At the February meeting of the Sunset Hills Historical Society, our own City Alderman from Ward 4, Mark Colombo, will share his passion for Civil War history and some of his collectibles from that era.
As an amateur history enthusiast, he was intrigued by the amount of Civil War-era historical events that occurred here in St. Louis and around Missouri, as he discovered while visiting U. S. Grant’s former residence, nearby White Haven.
“By discussing my own personal journey I hope to inspire others to undertake their own journey,” said Colombo. “It has been exciting to study and collect artifacts from that time period.”
Colombo will focus on his own discoveries and display items from his collection. The conversation will cover a wide range of events during the civil war: a broad overview of the Civil War, weapons used at that time, and the role St. Louis and the surrounding areas played upon the outcome.
Please join us on Monday, February 27, at 7 p.m. for this fascinating look back in time. Hope to see you there!