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…

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…

Young Lincoln by Jan Jacobi

“Young Lincoln” by Jan Jacobi Young Lincoln is a novel about the childhood and young adult years of Abraham Lincoln. Abe himself tells the story of his years in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. Abe encounters the same problems that young adults have faced for generations: tension with a demanding parent; the need for friendship and…

The Missouri Almanac 2018-19 by Amanda Doyle

“The Missouri Almanac 2018-19” by Amanda Doyle March 15, 2018, Thursday at 2:30 pm, At Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills. “The Missouri Almanac 2018-19” by Amanda Doyle, weird, wild, and filled with fun, this historical guidebook delivers the ultimate tour of a one-of-a-kind state. All things Missouri abound in these pages including famous Missourians…

Revolutionary War Surgeon – July 25 2018

Meet the Barber-Surgeon, Joseph La Bolle Meet and interact with Joseph La Bolle’ ….. French Barber-Surgeon living in 1758 in the village of Kaskaskia during the French and Indian War. He then moved to St Louis prior to the Revolutionary War around 1765. He was commissioned by the King of France to provide medical aid…

When the Blues Go Marching In – Jan 31

January 31, 2018, Wednesday at 7:00 pm presentation and book signing at the… …Sunset Hills Community Center, “When the Blues Go Marching In: An Illustrated Timeline of St. Louis Blues Hockey” by Dan O’Neill, long-time sports columnist and feature writer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Sunset Hills Community Center located behind the Sunset Hills City Hall…