Dedication Ceremony/Father Dickson Cemetery
Saturday, 9 May 2015
845 Sappington Road, Crestwood, MO 63126
Noon/No fee/Open to all
This historic African-American cemetery will be dedicated as a stop on the Missouri state-wide Civil War driving trail (known as the U.S. Grant Trail) at a ceremony tomorrow. A two-foot by three-foot interpretive panel describing the historical significance of the cemetery and its namesake, Moses Dickson, will be set in place by several representatives from preservation and Civil War groups. The cemetery is the final resting place of more than 12,000 people, including veterans of all American wars. For more information on the cemetery, including driving directions, go to http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/dickson/fdc.htm/. For more information on Missouri's Civil War Heritage Foundation, go to http://www.mocivilwar.org/.
Curators' Map Colloquium/Mercantile Library
"Going Off On Tangents: Maps, Railroads, and the Shortest Distance Between Two Points"
Lecture by Nick Fry, Curator of the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library
Saturday, 23 May 2015
St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL, in the Thomas Jefferson Library
1:00–3:00 p.m./Fee and pre-registration required
Civil War Walking Tour/Bellefontaine Cemetery
"Homecoming: The Sesquicentennial: The End of the Civil War"
Saturday, 30 May 2015
Bellefontaine Cemetery, 4947 W. Florissant Ave., St. Louis, MO 63115
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m./Free, but pre-registration required