Events – 2020

Civil War Soldier by David Newman Graphic from: https://history.army.mil/html/bookshelves/resmat/civil_war/cw_art_and_photos.html

Civil War Soldier by David Newman Graphic from: https://history.army.mil/html/bookshelves/resmat/civil_war/cw_art_and_photos.html

January 16, Thursday at 2:30 pm, at Friendship Village Sunset Hills in the Rhineland Room in the Crossings Building. See re-enactment style presentation by David Newman of the US Grant National Historic Site; “Civil War Soldier.” See the equipment, learn its uses, hear about the life of the front line Civil War soldier, his skills and ways of fighting, surviving.

Get more specifics about the venue on the page: Friendship Village Sunset Hills
The talks are free and open to the public

 

 


“St. Louis Lore, From the Arch to Valentine’s Day” presented by Dr. John Oldani. Photo from https://explorestlouis.com/partner/gateway-arch/

“St. Louis Lore, From the Arch to Valentine’s Day” presented by Dr. John Oldani. Photo from https://explorestlouis.com/partner/gateway-arch/

January 21, 2020, Tuesday, 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.  Come and enjoy
“St. Louis Lore, From the Arch to Valentine’s Day” presented by Dr. John Oldani, noted speaker and  author of six books.  He will share entertaining folk lore with a special look at Valentine’s Day.

Directions to Lindbergh High School cafeteria
Turn onto the campus at the signal at Lindbergh Blvd & Roxanna Drive. At the guard station, turn right and follow the drive around the library to the large parking lot at the bottom of the slope. The parking lot there stretches out to the left. The Commons is the building at the far left, at the end of the parking lot. Park and enter through the doors as in the photo on the left. Inside, turn right into the cafeteria.

See address, map and photo of Lindbergh High School cafeteria

Dr Oldani will have some of his books available for purchase, among them:
St. Lou-isms: Lingo, Lore, and the Lighter Side of Life in the Gateway City
Passing It On: Folklore of St. Louis, 2nd Edition, Revised and Updated
Christmas in St. Louis: Traditions, Displays, and Celebrations
Sweetness Preserved: The Story Of The Crown Candy Kitchen
Passing It On: The Folklore of St. Louis – Its Traditions, Superstitions, Rituals and Folk Beliefs
You Did What in the Ditch?: Folklore of the American Quilter

Books by Dr John Oldani

Books by Dr John Oldani

 


The History Talks Speaker Series

The History Talks are on Thursday afternoons at 2:30, at Friendship Village Sunset Hills in the Rhineland Room in the Crossings Building
Get more specifics about the venue on the page: Friendship Village Sunset Hills
The talks are free and open to the public

Jan 16, 2020
Civil War Soldier by David Newman

Feb 20
Early St Louis Cinema by Mike Tsichlis

March 19
The St Louis Auto Industry by Molly Butterworth

April 16
The St Louis Browns by Ed Wheatly

May 21
The French Colonial Era in Missouri and Illinois by Andrew Cooperman

June 18
Growing Up St. Louis by Jim Merkel