St.Louis Regional Historical Societies

Local History Fair – coming soon!

Local History Fair Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Local History Fair Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
At St. Louis County Library Headquarters
Learn more about the history of your local community!
Representatives from St. Louis area local history organizations will be available to discuss their activities in documenting, preserving, and promoting the history of their communities. This is the 3rd annual fair.
Visit the fair for your own personal information…
Or have your history organization apply to have a table. In the past two years, most organizations are bringing literature about their org, any published books, photos of sties and activities, informational handouts. They bring anything they can to describe and promote their organization. If you want to appy, please hurry. The application deadline has technically been passed.
For more information contact History & Genealogy at 314-994-3300, ext. 2070 or genealogy@slcl.org.
St. Louis County Library Headquarters
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. | St. Louis, MO 63131 | 314-994-3300
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Scott Holl says:
“Join us for our third annual Local History Fair at St. Louis County Library Headquarters on Saturday, Aug. 25, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Participating organizations will include
Bridgeton Historical Society
Carondelet Historical Society
Fenton Historical Society
Jennings Historical Society
Kirkwood Historical Society
Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center
Missouri Pacific Historical Society
Missouri State Archives
Old Jamestown Association
Sappington-Concord Historical Society
National Railway Historical Society—St. Louis Chapter
St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds
St. Louis County Parks
St. Louis Genealogical Society
St. Louis Public Library
State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center
University City Historical Society”
Quote above is from the St. Louis Genealogical Society Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156644631678909&set=gm.10156587367068156&type=3&theater
Scott Holl is the head of the History and Genealogical Department at St Louis County Library

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Local History Fair Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Local History Fair Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Grant writing workshop Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Grant writing workshop Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10 am Missouri Historical Museum in the AT&T Room.

Grant writing workshop Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10 am
Missouri Historical Museum in the AT&T Room.

Are you a museum, archives or historical organization looking to know more about available grant funding?

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10 am there will be a workshop on Grant Writing at the Missouri Historical Museum (located in Forest Park, at the intersection of Lindell Blvd. and DeBaliviere Ave.) in the AT&T Room.

Austin Skinner from the Missouri Humanities Council will lead the discussion on the available grants from MHC and share some information on other grant possibilities that are out there for area historical organizations.

This program is brought to you by the Missouri Historical Society, the Missouri Humanities Council, and the St. Louis Regional Historical Organizations. It is free and open to the public. Program length estimated to be 60-90 minutes.

To RSVP, call the Missouri Humanities Council at (314) 781-9660.

See the Missouri Humanities Council web page on making grant applications to them.


Next Regional bi-annual meeting is Sunday, October 14


Spring 2018 Bi-Annual Meeting of
St Louis Regional History Organizations

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Historical Society of University City
2:00 – 4:30 pm

City Hall of University City From: http://aboutstlouis.com/local/communities/university-city-missouri

City Hall of University City From: http://aboutstlouis.com/local/communities/university-city-missouri

Tour of historic City Hall – 2-3 pm and
Meeting – 3-4:30

Meeting venue: City Hall of University City
6801 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
There will be a short presentation and some announcements. Most of the 90 minute meeting will be for organizers of local historical organizations to share with each other what they are doing, announcements, expression of concerns and to ask questions. Networking with colleagues is a given at these meetings. There are a few copies of the Regional directory left for those who have not gotten one yet.

See more about the host, Historical Society of University City at: http://www.ucityhistory.org/

Please RSVP to Stephen at schs.webmanager@gmail.com
Or call to RSVP to: 314-918-1617

City Hall of University City rotunda From: https://www.backbeat-photography.com/AllAboutStLouis/University-City-Mo-City-Hall/i-WpPGNk4

City Hall of University City rotunda From: https://www.backbeat-photography.com/AllAboutStLouis/University-City-Mo-City-Hall/i-WpPGNk4

Tour of first and second floors. The first floor tour includes mural and model. Second floor see the grand stairway, railing and rotunda. Fifth floor, see the spectacular view of St Louis in all directions.

Bring literature and books by your historical society to to put out on display table for others to see.

 

 


Winter Day of Sharing – 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Hosted by Carondelet Historical Society at their museum at 6303 Michigan Ave, St Louis, MO 63111.

The Day of Sharing Retreat is to take an extended time, the whole day, to share in-depth with our peers, our fellow colleagues involved in organizing for history organizations. We will share about challenges we face as leaders of our organizations. But more than challenges, the hope is to share solutions, insights, and what works best for us in getting good results.

The Day of Sharing Retreat will be hosted by Carondelet Historical Society at their museum at 6303 Michigan Ave, St Louis, MO 63111. It will start at 8:30 am. At 11:30 we will break for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will select one topic to discuss in more depth. We will finish the day of sharing retreat by 4:00 pm. This event is free and is open to those who are on boards of historical organizations or otherwise are history organizers in the St Louis Regional area and surrounding counties, including St Charles and Illinois.

If you are in Olympic fever mode, think of this retreat as Regional’s Winter Olympics. Whether you are a figure skating type, or a skeleton and luge type, there will be enough variation and challenge for anyone. Bring your challenges seeking solutions. Bring your successes to share. Bring your passion and reach for excellence.

Please RSVP at schs.webmanager@gmail.com or 314-918-1617

Thursday is the Regional Day of Sharing Retreat, hosted by Carondelet Historical Society

Thursday is the Regional Day of Sharing Retreat, hosted by Carondelet Historical Society


 

Thursday, November 16 a second Day of Sharing Retreat

The second Day of Sharing Retreat on Nov 16 will be much like the first one in July 2017. The idea was to take an extended time, the whole day, to share in-depth with our peers, our fellow colleagues involved in organizing for history organizations. We will share about challenges we face as leaders of our organizations. But more than challenges, the hope is to share solutions, insights, and what works best for us in getting good results.

The Day of Sharing Retreat on Nov 16 will be hosted by Carondelet Historical Society at their museum at 6303 Michigan Ave, St Louis, MO 63111. It will start at 8:30 am. At 11:30 we will break for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will select one topic to discuss in more depth. We will finish the day of sharing retreat by 4:00 pm. Again, it is Thursday, November 16 starting at 8:30 am. This event is free and is open to those who are on boards of historical organizations or otherwise are history organizers in the St Louis Regional area and surrounding counties, including St Charles and Illinois.

So we can get an estimate of attendance please RSVP to Stephen Hanpeter at schs.webmanager@gmail.com.

Fall 2017 Biannual Meeting at Clayton

Sunday, October 15, 2017 2pm-4:30pm, at two venues in Clayton

2:00 – 3:00 tour of Hanley House, first venue
3:00 – 4:30 meeting with presentation and sharing time for organizers of local historical organizations at the Center of Clayton, second venue

Please join us!
Addresses for the two venues:

Historic house tour- 2-3pm
Hanley House
7600 Westmoreland Ave, Clayton, MO 63105

Meeting- 3-4:30
The Center of Clayton
50 Gay Ave Clayton, MO 63105

Light refreshments will be served as we discuss and share ideas for collaboration and resource sharing
Sponsored by the Clayton Historical Society

Please RSVP at schs.webmanager@gmail.com or 314-918-1617

What is St Louis Regional Regional Historical Societies?

St.Louis Regional Historical Societies is a loose organization of local historical societies, museums and historic buildings, and other history-related organizations in St. Louis City and St. Louis County, Missouri, USA. It meets twice a year for participating organizations to share information. The group is spear-headed by the St. Louis County historian, Dan Gonzales. Meetings are hosted by the various participating organizations, in turn, usually two organizations working together.

In June 2016 there was an additional offering of a workshop on membership hosted at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park in conjunction with St.Louis Regional Historical Societies. This workshop was designed to further the interests of historical organizations in the greater St Louis metro area.

Attendance at the meetings and workshops is open to the organizers of local historical organizations. The meetings and programs are specifically aimed at serving the needs of leaders and officers of local historical organizations. These leaders gather together to network, to share information with each other about their organizations, to find common challenges and to share strategies to help their organizations move forward.

Dan Gonzales, Preservation Historian for St. Louis County Parks & Recreation, serves as coordinator. Phone number 314.615.7869. Email: DGonzales@stlouisco.com.
Stephen Hanpeter is a lead organizer with Regional.
Phone 314-918-1617. Email: schs.webmanager@gmail.com

See the St.Louis Regional Historical Societies Facebook page, where participating organizations are invited announce their events and projects. You can also find information through the St. Louis County History’s new facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/STLCHistoricPlaces/. If you would like to share information about your events on this page you can do so by contacting Danny Gonzales at dgonzales@stlouisco.com.

Previous meetings and events

A Day of Sharing Retreat – July 11, 2017

John Remelius, president of the Carondelet Historical Society, and Stephen Hanpeter, president of Sappington-Concord Historical Society, would like to invite others from the Regional Historical Societies to join them in a day of sharing about challenges you face as leaders of your organizations. But more than challenges, the hope is to share solutions, insights, and what works. Below are some topics that John has listed up as possible talking points. They are just suggestions. As a group, we can decide on the topics to discuss during the day based on the desires of the group.

The meeting will be at the Carondelet Historical Society on Tuesday, July 11 at 8:00 am and finish at 4:00 pm. It will be a day of sharing and learning. We will start in the morning by deciding on the topics of discussion by mutual agreement among those attending. Whoever is attending will also decide on the structure for the day.

Carondelet Historical Society, 6303 Michigan Ave, St Louis, MO 63111, USA

We will break for lunch, visiting a restaurant in the area. This will be a day for us to talk about organizational needs, concerns and solutions. We hope many of you can come join this sharing session and search for ideas to help your organization better carry out its mission.

A few more words about the focus of the day
The emphasis is on you; your thoughts and your needs right now. Sure we can plan workshops and have seminars on improving our organizations. We can read books. But what if we want to just jump in both feet first into the deep water right now today? That’s what this day is for. Talk about anything and everything. Say whatever you want. Share to your heart’s content, all in one day. Take notes on what you heard and talked about, or just be happy you could talk freely.

Consider this day a retreat
Step back for a few hours. Make time to think, discuss, listen and most of all, share. Some retreats get away from the city. This is in the city, at the beautiful Carondelet Historical Society, 6303 Michigan Ave, St Louis, MO 63111.

So we can get an estimate of attendance please RSVP to Stephen Hanpeter at schs.webmanager@gmail.com.

List of possible topics

Board of Directors

Ageing Board of Directors
What type of Board? In name only or Working members Who controls Organization? Members, Board. Executive Committee, or By-laws.

Money

Fund Raisers
Dues structure.
Insurance Liability?- Artifacts? –Building? Gift Shop
Trust Fund or Investments

Who does Repair & Maintenance

Members Vendors

Office

What type of office equipment What types of computer programs?

What types of meeting programs?

Business meeting? Speaker meeting? Program meetings

How long How often

How to attract Younger Volunteers?
Who will run your Society in 20 years or will it be dead?

Spring 2017 Regional Meeting at the Hawken House

Sunday, April 23, 2017
The Hawken House, Webster Groves Historical Society
1155 S Rock Hill Road
St. Louis, MO 63119
See website for Webster Groves Historical Society

2:00 gathering, refreshments and tour of the Hawken House
3:00 pm  Meeting starts

Welcome From Our Host – 5 min
Presentation from the Missouri History Museum on the Innovation Fund – 10 min
Historians Report by Danny Gonzales – Directory and discussion for next workshop – 5 min
Information on new option for local publishing – Peggy Kruse – 7 min
Organizational Reports – 60 min

4:30 pm Meeting wrap up

Please RSVP to Stephen Hanpeter
Phone: 314-918-1617. Email: schs.webmanager@gmail.com

Fall 2016 Regional meeting at Sappington House Barn restaurant

Sunday, Nov 6, 2:00-4:30 pm at Sappington House in the Barn restaurant, 1015 S. Sappington Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63126. See directions

Sappington House

Sappington House

Refreshments compliments of the the Sappington House Foundation and the Sappington-Concord Historical Society. Free tour of Sappington House at 2:00-3:00 pm. Regional program starts at 3:00.

Agenda
2:00-3:00 Complimentary refreshments, tour of the Sappington House, networking time
3:00 Welcome by event sponsors, Sappington House Foundation and the Sappington-Concord Historical Society – 5 minutes
Introduction – Martha- 5 min

The Barn restaurant at Sappington House

The Barn restaurant at Sappington House

1. Announce workshop at the Missouri History Museum on the topic of volunteers, Date/Time TBD. Pass out signup sheet
2.  Announce the next Regional Historical Society meeting – April 23rd 2:00 pm at the Hawken House Hearth Room in Webster Groves.
Presentation on Regional organizational directory- Stephen- 10 min
Historian Update- Danny- 10 min
1. Facebook Group
2. Proposition 1
3. St. Louis County Landmarks
4. Resource List
3:30-4:30 Organizational presentations by each organization attending to share information about themselves and upcoming events – 60 min
4:30 Adjourn

June 11, Membership Workshop

Membership Development Workshop flier

“Membership Development for Historical Organizations”

Come enjoy a presentation on best practices in the membership field presented by Dana Hines of Membership Consultants. Dana has worked with historical organizations large and small including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, The Smithsonian Institution, and the Missouri Historical Society.

Ms. Hines presentation will be complimented by an expert panel of individuals experienced in membership development who will share their expertise through moderated Q&A, and small group discussion.

Saturday, June 11, 2:00-3:30 at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, in the AT&T Multipurpose Room. Find the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park at Lindell and DeBaliviere 314.746.4599
Membership Consultants
Missouri History Museum
St. Louis County

 

Admission to the workshop is free and open to organizers of history-related organizations in the greater St.Louis metro area.

Please send RSVP email to reserve@ mohistory.org or call 314-361-9017 to make your reservation.

Membership Development Workshop flier

Membership Development Workshop flier

Download a copy of the Membership Development for Historical Organizations flier to share with fellow board directors and officers.

The Spring 2016 meeting

Held at Old St. Ferdinand Shrine in Florissant, Missouri
Sunday, April 17, 1:00-3:30 pm

1:00 pm – Tour of St. Ferdinand Shrine followed by refreshments and networking time
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm meeting
  •  Presentation by hosting institution, St. Ferdinand Shrine – 10 minutes
  •  Presentation by St Louis County Historian, Dan Gonzales; update on local preservation issues – 10 minutes
  •  Presentation on membership issues for local historical organizations – 10 minutes
  •  Presentation on Confluence magazine by Prof. Jeffrey E. Smith, PhD, Lindenwood University – 10 minutes
  •  Sharing time for each local historical organization to present on their activities and missions – 50 minutes
  •  Literature table – bring event fliers, newsletters, brochures, calendars, to hand out, books to sell or books to display
 

The Shrine of St. Ferdinand
1 Rue St Francois,
Florissant, MO 63031

St Louis County Historian, Dan Gonzales – 314-615-7869
RSVP to Stephen Hanpeter at 314-918-1617 or email to schs.webmanager@gmail.com
The Regional spring meeting venue is provided by Old St. Ferdinand Shrine.
The Regional spring meeting
 refreshments are provided by Historic Florissant.
History-related organizations attending April 17
Missouri Germans Consortium
St Louis County libraries
Wildwood Historical Society
Webster Groves Historical Society – Hawken House
Historic Florissant
Sappington-Concord Historical Society
Sappington House
Old Trails Historical Society
Old Jamestown Association
Missouri Aviation Historical Society
Jefferson Barracks Historic Site
Historical Society of University City
Hazelwood Historic Preservation Commission
Greenwood Cemetery Association
Florissant Valley Historical Society
Fenton Historical Society
Ballwin Historical Commission
Eureka Historical Society
Clayton History Society
Chesterfield Historic Commission
Carondelet Historical Society
Bridgeton Historical Society
1st Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

The Fall 2015 meeting

Fall 2015 semiannual meeting of the St. Louis Regional Historical Societies was at Jefferson Barracks Historic Site on the second floor of the Visitors Center.
October 11, 2015 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
 Address:

Jefferson Barracks Historic Site, Visitors Center, 2nd floor
345 North Rd.
St. Louis Mo 63125

Directions:
Enter the Jefferson Barracks campus through the north entrance at Kingston and South Broadway. Then follow the signs to the Visitors Center. Parking is around the Visitors Center and at the Old Ordnance Room Museum nearby.
Get more info from Google Maps.
See satellite photo of Jefferson Barracks Visitors Center below. The Visitors Center is to the right of the location bubble, the long building with the grey roof.

Screen shot from google maps showing the Visitors Center at Jefferson Barracks

Screen shot from google maps showing the Visitors Center at Jefferson Barracks

Please send your RSVP to schs.webmanager@gmail.com or call 314-918-1617.
Participants will be able to tour the special exhibition, “The
Courageous and Faithful: The Cavalry at Jefferson Barracks,” which is in the museum building nearby, the Old Ordinance Room. There will be a short presentation on websites for small non-profits. Light refreshments will be served as we discuss issues and share ideas for collaboration and resource sharing.
The Fall 2015 meeting is sponsored by Sappington-Concord and Bridgeton Historical Societies. The meeting facility is provided by the Jefferson Barracks Historic Site.
Questions to Stephen Hanpeter at 314-918-1617, email schs.webmanager@gmail.com, or Dan Gonzales, Preservation Historian for St. Louis County Parks & Recreation, 314.615.7869, email DGonzales@stlouisco.com.

Meeting agenda: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
• Tour the special exhibition, “The Courageous and Faithful: The Cavalry at Jefferson Barracks”
• Meeting opening and introductory remarks
• Presentation on web sites for local historical organizations
• Discussion of core issues faced by local historical organizations
• Each attending organization presents on their current programming and on their strategies for development

The Spring 2015 meeting

The Spring 2015 meeting was hosted by Wildwood Historical Society, May 2, at their museum and meeting hall. Lunch at 12:00 and meeting at 1:00. See attached PDF for RSVP.  RSVP info

2014 meetings

The Fall 2014 meeting was hosted by the Carondelet Historical Society on November 16 at 2:00 pm at their museum. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarondeletHistoricalSociety

The spring, May 4, 2014 meeting was hosted by Old Trails Historical Society at the Manchester City Hall, the historic Lyceum Building on Manchester Road just west of Woods Mill Road.

 

 

 

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Sappington-Concord Historical Society…

                        …join us and we’ll make history together!

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