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! 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 a reasonable $10 for an individual, $15 for a couple.
In return for your investment, you get mailed to you each quarter the SCHS  newsletter which is action packed with history you can relate to.
Even more than that, with your membership fee you support SCHS, an organization that
• Honors veterans,
• Educates students
• Preserves history
That could be preserving the history of your own family and it certainly is preserving the history of our Sappington-Concord community. It is great stuff all around. Support the effort by becoming a member, volunteering and coming to the events listed below.

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, “The Mystique of the Victorian Lady” presented by Nancy Herndon-Ulrich of the Affton Historical Society.

Why our continuous fascination with the Victorian age, especially with the Victorian lady? What is the source of her style, behavior, speech, manners, dress? How did she make her way through her day? What about the whole of her life, education, work and marriage and family? Come for insights into the Victorian lady.

This presentation is part of the monthly 2018 history speaker series sponsored by SCHS at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills.

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.
Friendship Village Sunset Hills
12503 Village Circle Drive, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
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. In this presentation, feel the romance and adventure of traveling by steamboat on the Mississippi River. 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!

See more on Steamboats page

See directions to St Lucas UCC church
11735 Denny Road
St. Louis, Missouri  USA 63126

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

Venue - 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

See more about the presentation and book

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.

See more about the tour to Scott Joplin House

Go to the Scott Joplin House web site

To share driving to the site, meet at St Lucas UCC church east parking lot at the end of the lot by the recycling  containers. The gathering time at St Lucas is 9:00 am and departure is at 9:15 am.
See directions to St Lucas UCC.

 

New Lindbergh Schools administrative offices

New Lindbergh Schools administrative offices

 February 10, 2018, Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Open house at the new Lindbergh Schools Central Office

Come tour the new building, meet Dr Simpson and some of the staff. See the commemorative plaque “Honoring the crossroads of community and commerce,” which chronicles the history of Johnny’s Market and the other businesses on the site going back to 1805.
Open to the public. Free.

 

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 and Holly Shanks.

Free event open to the public. Please register at the front desk in the Crossings building.

See photo of book and description of talk

This presentation is part of the monthly 2018 history speaker series sponsored by SCHS at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills.

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.
Friendship Village Sunset Hills
12503 Village Circle Drive, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
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

See more about Annie Malone presentation

See directions to Grant’s View library.

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.

See a description of the Missouri Almanac talk

This presentation is part of the monthly 2018 history speaker series sponsored by SCHS at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills.

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.
Friendship Village Sunset Hills
12503 Village Circle Drive, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
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

See a description of the Young Lincoln talk

This presentation is part of the monthly 2018 history speaker series sponsored by SCHS at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills.

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.
Friendship Village Sunset Hills
12503 Village Circle Drive, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Get more specifics about the venue on the page: Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue - St Johns UCC Church

Venue – St Johns UCC Church

April 26, 2018, Thursday, SCHS spring general meeting at St Johns UCC church. See directions to St Johns. Doors open at 6:30 pm, brief business meeting at 7:00. Refreshments followed by presentation, Virginia Minor the re-enactment. See full agenda.

The Germans in St. Louis, a genealogical research group will have an information table at the general meeting.

Virginia Minor re-enactment.
Presentation and re-enactment by Barbara Kay who portrays Virginia Minor, the suffragette who fought for the right of women to vote. In 1872, she tried unsuccessfully to register to vote. She sued for the right and her suit went all the way to the Supreme Court, where she lost. When did women finally get the right to vote? Get the answer on the page, Virginia Minor presentation and SCHS spring general meeting.

See directions to St Johns UCC church

SCHS Meet-at-the-Site Tour

Venue – Hawken House in Webster Groves

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 11:00 am
Spring Meet-at-the-Site Tour to Hawken House in Webster Groves.
Charge at the door, $5.00 per person.

To share driving to the site, meet at St Lucas UCC church east parking lot at the end of the lot by the recycling  containers. The gathering time at St Lucas is 9:00 am and departure is at 9:15 am.

See directions to St Lucas UCC.

 

Venue; Grown and Gathered Heirloom Farm At Ross A Wagner Historical Center

Venue; Grown and
Gathered
Heirloom Farm
At Ross A Wagner Historical Center

May 12, Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Meet Noelle Wagner Day
Come, meet Noelle Wagner on Saturday, May 12, from 2:00 – 3:00 in the afternoon at the Ross A Wagner Historical Center, 9148 Sappington Road, St Louis, Missouri, 63126.

See more.

 

Venue Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue
Friendship Village
Sunset Hills

May 17, 2018, Thursday at 2:30 pm, SCHS at Friendship Village Sunset Hills
“Airline Industry before World War II, the People and the Machines” by Ken Velten
Get your boarding passes early. Ken’s talk gives a 30,000 foot overview of the early airline industry from early biplanes through the DC3 and the people who created the airlines we know today, American United TWA and Delta.

See more about the airline industry presentation

This presentation is part of the monthly 2018 history speaker series sponsored by SCHS at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills.

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.
Friendship Village Sunset Hills
12503 Village Circle Drive, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Get more specifics about the venue on the page: Friendship Village Sunset Hills

New Lindbergh Schools administrative offices

New Lindbergh Schools administrative offices

Thursday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Lindbergh Schools Central office
Retirement reception for Dr. Simpson. Come congratulate Dr Simpson on his retirement and thank him for his service to our Lindbergh Schools and the Sappington-Concord community. The reception is free and open to SCHS members and the general public.

 

Venue Grant's View Branch library

Venue
Grant’s View
Branch library

Thursday, May 17, 7:00 pm, at Grant’s View Library

“The Secret History of St. Louis’ Weather and What We Can Learn From It”  by UMSL Professor, Dr Andrew Hurley

Weather rarely occupies a prominent place in the history of modern cities. This presentation will review long-term weather trends in St. Louis and explore the ways that St. Louisans have responded to a variety of weather challenges in the past, including tornadoes, storms, and heat waves over the last century. It will also report on a recent community engagement project that employs historical research to help inner-city populations plan for the impacts of climate change. The presentation will conclude with a more general assessment of how historical knowledge can enhance climate change preparedness.

This presentation is part of the the speaker series, “Environmental History, St Louis and Beyond.” The series is put on by St Louis Regional Historical Societies at seven different historical societies in the area. The series is intended to bring a historical perspective to environmental problems of the past and environmental concerns of today. SCHS is hosting the session on the history of weather. The series venues highlight six other historical societies in the St Louis region which belong to St Louis Regional Historical Societies. See information about the other six talks in the speaker series at stleh.org.

See more

See directions to Grant’s View library.

May 28, 2018, Monday, 10:00 am
On the Green at St Lucas UCC for the SCHS Annual Memorial Day ceremony

Venue On the Green at St Lucas

Venue
On the Green
at St Lucas

SCHS Annual Memorial Day ceremony
On the Green at St Lucas UCC
11735 Denny Road, St. Louis, Missouri  USA 6312
All are invited, open and free to the public.
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See directions to the Green at St Lucas.

See photos, description of the ceremony, and list of attractions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue; Grown and Gathered Heirloom Farm At Ross A Wagner Historical Center

Venue; Grown and
Gathered
Heirloom Farm
At Ross A Wagner Historical Center

Grown and Gathered Heirloom Farm Open House and Fundraiser
June 2, Saturday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet Noelle Wagner at the Ross A Wagner Historical Center, 9148 Sappington Road, St Louis, Missouri, 63126. Learn about the farm, see the crops growing. Live music, art auction, light refreshments.

See more

Venue Sappington House in Crestwood

Venue
Sappington House
in Crestwood

May 31 – June 16, 2018, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Archaeological dig at Sappington House

Observe the digging and other archaeological activities in progress

Visiting hours are 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

Venue Sappington House in Crestwood

Venue
Sappington House
in Crestwood

June 12, Tuesday, 12:30 to 1:00 pm in the Library of Americana and Decorative Arts on the Historic Sappington House campus.

The Dig at Sappington House” by Rachel Murphy Azzara .

See more

Venue Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue
Friendship Village
Sunset Hills

June 21, 2018  Thursday at 2:30 pm, SCHS at Friendship Village Sunset Hills
“The Battle of Fort San Carlos” by Margaret Carr

See more about the presentation on Battle of San Carlos

This presentation is part of the monthly 2018 history speaker series sponsored by SCHS at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills.

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.
Friendship Village Sunset Hills
12503 Village Circle Drive, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Get more specifics about the venue on the page: Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue
Friendship Village
Sunset Hills

July 19, 2018 Thursday at 2:30 pm, SCHS at Friendship Village Sunset Hills
“St Louis and World War One” by Mike Venso

See more about the WWI presentation

This presentation is part of the monthly 2018 history speaker series sponsored by SCHS at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills.

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.
Friendship Village Sunset Hills
12503 Village Circle Drive, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Get more specifics about the venue on the page: Friendship Village Sunset Hills

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.

See full description of the presentation and the evening of attractions at the SCHS  summer quarterly meeting.

See directions to St Lucas UCC church
11735 Denny Road
St. Louis, Missouri  USA 63126

 

 

SCHS Meet-at-the-Site Tour

Venue

Summer 2018 Meet-at-the-Site Tour
July 27, Friday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Missouri History Museum to see new exhibit “Muny Memories.” See description on MoHistory.org website

To share driving to the site, meet at St Lucas UCC church east parking lot at the end of the lot by the recycling  containers. The gathering time at St Lucas is 9:00 am and departure is at 9:15 am.
See directions to St Lucas UCC.

SCHS Meet-at-the-Site Tour

Venue

Meet at the Site Tour to Jefferson Barracks Historic Site to see the World War I exhibit
August 22, Wednesday, 10:00 am

 

Venue Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue
Friendship Village
Sunset Hills

August 16, 2018, Thursday at 2:30 pm, SCHS at Friendship Village Sunset Hills
“Building the Gateway Arch” by Jim Merkel

See description of Making of an Icon by Jim Merkel

This presentation is part of the monthly 2018 history speaker series sponsored by SCHS at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills.

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.
Friendship Village Sunset Hills
12503 Village Circle Drive, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Get more specifics about the venue on the page: Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Venue Sperreng Middle School cafeteria

Venue
Sperreng Middle School
cafeteria

Fall general meeting 2018, on a Thursday in October
Date and topic to be announced
in late August

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHS Meet-at-the-Site Tour

Venue

Fall 2018 Meet-at-the-Site Tour

Soldiers Memorial Museum

Tentative plan, Wednesday, November 8 at 10:00 am

Visit the newly renovated Soldiers Memorial and see the exhibit on World War One.

To share driving to the site, meet at St Lucas UCC church east parking lot at the end of the lot by the recycling  containers. The gathering time at St Lucas is 9:00 am and departure is at 9:15 am.
See directions to St Lucas UCC.

Venue Grant's View Branch library

Venue
Grant’s View
Branch library

Friday, November 2, 2018, 2:00 pm
Fall daytime presentation Grant’s View library

Charles Lindbergh

Learn about the numerous gifts aviator Charles Lindbergh received after his famous transatlantic flight from New York to Paris and the subsequent flights he made in the Spirit of St. Louis. Presented by Missouri History Museum and sponsored by Sappington-Concord Historical Society.
Meeting Room 1.
Presented by Sharon Smith, Curator of Civic and Personal Identity of the Missouri History Museum.
This presentation also explores the photographs and archival materials found in the Missouri Historical Society’s various Lindbergh collections.

November 18, 2018 Sunday 2 pm Student Archaeological Dig Presentations
Held at U. S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road 63123. Hear high school students report their experiences, finds and research. Artifacts found at the 2018 dig will be on display. Phone 314-918-1617 for more information.