A Spirited Holiday Past – Site descriptions

Learn More about our Participating Sites Want to know when, where, and times a site will be open? Scroll below to learn about all of the historic houses, museums, and private homes of Historic Saint Louis. Bellefontaine Cemetery 4947 W. Florissant, St. Louis, MO 63115 314-381-0750 Admission: free Come visit the picturesque 314 acres of…

Soldiers Memorial Grand Reopening Nov 3

Explore St Louis article on Soldiers memorial November 3 The grand reopening will begin with a 9 am concert honoring veterans, followed by a formal ceremony at 10 am. Brigadier General Jeannie M. Leavitt, a St. Louis native and the US Air Force’s first female fighter pilot, will give the keynote address. Discover the new…

History book reprint available for sale November 10

Sappington-Concord Historical Society Offers Reprints of History Book The Sappington-Concord Historical Society has had such demand for the local history book Sappington – Concord, A History, that the original has been scanned and reprinted and is now available for sale. Most households in the neighborhood already own copies of the forest green, yearbook-sized book Sappington-Concord, A History.  But by…

Tour Zephaniah Sappington-John Dressel Home

“The Sappington-Dressel Home: A Heritage Preserved” October 13, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Tour/discussion – free to the public Due to the great interest in this program, we are offering it again on a Saturday to accommodate our visitors. The home was constructed sometime between 1804 and 1810 on what is now Gravois…

Visit Charlie’s homing pigeons

  Remember the doves of peace at the annual SCHS Memorial Day ceremony? They were homing pigeons, released by Charlie Klipsch and the Mount Pleasant Pigeon Club. Visit Charlie and his pigeons on Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 am. Meet at Saint Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 9740 Sappington Road, Saint Louis, MO 63128. We will…

Archaeology talk at the Sappington House

Rescheduled from 6/9/18, anthropologist Rachel Murphy Azzara (will now speak on Tuesday, June 12 at 12:30 pm in the Library of Americana and Decorative Arts, on the Historic Sappington House campus. Azzara has worked in the field with the Illinois Department of Transportation and most recently she has been active during the three-year high school…

Archaeology of the Sappington, Concord, Sunset Hills, Meramec River area

The Sunset Hills Historical Society (SHHS) meeting on Monday evening, May 21, 2018, will be a program that will feature the archaeology of the Sappington/Sunset Hills area. Anthropologist Rachel Murphy Azzara has a degree in anthropology from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, and has worked in the field for the Illinois Department of Transportation. She…