Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s still plenty to do at Historic Sappington House, 1015 Sappington Road in Crestwood.
For events at Historic Sappington House, parking is available across the street at Crestwood Elementary School and south of the pond in the Reco Avenue overflow lot. A handicap deposit is available in the main lot. For more information on these and other upcoming events, call 314-822-8171 or visit historicsappingtonhouse.org.
Crestwood 75th Anniversary
Historic Sappington House and The Barn Restaurant will be participating in the Town of Crestwood’s 75th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 10 from 6-9 p.m. for the Block Party and Saturday, October 15 from 3-6 p.m. for the Taste of Crestwood with the Mississippi Crossing band.
On September 24 and October 8, two outdoor concerts are scheduled to raise funds for a major preservation project – the relocation and repurposing of the 1816 Joseph Sappington Log House.
On Saturday, September 24, folk duo Rogers and Nienhaus will entertain with their renowned voice and music.
On Saturday, October 8, join the Wild HouseKats and the SappingTones for a friendly Battle of the Bands competition. Vote for which rock band will reach the top of the heap. Both concerts will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $20 (free for children under 12). Boxes of mystery gift cards and 50/50 odds will be on sale, and food and drink will be available for purchase at The Barn restaurant. Bring lawn chairs.
Ancestors in the attic
On Saturday, October 8, two genealogy classes will be offered at Historic Sappington House — “Hit the Trail” from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and “Breaking Brick Walls” from noon to 2:30 p.m. Both classes will be taught. by DAR genealogy specialist Mary Jo Anderson. There is a $10 fee for documents. Reservations required before Thursday, September 29, by email at [email protected]
Spirits at the Windows
The spirits take possession of the house on October evenings. Watch brief pantomimes in five windows visible on the lawn facing Sappington Road. Watch the spirits Oct. 8, 7-8:30 p.m. after the Battle of the Bands concert, and Oct. 9, 15, 22, 23, and 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Spirits of Sappington House
On Saturday, October 29, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., long-dead spirits will rise from their rest to tell tales of yesteryear.
Colonial surgeon Dr. John Murphy will set up a medical cabinet with bloody leeches and rusty hacksaws to entertain guests. Hazel Hauck will display her coffin and talk about ancient burial customs. Take a selfie in the coffin!
Lantern tours will take place in the nearby Father Dickson Cemetery. S’mores and cider will be served around the bonfire. The cost is $8 for adults and $1 for children under 12.