October 7, 2017 - Consolations of Memory at Bellefontaine Cemetery
This event is a guided cemetery walk of the area surrounding Hotchkiss Chapel. Along the way guests will learn about mourning practices and funerary customs of the mid-19th century. During the tour the Mourning Society of St Louis will be depicting the funeral procession and burial service of Sterling Price and his daughter in-law Celeste which took place in 1867 as well as several other vignettes featuring prominent people from the Civil War Era.
This is a free event but registration is required because space is limited - Register Here.
October 14, 2017 - A Haunting Stroll of 'TBA'
We are still in the process of working out the details of this secret event. Make sure to check back here for updates! Join us for this special walking tour and learn about the ghastly events and ghostly encounters that make this St Louis' most notoriously haunted neighborhood. Tours will be led by our members in historical clothing.
Tours will be held on the hour starting at noon and should take about 45 minutes. The price is $10 per person.
November 11, 2017 - To Ask for Freedom: 100 Years of Women's Suffrage
Join us for this living history event celebrating the Women's Suffrage Movement and the Suffragists of Bellefontaine Cemetery! The ladies will begin their march at 2:00 pm and make their way to Wild Wood Valley for a rally celebrating the words of famous St Louis Suffrage leaders such as Edna Gellhorn, organizer of the 1916 Golden Lane Protest, and Florence Wyman Richardson, the first president of the St. Louis Equal Suffrage League.
This event is taking place in honor of the release of the suffrage prisoners held in a District of Columbia workhouse in November 1917 and their continued efforts to fight for the right to vote.
After the rally, guests are free to visit with the ladies of the St Louis Suffrage Movement and learn more about national events 100 years ago.