Things are a bit quiet for us over the winter months but behind the scenes we’ve been planning some fun, interesting, educational and creepy events for 2019. We’ll be covering some of that here but there is more information to come as we iron things out for this coming fall.
If you missed it we were featured in two episodes of the excellent St Louis Podcast Blinders Off: Necropolis Pt 1 and Necropolis Pt 2. You can listen on SoundCloud or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Make sure to check out their other great episodes about St Louis Parks, The Whiskey Ring Scandal and more.
This spring we’ll be celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in Missouri. Women finally won the long fight for the right to vote here in in March of 1919 and just a few months later Governor Gardner called a special session of the Missouri Legislature to ratify the 19th Amendment making Missouri the 11th state to do so.
~St Louis Suffrage League Meeting, Saturday March 9, 3pm – We’ll be meeting up at a special historic location to discuss St Louis Suffrage History, our upcoming events and building your late teens interpretation. If you are interested in attending this meeting or you want to find out more please contact us.
~Living History Fair at Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saturday June 8, 9am – Join us for this event celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in Missouri. Learn about the women and men of the St Louis Suffrage movement from the founding of the Women’s Suffrage Association of Missouri in 1867 to the creation of the St Louis League of Women Voters in 1919.
Fall 2019 is already coming together with a few additional events in the works. Make sure to follow us here, Facebook or Instagram to join this year’s Cemetery Scavenger Hunt. Our regular events at Bellefontaine Cemetery and The Campbell House are already on the calendar. Details about exhibits and registration will be posted as they are available.
~Consolations of Memory at Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saturday October 5, 10am – Our annual 19th Century funeral reenactment
~Twilight Tours at the Campbell House, Friday October 25, 6pm - A special evening tour of the Campbell House Museum with a focus on death and mourning in the 19th Century.