Virginia Minor by Barbara Kay

  Virginia Minor re-enactment Presentation and re-enactment by Barbara Kay who portrays Virginia Minor, 1824 -1894, the suffragette who fought to get women the right to vote. In 1872, Virginia Minor tried to register to vote. She was denied, so she sued for the right. She was told by the Missouri Supreme Court that as a…

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…

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…

New tours at Sappington House – April 2018

Are these our neighbors from the past? Yes, most likely these are peoples of this very neighborhood, some 200 plus years ago, before suburbia. Hear their stories in NEW TOURS at Historic Sappington House, the house you didn’t really know until now. Come hear, see and taste of their lives. 
The three peoples in the…

Tour to the Scott Joplin House

February 1, 2018, Thursday, 9:45 am Winter Meet-at-the-Site Tour to the Scott Joplin House, 2658 Delmar, St. Louis, MO 63103-1404. Parking on street, plentiful, no meters. Meet at the Joplin House at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am tour. Entrance fee = $6.00. Or drive with friends starting from St Lucas UCC. Meet near the recycling…

Student Presentations – Sunday Nov 12

The student presentations: Sunday, November 12, 2:00 pm. Students share their experiences and finds. Artifacts from dig will be on exhibit as well as other displays related to the dig. Light refreshments. Held at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, St. Louis, MO 63123. 
For more information or questions, call Stephen Hanpeter …

International Archaeology Day – Oct 21

International Archaeology Day at Sappington House Saturday, October 21, 10 am – 2 pm   Free! Schedule of attractions On the grounds, 11:15 – 12 noon, Lindbergh middle school Fiddlers in colonial costume In the library 10:30 am, Perry Whitaker, Mississippi River Paddler, tells his experiences of finding Native-American artifacts as he canoes the waterways 12:00…