The Great Pyramids of St Louis by Mark Leach

September 19  – “The Great Pyramids of St. Louis: An Ancient Metropolis” by Mark Leach at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills. Mark Leach details the history of the mounds and the culture of the Native American population. Approximately 1000 years ago, the St. Louis area was the very epicenter of an extraordinary explosion of…

St Louis State Hospital by Amanda Hunyar

July 18 – “St. Louis State Hospital: A 150-Year Journey toward Hope” by Amanda Hunyar at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills. While the St. Louis State Hospital dome has loomed over the St. Louis skyline for 150 years, the goings-on behind the closed doors of this mysterious complex of South City buildings has been the…

Celebration by Dan O’Neill

June 20 – “Celebration: : The Magic of the Cardinals in the 1980s” by Dan O’Neill at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills. On the history of the baseball Cardinals in the 1980’s. Cardinals baseball has become more than a pastime in St. Louis. The association with baseball and all things red is a regional…

St Louis Sound by Amanda Doyle

“St Louis Sound” by Amanda Doyle From the French fiddlers of the fur trading days to the rock and hip hop icons of the present millennium, St. Louis has been a town rich in musical history. Though it has rarely been cited as a center of any scene, any area that has been home to…

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…