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 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…

The Secret History of St. Louis’ Weather – May 17

    “The Secret History of 
St. Louis’ Weather and What 
We Can Learn From It” 
by Andrew Hurley Weather rarely occupies a prominent place in the history of modern cities.  The prospect of global warming and increasingly erratic weather patterns, however, demand that we take a closer look at how urban populations have responded…

Directions to Wagner Historical Center

Ross A Wagner Historical Center is at 9148 Sappington Road, St Louis, Missouri, 63126 On Sappington Road in Sappington, Missouri, an incorporated area south of Crestwood. Going from Watson Road south on Sappington Road, pass through the stoplights at Old Sappington Road and Eddie and Park Road. There is a Presbyterian on the southeast corner.…

Announcing the Grown and Gathered Heirloom Farm

Grown and Gathered Heirloom Farm, is a newly formed non-profit to continue farming the land at the Ross A Wagner Historical Center. It will help Sappington-Concord Historical Society preserve the history of the crops and farming methods Ross Wagner and his family used on their farm. It will contrast the historical truck farm with the…

Virginia Minor visits – April 26

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 woman,…

The Dig at Sappington House – 2018

Students: application for the dig is still open Students interested in applying should contact SCHS President, Stephen Hanpeter at 314-918-1617, or schs.webmanager@gmail.com, or Sappington House Resident Manager Sally Cakouros at 314-822-8171. Make inquiries and apply by Tuesday, May 8. The student experience
 The high school student archaeological dig at Sappington House is an experience of…

Early Airline Industry by Ken Velten

    “Air Travel, from Biplanes to Passenger Airliners” by Ken Velten The Wright Brothers first showed the possibility of powered flight in aircraft carrying people in 1903 but the airline industry developed slowly until the 1930’s. There are great stories about the industry transitioned from fabric covered biplanes to metal 4 engine airliners capable…