Bus Tour to Arrow Rock, MO

Join Sappington House Friends and Volunteers on a bus tour to Arrow Rock, Missouri
Tour sponsored by the Sappington House, the name sake of the Sappington-Concord Historical Society and a partnering organization in the preservation of local area history.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre.
From: http://purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-blog/tag/arrow-rock

Depart from Crestwood City Hall parking lot at 8 a.m.; Return approximately at 5 p.m.

Early explorers up the Missouri River named the area “Arrow Rock” where limestone bluffs supplied flint to make arrow points.  First settled in 1810, it was an important trading center for both farmers and the westward expeditions on the Santa Fe Trail.

Cousin of Thomas Sappington, Dr. John Sappington, creator of “Anti-fever Pills” to prevent malaria, is the subject of an interesting museum.  Famous artist George Caleb Bingham’s Federal style home is located in six-block village which as a whole is recognized as a National Historic Landmark.  Both sites and others are on our guided tour arranged by Pat Breckenridge.

Sappington Memorial Building in Arrow Rock, MO

Sappington Memorial Building in Arrow Rock, MO
From: http://civilwarmed.blogspot.com/2014/06/dr-john-s-sappington-part-i-sappingtons.html

The house built in 1849 by William B. Sappington

The house built in 1849 by William B. Sappington, the son of Dr. John Sappington, who invented the quinine cure for malaria.
From: http://prairiemoonquilts.com/?p=2866

Lunch selections:  1)  Fried chicken meal, includes mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuit, drink and dessert OR
2)  Chicken salad meal, includes pasta salad, fresh fruit, drink and dessert

After lunch at the J. Huston Tavern and some shopping we will go to Prairie Park, formerly the beautiful home of Dr. Sappington’s son.  Even though now privately owned, Pat has set up this special side trip with our guide.

Tour reservations due by Tuesday, September 2nd
$55 (all inclusive cost)

Sappington House volunteers in the Museum, Library or Gift Shop receive a $5 discount

If you have questions about the Tour, phone Pat at 314-842-1088

To register, stop by the Crestwood Community Center or call 314-729-4860 or

Mail your check directly to the City of Crestwood, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane 63126

In check memo line, please indicate “Sappington House Bus Trip” and your lunch selection of either “Fried Chicken” or “Chicken Salad”

Map of walking tour for Arrow Rock, MO.

Map of walking tour for Arrow Rock, MO. From: http://www.arrowrock.org/walkingtour.php

For more information about the Thomas Sappington House and its campus, see page the Thomas Sappington House.