Listed below are events sponsored by the Sappington-Concord Society for the year 2013. Upcoming events are listed at the top of the page in chronological order. Events that have already been held are listed in the section sub-titled Past Events – 2013. The SCHS works hard to put on the events and programs it offers to its membership and the general public. It is hoped the events are memorable for those who attended them. It is also hoped that the listing of past events gives an idea of what kind of events can be expected in the future.
November 1-30, 2013, every day, all month long – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Route 66 memorabilia
Tesson Ferry branch of the St. Louis County Library in the display case inside the entrance
Display by SCHS member Donna Wagner. She can gave a preview of her collection at the October general meeting. But for sure she is scheduled to have her items on view in the Tesson Ferry Library display case. That will be for the whole month of November. As you visit the library, be sure sure to “check out” some of their collection of local history items, some of which are usually on display on a rack near the check out counter. Be sure to stop to say hello to library manager and SCHS member, Anne Arthur, who spoke to us about library services at the April general meeting. Thank you, Anne!
See map and driving directions to Tesson Ferry library.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 3:00 pm – Note this event is past, held in 2013
SCHS Daytime Presentation at Tesson Ferry branch of the St. Louis County Library
“How Rude! The Changing Forms of Polite Behavior” – presentation by Emily Troxell Jaycox
How Rude! The Changing Forms of Polite Behavior
Presented by Emily Troxell Jaycox, Missouri History Museum Librarian
This event is featured on its own page which includes further information about the presentation, the speaker and includes links to other websites related to the topic. See The Changing Forms of Polite Behavior page.
See map and driving directions to Tesson Ferry library.
Get flier for presentation – How Rude! The Changing Forms of Polite Behavior –Flier 4×8.5
SCHS at Friendship Village – Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:00 pm – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Talk by Ray Hoffstetter, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Retirement”
Friendship Village Sunset Hills
On November 7, again a Thursday at 7:00 pm, at Friendship Village Sunset Hills, Ray Hoffstetter will give his talk “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Retirement.” Though it may not be directly related to history, Ray gives a fine talk and he was a long time cameraman for Channel 5. He also is a long time member of the Civil War Roundtable and gives talks on the Civil War. Come on out to meet Ray and hear him speak!
See video of Ray Hoffstetter as archivist at Channel 5, digitizing news footage.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:00 am – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Meet-at-the-Site Tour to the Tower Grove House at Missouri Botanical Garden
Meet at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Tower Grove House. Admission is free to the public on Wednesday mornings, both to the garden and the house.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 7:00 pm – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
General membership meeting
Historic Route 66 in St. Louis
Looking down the road a bit, so to speak, our October general meeting will be on the topic of Historic Route 66 in St. Louis. Kip Welburn will speak to us. Held at Lindbergh High School in the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Room at 7:00 pm, finishing at 9:00 pm.
Treasures Show and Tell – Note this event is past, held in 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
On September 18th, I hope you all can bring one or two of your treasures to share for the Treasures Show and Tell event. Many people enjoyed this event last year and we had requests to do it again. At this very informal event, members brought items to show by putting them on tables for all to see. As members browsed around they had a chance to see what other members had brought, talk about them and learn more about each other. We even had a mystery item or two which everyone had a chance trying to explain or figure out. It was a fun and relaxed evening and we look forward to doing it again. It is Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00 pm in the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Room. Please come and bring a treasure or two. It is a good chance to invite someone new to the SCHS also!
SCHS at Friendship Village – Grant, the Family Man – Note this event is past, held in 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013 Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
At Friendship Village, Sunset Hills
SCHS is extending a friendly hand to the residents there for SCHS presentations and Friendship Village welcomes us to its friendly and comfortable venue. Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 in the Grand Ballroom, Abbi Telander will be giving her popular presentation on “Grant, the Family Man.” If you heard it once, this is your chance to hear it again, and if you missed it the first time, now you get a second chance to hear it and it is well worth hearing.
General Meeting – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Lewis and Clark by Marge Jardon
July 24, 2013, Wednesday 7:00 pm
General membership meeting; Lindbergh High School, Anne Morrow Lindbergh Room. Marge Jardon will speak on the explorations by Lewis and Clark. On Oct. 2 we will visit the Lewis and Clark museum in Hartford, IL and see Historic Alton. Get on board with this refresher!
SCHS Meet-at-the-Site tour to St. Louis Main Library
July 31, 2013, Wednesday, 10:00 am Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Meet at the library downtown just inside the Atrium which is directly inside the Locust Street doors between 10:00 and 10:15 for guided tour, or carpool from St Lucas UCC. Carpool meets at 9:30 and leaves at 9:45 am. Sign up for the tour at the July 24 meeting or call Stephen Hanpeter at 314-918-1617 with questions. This is a free event. Reservations not required, just helpful.
SCHS at Friendship Village – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
“Charles Lindbergh, the Making of the Man”
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Many of our members live at Friendship Village and this summer SCHS will take our presentations “on the road” directly to Friendship Village. The presentations will be open to SCHS members and the general public as well as Friendship Village residents. Abbi Telander will do an encore performance of her talk on “Charles Lindbergh, the Making of the Man,” Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 pm in the ballroom. If you missed her daytime presentation last fall at Tesson Ferry library, you will want to be sure you see her this time. Please come. Friendship Village has a great facility and warm hospitality. They are not far either! Friendship Village Sunset Hills 12503 Village Circle Drive 63127. For questions about the programs call Stephen Hanpeter 314-918-1617
SCHS “Story Shorts” – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:00 pm
Lindbergh High School in the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Room
Topic: The famous short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce.
This relates to the topic of our April 24, “Civil War Espionage” by Marc Kollbaum. We will share insights and reactions to the story. The event will be held twice as listed below, so if you can’t make it the first date, you get a second chance.
SCHS at Friendship Village – SCHS “Story Shorts” – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 7:00 pm
Friendship Village, Sunset Hills
Topic: The famous short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce.Thursday, All readers welcome to this free “Story Shorts” event, both SCHS members and visitors alike. Download a copy of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 2 column.pdf
Download a copy of Reader Sharing Handout-no graphics.pdf
Bussen Quarry Tour – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
We have an exciting bus tour to Bussen Quarry on June 19. This visit is not only of historical interest seeing a company that has been in operation for more than 100 years in our area, it is also an industry vital to our economy, as much now as ever, for the building of structures and roads. And as if to make it a theme, we will visit the Monroe County History Museum that has a large collection of transportation vehicles. Then off to a fine lunch at Gallagher’s restaurant. This is surely a tour you won’t want to miss! At Bussen Quarry we will see the quarrying process and maybe blasting, too. We will see the loading operation on the river and we will go into the underground storage areas where all kinds of businesses take advantage of the secure and climate controlled conditions in the underground. We will learn about Missouri geology, quarrying technology and equipment. The tour for Wednesday, June 19th will start at St. Lucas UCC, gathering at 8:30 am and boarding our restroom-equipped Cabello bus at 9:00. We return to St. Lucas at 3:00 pm. Our tour price includes bus fare, admissions and sumptuous lunch at the famous Gallagher’s restaurant, all for $35. Send checks to Ray Steinnerd at 4474 Gemini Drive 63126 or pay in person at the April 24 general meeting. Call Stephen Hanpeter with questions; 314-9181617
Vietnam Traveling Wall
comes to St. Louis – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
June 12-16, 2013
The Vietnam traveling wall will be here at Lindbergh High School. It is a great chance to come honor, respect and remember those who have served and died for our country. Our sister Society, the Sunset Hills Historical Society is spearheading the effort, and we are supporting them with a cash contribution, as well as working in the organization, Show-Me Hero Salute. I invite all of you to attend this event literally in our “front yard” and I also invite you to become involved in planning the event, working during the event and maybe making a small cash contribution to help support it. See our Veterans Committee chair person, Jacque Stock, to learn how you can do more. Also, see the event website; www.Show-MeHeroSalute.org
Memorial Day Ceremony – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Monday, May 27, 2013, 10:00 am
It will soon be time once again for our biggest and most solemn event of the calendar year, our Memorial Day ceremony. Last year we had good weather and our Memorial Day ceremony chairman, Bill Lowry, has ordered good weather for the program again for this year. We had a great turnout last year for the reception after the ceremony. Many ceremony attendees went up the hill to St. Lucas UCC for the reception with refreshments, air conditioning and lots of fun being gathered together. The ceremony will include patriotic and stirring vocal numbers as well as band music provided by the Lindbergh Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band. There will be buglers for taps and a number of other features that should not be revealed before hand. Please come out to be part of the event and see for yourself. Bring your own chairs and sun screen. Remember to dress for the weather. Monday, May 27 at 10:00 am. The following is the press release for the event: Sappington-Concord Historical Society Invites Public to Memorial Day Celebration Event features guest speaker Maj. Edward L. Hubbell, Assistant Officer in Charge of Medical Readiness for Scott Air Force Base St. Louis (May 17, 2013)— The Sappington-Concord Historical Society will host the biggest, little annual Memorial Day celebration in South County at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27. The event takes place at Memorial Park, the small, grassy area that is bordered by Gravois, Denny and Sappington roads. Musicians from the Lindbergh High School Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band will kick off the celebration with several inspiring selections and will perform the Salute to the Armed Forces, recognizing veterans from each branch of service. This year, the Historical Society is proud to welcome guest speaker Maj. Edward L. Hubbell, USAF (Ret.). Maj. Hubbard is the Assistant Officer in Charge of Medical Readiness for Scott Air Force Base and has deployed several times to assist with evacuation of wounded and ill soldiers from the theater of war. His deployments since 1991 include Pearl Harbor, Honduras, England, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, and Korea. In his civilian role, Maj. Hubbard serves as Director of Emergency Services for Mercy Hospital St. Louis The event also features a tribute to prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action by Master Sgt. Gary Cooper, USAF (Ret.) and Mr. Bob Pieper. CW5 Randy Ottinger (Ret.), a veteran helicopter pilot who served in Iraq, will be Master of Ceremonies. The ceremony is open to the public, but guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for seating. Parking will be available on the lot of the former Johnny’s Market. Following the ceremony, all are invited to attend a reception in the auditorium at St. Lucas United Church of Christ, 11735 Denny Rd. There will be “Hometown Heroes” books for sale, and light refreshments will be served.
April Display Case at Tesson Ferry Library – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Display created by Rose Marie Karius of her family farm and house hold implements. Display in case from April 1 to the end of the month. Please stop in at Tesson Ferry library to see it! Check out a copy of our book, “Sappington-Concord; A History”
Meet-at-the-Site tour to Anheuser House – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Our Spring Meet-at-the-Site tour will be to Kimmswick to see the Anheuser House and collections. Situated on a beautiful site along the Mississippi River, this fine country estate will open just for us. We need a minimum of 15 people to get this tour. So be sure to sign up at the April 24th general meeting. That will be the last day to sign up and put down your $5 entrance fee. After the tour we will have lunch in Kimmswick at either the Blue Owl or the Dough Depot. For those who want to, we will gather again to go to the Kimmswick Historical Society Museum at 1:30 pm, which will open just for us. You can drive yourself to Kimmswick for the 10:00 am tour, or meet at St. Lucas UCC at 9:00 am to carpool together. Written driving directions will be available at the general meeting April 24 and at St. Lucas on May 1.
April 24, 2013, 7:00 pm – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Civil War Espionage!
Note: venue change Now in cafeteria at Lindbergh High School. Park in front of Commons. April will see the return of Marc Kollbaum to SCHS. We saw him in January when he guided us through the Powder Magazine Museum at Jefferson Barracks. Now at the Spring general meeting Marc will again bring his knowledge of military history to us, this time speaking on the cryptic topic of Civil War espionage. Marc Kollbaum, Curator and Jefferson Barracks Historian, will tell us about espionage techniques of the 1860s. Who made the best spies? What did spies do? What techniques were used to create codes? He will lead us in deciphering several encrypted messages. All are welcome, bring your friends, family and spies if you can find some! If this seems to be a replay of the January program, it is in a way. Due to circumstances beyond anyones control, Marc was not able to present at the January meeting, so he has graciously agreed to give his presentation to us in April. Also speaking briefly, Vietnam veteran Tom Ford, returns to tell us about the Vietnam traveling wall coming to St. Louis in June. Anne Arthur, Manager of the Tesson Ferry Library will also speak briefly about library services that we SCHS members can take advantage of. The Spring meeting will be on Wednesday January 23 at Lindbergh High School in the cafeteria (new venue) at 7:00 pm. Arriving 15-30 minutes early recommended..
Daytime Presentation at Tesson Ferry Library – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at 3:00
Civil War Love Letter Project February means love. Come hear Molly Kodner from the Missouri History Museum discuss love letters written by James E. Love to his fiancée. These letters document not only James’ experiences as a soldier during the war, but also the love story of James and Molly. The daytime presentation will be at the Tesson Ferry library at 3:00 in the afternoon on Wednesday February 27. All are welcome, bring your friends, family and sweethearts! See Love Letter Project Flier.pdf
Meet-at-the-Site Tour to Jefferson Barracks Powder Magazine Museum – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
January 30, Wednesday 10:00 am
The week after the general meeting we will have a Meet-at-the-Site-Tour to Jefferson Barracks to visit the Powder Magazine Museum. We will be guided by Marc Kollbaum, our January general meeting speaker. Drive yourself and a friend or two to join us at Jefferson Barracks!
General Meeting – Note, this event is over, held in 2013.
Civil War Espionage by Marc Kollbaum
January 23, 2013, 7:00 pm
Civil War Espionage! January means Jefferson Barracks. The winter general meeting will be on Wednesday January 23 at Lindbergh High School in the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Room at 7:00 pm. Marc Kollbaum, Curator and Jefferson Barracks Historian, will speak on Civil War Espionage. Learn about espionage techniques of the 1860s. Who made the best spies? What did spies do? How do you break a code? We will decipher several secret massages. On the following Wednesday, at 10:00 am, we will have our Meet-at-the-Site tour to the Jefferson Barracks Powder Magazine Museum. All are welcome, bring your friends, family and spies!
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