topic is A Virtual Tour of Sappington-Concord. We will be exploring the history of the Sappington-Concord area and traces of the past with a PowerPoint presentation. We recommend viewing on a computer screen rather than a smart phone so that you will be able to see the accompanying photos. This first experience with virtual programming will not be interactive.
Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lfumgqD4pEtJDdPUbjwSotnoqJfy4N3ww

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting.
Thank you and we hope you will be able to join us!

Due to the actions being taken to help limit the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, please verify that meeting will take place by visiting this website prior to the meeting. 

 

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The Sappington-Concord Historical Society…

  • Focuses on the history of the Sappington-Concord area and surrounding areas in South St. Louis County, part of the St.Louis, Missouri metropolitan region, in the USA.
  • Covers the two areas of South St. Louis County, Sappington and Concord, which occupy the central area served by the local school district, the Lindbergh Schools. The Sappington-Concord Historical Society was founded in 1992 out of an initiative of the then Superintendent of Lindbergh Schools, Dr. Jim Sandfort.
  • Is a non-profit organization funded by membership subscriptions and donations by members. It is apolitical and non-sectarian.

The Sappington-Concord Historical Society…

  • Often referred to as the Society or SCHS, is a membership-focused organization. It was not focused on a building or museum until 2017 when it was bequested a house and farm. The SCHS focuses on serving its members and the community. The membership is largely composed of people in the Sappington-Concord area, or who have some connection to the area, but the Society welcomes anyone with an interest in the Sappington-Concord area or history in general to become a member and join in the activities and programs sponsored by the Society. See the Joining page to learn more.
  • Focuses on activities for its members and the general public, sponsoring presentations on history at its membership meetings. The Society also sponsors tours, and has an annual Memorial Day ceremony. To learn more about SCHS activities and programs, go to the Events page.
  • Meets in various public spaces, since it does not have a facility of its own. Most meetings and events are at Sperreng Middle School or a local church.

The Sappington-Concord Historical Society…

  • Publishes a quarterly newsletter for its members, has a book on the Sappington-Concord area, Sappington-Concord; A History, is available in St. Louis County libraries and for purchase. It has a book on local veterans, HomeTown Heroes, which is available for purchase at the administrative offices of the Lindbergh Schools.
  • Has a small archive which is the source of temporary displays that are presented at various times and places throughout the area. It consists of photos, documents and other memorabilia. Items were contributed by area citizens and the Society continues to accept further contributions at any time.
  • Works with various institutions and organizations in the area including schools, churches, Boy Scout troops, libraries, retirement facilities, local municipalities and civic organizations. See more info.
  • Is proud of its 25 plus years of service to the people of the Sappington-Concord area and beyond.

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To learn more about SCHS, see About Us. Topics include:

  • Mission statement
  • Membership and joining
  • Governance
  • Board member listing
  • The Sappington-Concord area
  • SCHS history
  • Website
  • Website photos

To find events good for you and your friends, see the Events menu.

To join SCHS, get the printable Membership Form.

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Sappington-Concord Historical Society has a lot to offer, right now and into the future! Please tell your friends,  family and neighbors about SCHS and to come visit this website at schs.ws to get all the latest information.

Tell them also that we are on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SappingtonConcordHistoricalSociety
We look forward to seeing you all at both places, and of course in person at some of our events and programs!

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The dinner bell and the plow, symbols of the SCHS rural and agricultural heritage.

 


 

Sappington-Concord Historical Society…

                        …join us and we’ll make history together!

Go to Joining page.