Events – 2018

Sappington-Concord Historical Society sponsors a variety of events for its members and the public. Some are held on a regular basis and some are special one-time events. SCHS has several types of programs. The one program with a set schedule that never changes is the SCHS general meetings held quarterly in January, April, July and October. The following is a list of all up-coming events in chronological order.

The list of events on this page is for the year 2018. To see a list of past SCHS events for previous years, go to the:
Events – 2017  page
Events – 2016 page
Events – 2015 page

To see a list of events in the SCHS area that are sponsored by other organizations go to the page, Related Events. Again, the events on the Related Events page are not SCHS events, but may be of interest to SCHS members and the general public living in the Sappington-Concord area.

SCHS Events for 2018

The events are listed chronologically and by season, winter, spring and so on.  Most venues for the event are noted clearly with a photo. Some events have a link to a separate page with more information about the event and related resources on the topic.

World War II Honor Roll in Sappington-Concord Memorial Park

World War II Honor Roll in Sappington-Concord Memorial Park

January 1, 2018, Monday
Happy New Year and may it be a prosperous and happy one for you and your family. Membership dues for Sappington-Concord Historical Society are due in January. Membership fees are reasonable, $10 for an individual, $15 for a couple.
In return for your investment, you get mailed to you each quarter the SCHS history-packed newsletter.
Even more than that, you support SCHS, an organization that
• Honors veterans,
• Educates students
• Preserves history
That is the history of our Sappington-Concord community and maybe even that of your own family.

The new Ross A Wagner Historical Center

The new Ross A Wagner Historical Center

You are also supporting the new Ross A Wagner Historical Center, the house and the farm. Pay your 2018 SCHS dues by mail, or bring them to the January 24 general meeting. Thank you for your continued support of SCHS and its mission to preserve our local history.

Venue Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue
Friendship Village
Sunset Hills

January 18, 2018, Thursday at 2:30 pm, SCHS at Friendship Village Sunset Hills, “The Mystique of a Victorian Lady” by Nancy Herndon-Ulrich.

 

When you get to Friendship Village, use the friendly shuttle for your convenience. The presentations are generally held in the Rhineland Room in the Crossings building. Please check in at the front desk and get directions to the Rhineland Room.
Get more specifics about the venue on the page: Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue St Lucas UCC Church

Venue
St Lucas UCC Church

January 24, 2018, Wednesday, SCHS winter general meeting at St Lucas UCC church. Doors open at 6:30, brief business meeting at 7:00. Refreshments, then the presentation “Traveling by Steamboat on the Mississippi” by Porsche Schlapper, curator of the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library at St. Louis Mercantile Library. Hear the tales and amazing facts about this bygone form of transportation. Feel the romance and adventure of traveling by steamboat on the Mississippi River. Boarding a steamboat in the 1800’s was truly living life in the fast lane and Porsche will give us a taste of it!

January 31, 2018, Wednesday at 7:00 pm presentation and book signing at the

Sunset Hills Community Center,

Venue
Sunset Hills Community Center

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 at 3939 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63127. Bring your hockey fan friends and your kids.
See December 1, 2017 article about the book in the South County Times

SCHS Meet-at-the-Site Tour

Venue
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 containers on the St Lucas east parking lot at 9:00, depart at 9:10 am.

Venue Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue
Friendship Village
Sunset Hills

February 15, 2018, Thursday at 2:30 pm, SCHS at Friendship Village Sunset Hills, “Forest Park; Its History and Its Beauty” by Don Corrigan
At 1,293 acres, Forest Park exceeds the size of New York’s Central Park by nearly 500 acres, and within are lakes, hills, wetlands, woodlands, and bountiful recreational opportunities. Within a few decades of its 1876 opening, Forest Park became the host for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, as well as the 1904 Summer Olympics. Known as the “Heart of St. Louis,” the park continues to host remarkable events, including Fair St. Louis, Earth Day, Shakespeare in the Park, and LouFest.

Don Corrigan is editor in chief of three newspapers in the St. Louis area for Webster-Kirkwood Times, Inc., is an award-winning professor of journalism at Webster University and is author of five books on communications, the environment, and the outdoors. Holly Shanks is a freelance journalist in the St. Louis area, writing and reporting regularly on the green/outdoor blog EnvironmentalEcho.com.

When you get to Friendship Village, use the friendly shuttle for your convenience. The presentations are generally held in the Rhineland Room in the Crossings building. Please check in at the front desk and get directions to the Rhineland Room.
Get more specifics about the venue on the page: Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue Grant's View Branch library

Venue
Grant’s View
Branch library

February 23, 2018, Friday 2:00
Daytime presentation at Grant’s View library “Reviving the Legacy of Annie Malone” by Linda Nance, president of the Annie Malone Historical Society. This story is one of a nearly forgotten icon of the Black Hair Care industry and focuses on the historic Poro College. Annie Malone’s incredible business acumen, generosity and outstanding philanthropic efforts gave much to the City of St. Louis, the State of Missouri and the world. The presentation will uncover interesting details about the “Poro System” and it’s impact on the economic development for people of color around the world.
See more about Linda Nance and Annie Malone at BlogTalkRadio

Venue Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue
Friendship Village
Sunset Hills

March 15, 2018, Thursday at 2:30 pm, SCHS at Friendship Village Sunset Hills. “The Missouri Almanac 2018-19” by Amanda Doyle.

 

 

When you get to Friendship Village, use the friendly shuttle for your convenience. The presentations are generally held in the Rhineland Room in the Crossings building. Please check in at the front desk and get directions to the Rhineland Room.
Get more specifics about the venue on the page: Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue
Friendship Village
Sunset Hills

April 19, 2018, Thursday at 2:30 pm, SCHS at Friendship Village Sunset Hills, “Young Lincoln” by Jan Jacobi

 

When you get to Friendship Village, use the friendly shuttle for your convenience. The presentations are generally held in the Rhineland Room in the Crossings building. Please check in at the front desk and get directions to the Rhineland Room.
Get more specifics about the venue on the page: Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue Sperreng Middle School cafeteria

Venue
Sperreng Middle School
cafeteria

April 26, 2018, Wednesday, SCHS spring general meeting at Sperreng Middle School. Doors open at 6:30 pm, brief business meeting at 7:00. Refreshments. Presentation and re-enactment by Barbara Kay. She portrays Virginia Minor, the suffragette who fought to get women the right to vote.

Venue St Lucas UCC Church

Venue
St Lucas UCC Church

July 25, 2018, Wednesday, SCHS summer general meeting at St Lucas UCC church. Doors open at 6:30 pm, brief business meeting at 7:00. Refreshments, then the presentation by 18th century “barber surgeon” John Murphy shows his chest of tools and medical instruments. During his re-enactment, Dr John Murphy describes and demonstrates how medical needs were taken care of in the time of the founders of our nation.