The Missouri Pacific Historical Society and Burlington Route Historical Society, both non-profit and volunteer-run organizations, will hold a joint convention in 2021 to commemorate the 170th anniversary of the first two railroads to cross the State of Missouri – the Pacific Railroad of Missouri and the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad. The joint convention will be held October 7-10, 2021, at the historic St. Louis Union Station and will feature historical presentations, a train ride, tours, and more. While membership in one of the organizations is encouraged, the event is open to the public. More details will be posted as plans are finalized.
Historic Saint Louis is a coalition of historic homes and museums that preserve and present the rich history of the Saint Louis region, encompassing many heritages, such as French, English, African American, German. Extensive research and collaboration have enabled most sites to be tied together through specific historic figures and events, documenting degrees of separation, presenting a connected history and heritage to the visitor. On Saturday, December 1, 2018, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., twenty-six historic houses, museums, and privately-owned homes joined together to present a splendid grand holiday tour. For this one-day event, each venue was decorated with a festive flair and may offer costumed skits, music, other seasonal activities, and refreshments.
In honor of Missouri’s 200th birthday in 2021, St. Louis Genealogical Society (StLGS) is honoring the St. Louis men and women who played a part in Missouri history through its St. Louis City/County Biographies project. More than 170 biographies have already been posted and can be viewed on the St. Louis Genealogical Society website. Profiles of St. Louis ancestors from StLGS members and nonmembers alike are welcomed. Submissions will be posted on the StLGS website. The project is endorsed by Missouri 2021. To view the biographies or for more information on how to submit your St. Louis ancestor’s biography, go to St. Louis City/County Biographies on the St. Louis Genealogical Society website.