The Sappington-Concord Historical Society (SCHS) quarterly meeting is Wednesday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Johns United Church of Christ pavilion (11333 St. Johns Church Road, Lindbergh & Highway 55). Parking is a few feet from the pavilion. There are picnic tables, but if you prefer bring a lawn chair.
There will be a short business meeting to vote on the proposed Amendment to Article VIII Dues of the SCHS By-Laws, which was printed in the Summer 2022 newsletter. Then Terry Rupp will lead a walking tour of Old St. Johns Cemetery, where the first burial took place in 1839. Hear some of the interesting stories about the Sappington-Concord families who have been laid to rest in this historic cemetery. If desired, bring water for the tour.
Afterwards, take part in an ice cream social and chatting with friends. Ted Drewes frozen custard cups will be available for purchase at $3.00 each.
Temperatures are predicted to be much better this week. Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday evening. Guests are welcome.
SCHS Annual Memorial Day ceremony On the Green at St. Lucas United Church of Christ
We return to the Green at St Lucas this year to host the biggest little Memorial Day celebration in South County. The 27th Annual Memorial Day Service will begin at 9:00 a.m. Monday May 30 on the green at St. Lucas UCC 11735 Denny Road. The family-friendly service is free and open to the public.
This year’s event will feature distinguished speaker CW4 Andrew Ottinger, a decorated serviceman with the Missouri National Guard and 30 years of military service. It will also include a ceremonial flyover by a local group of Stearman Biplane aircraft owners, doves of peace release, musical performances by Lauren Hoggatt, the Moolah Drum Corps and the Lindbergh High School “Spirit of St. Louis” Marching Band.
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and parking will be available on the east parking lot of St. Lucas UCC.
The Sappington-Concord Historical Society’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be at 9 a.m., Monday, May 30,on the green at St. Lucas United Church of Christ, 11735 Denny Road, South St. Louis County.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event honoring military veterans.
Please bring your lawn chair.
April 27,2022, Wednesday, at 7:00 pm, in person meeting
During the past two years the pandemic caused Sappington-Concord Historical Society (SCHS) to change to Zoom for its quarterly programs. At this time we’re happy to announce that the April quarterly meeting is in person once again!
The Society’s quarterly meeting is Wednesday, April 27, at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria at Lindbergh High School, 5000 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The cafeteria has lots of space and everyone will be able to spread out. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Following a brief business meeting at 7 p.m., Esley Hamilton will present “A History of St. Louis County Parks.” While the City of St. Louis set aside Lafayette Park in 1836, St. Louis County didn’t organize a parks department until after 1950. Over 70 parks covering more than 12,000 acres comprise the park system today. Esley worked for County Parks for forty years and will present this history, including some sites you may not know.
Directions to Lindbergh High School cafeteria:
Turn onto the campus at the electric signal at Lindbergh Blvd. & Roxanna Drive; at guard station turn right and follow the drive around the library (the round building) to the bottom of the sloping drive. Turn left into the large parking lot and park near the building straight ahead. Enter the set of doors and the cafeteria is to your right.
Join us for an exciting night. Guests are welcome.
January 26, 2022, Virtual SCHS Quarterly Meeting 7 pm via Zoom
Join us for an informative and entertaining 2022 encore version of “Her-Story, a History of Women of South County.” The original version was written and presented by Terry Rupp, with assistance from Karen Hurych, in 2013. Often written history focuses on powerful men and their role in the history of a community or country; the less powerful, including women, the poor, and minorities, are typically ignored. Women have been important in shaping the growth and development of our community for a very long time. Their contributions will be highlighted in this PowerPoint presentation. If you haven’t used Zoom, now is the time to try it!
Time: Jan 26, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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