Student Presentations – Sunday Nov 12

The student presentations: Sunday, November 12, 2:00 pm.

Students share their experiences and finds. Artifacts from dig will be on exhibit as well as other displays related to the dig. Light refreshments.

Held at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, St. Louis, MO 63123.

For more information or questions, call Stephen Hanpeter  314-918-1617, or email

Quotes from 2016 student presentations

“…I didn’t know anything about archaeology. (It) was …(a) new experience” Jessica

”It was just so cool to imagine that at one point all of these little fragments had been part of something much larger.” Hannah

“I really enjoyed… the dig because of what we found… and being able to experience this with professional archaeologists. Laura

The Dig at Sappington House, 2016-2018

The Dig at Sappington House 
is a three year service learning project initiated in 2015 by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA St. Louis Society)
Co-sponsored by Historic Sappington House, City of Crestwood Department of Parks and Recreation and Sappington-Concord Historical Society (
Teachers in 2017 from Webster Groves High School and Lift for Life Academy
Students in 2017 from Lindbergh High School, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Cor Jesu Academy, Webster Groves High School, Grand Center Arts Academy
Participating professional archaeologists from the 
Archaeological Research Center (ARC) 
of St. Louis

Major funding for the Dig at Sappington House provided by AIA of St Louis. Supplemental funding from co-sponsors and individuals, in-kind services and volunteers. If you would like to make a donation or volunteer, please contact Stephen Hanpeter at 314-918-1617 or
Recruiting of students and teachers for 2018 dig season now underway.


Photos of the June 2017 dig at Sappington House below