Events – 2019

January 24, Thursday, SCHS quarterly general membership meeting at Lindbergh High School, 5000 S. Lindbergh, in the cafeteria. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., brief business meeting at 7:00 p.m. Break for refreshments, then a presentation by Barbara Kay, who portrays Margaret “Molly” Brown. Most people associate Molly Brown’s fame with the sinking of the Titanic but Barbara will tell the actual story of Molly’s life and how her name became synonymous with other issues in the early twentieth century.

Directions to Lindbergh High School cafeteria — turn onto the campus at the signal Lindbergh & Roxanna Drive; at guard station turn right and follow drive around the library to the large parking lot. Enter the building at the end of the lot and turn right in to the cafeteria.

Sappington-Concord Historical Society at Friendship Village SouthMarch 26 – “Tuskegee Airmen” by Yolandea Wood at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills. Yolandea Wood is president of Tuskegee Airmen Inc, Hugh J. White Chapter in southern Illinois.

In the 1940s the Tuskegee Airmen and Airwomen faced a segregated America. Yet they chose to fight for a Double Victory, a chance for equality at home and victory abroad. Their stories have been told in the HBO movie Tuskegee Airmen and Red Tails. This presentation brings to life the stirring stories of these men and women who overcame obstacles and even fell in love while flying over the fields of Alabama.

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

Sappington-Concord Historical Society at Friendship Village SouthApril 18 – Title: “Looking Back from 75 Years” at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills. Presentation is by Tom Hoff from Jefferson Barracks Historic Site where his is curator. This year, 2019, is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It was the start of the liberation of Northwest Europe. Tom Hoff discusses the liberation and the role of American forces in it. The “Looking Back from 75 years” exhibit at Jefferson Barracks Historic Site in the Old Ordinance Room museum runs March 16 to December 21.

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

April 24, Wednesday, SCHS quarterly general membership meeting at Lindbergh High School, 5000 S. Lindbergh, in the cafeteria. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., brief business meeting at 7:00 p.m. Break for refreshments, then a presentation by Mike Venso, the curator at Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, will provide an overview of the renovations and exhibits at the new Soldiers Memorial Military Museum. The program will feature historic and contemporary images that showcase the dramatic changes the site has seen since its construction in the late 1930s through 2018.

Directions to Lindbergh High School cafeteria — turn onto the campus at the signal Lindbergh & Roxanna Drive; at guard station turn right and follow drive around the library to the large parking lot. Enter the building at the end of the lot and turn right in to the cafeteria.

Sappington-Concord Historical Society at Friendship Village SouthMay 16 – “St Louis Sound” by Amanda Doyle at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills. On the history of music in St Louis. See description.
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

Sappington-Concord Historical Society Annual Memorial Ceremony on the green at St Lucas UCCMay 27, Monday, 10:00 am, the annual SCHS Memorial Day ceremony on the Green at St. Lucas. The ceremony starts at 10:00 am. Bring your own lawn chair. Ceremony is followed by a reception in the social hall at Saint Lucas starting at 11:00 am. The ceremony and the reception are sponsored by the Sappington-Concord Historical Society. Saint Lucas UCC church generously hosts the SCHS ceremony and reception.

Sappington-Concord Historical Society Annual Memorial Ceremony on the green at St Lucas UCC

Sappington-Concord Historical Society sponsors the archaeological dig for high school students at Sappington HouseMay 30, Thursday, 10:00 am, the archaeological dig for high school students starts at Sappington House. The dig continues for 13 days, Tuesdays through Saturdays, finishing on June 15. The dates and hours for visitors and the kids activities area are June 1, to June 14, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. See the page for the dig at Sappington House for more information.

Sappington-Concord Historical Society at Friendship Village SouthJune 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.

See description of the 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

Sappington-Concord Historical Society at Friendship Village SouthJuly 18 – “St. Louis State Hospital: A 150-Year Journey toward Hope” by Amanda Hunyar
at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills.

See description of this 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

Sappington-Concord Historical Society at Friendship Village SouthAugust 15 – Sarah Cato on African-American history at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills.

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

Sappington-Concord Historical Society at Friendship Village SouthSeptember 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.

See description of the 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

Sappington-Concord Historical Society at Friendship Village SouthOctober 17 – “Bellefontaine’s People of Intrigue…” by Dan Fuller and Richard Lay at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills. At Bellefontaine Cemetery spies as well as other people of intrigue can be found. These individuals are young and old, male and female. Their stories are unique and fascinating. The span of time, for these stories includes, pre-Civil War to burials in recent memory. From duels on St. Louis’s “Bloody Island” to local and international man hunts we will share their tales and light on the details which make these individuals so intriguing.

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

Sappington-Concord Historical Society at Friendship Village SouthNovember 21 – “Virginia Minor” by Barbara Kay at Friendship Village South in Sunset Hills.

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.

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