Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Civil War guns were on display in Jefferson Barracks and would be difficult to sell.
Authorities are still puzzled over how four Civil War-era pistols displayed at the Ordnance Room at Jefferson Barracks could have been stolen. St. Louis County Police are investigating the thefts, which went unnoticed until the Civil War in the West exhibit closed last week. The pistols were on loan from two different collectors, said J.D. Magurany, the museum's site manager. The guns were stolen sometime in the last three weeks, and the building is secured at night with steel plates over the door and an alarm, police told KMOV. There were no signs of forced entry or an activated alarm in the last three weeks. Just as puzzling as how the guns were stolen is why someone would take four civil war pistols. They aren't efficient enough to rob …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Four historic pistols displayed at the Jefferson Barracks Historic Site were stolen from the Civil War in the West exhibit.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Missouri Civil War Museum (MCWM) at the Jefferson Barracks Historic Site just received a collection of original Civil War letters and envelopes. They were sent to the museum by a donor in Paris, France.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Lemay Chamber of Commerce presented the Missouri Civil War Museum (MCWM) with a Commercial Beautification Award at its 35th Annual Awards Dinner on October 10th.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Margaret Buerkle Middle School seventh-graders participated in a day filled with Civil War-era activities.
The Margaret Buerkle Middle School (MBMS) campus was transformed into a scene from the Civil War earlier this month, when seventh-graders participated in a day filled with activities dating back to the 1860s. Social studies teachers Cheryl Tentschert and Tim Brennan developed the interdisciplinary, hands-on project to enhance the learning experience for their students, and the pair received funding for the project through a minigrant from the Mehlville-Oakville Foundation. “Tim and I believe children learn better when immersed in hands-on activities,” Tentschert said in a statement. “We like to use role playing or recreate real-life experiences for our students.” The MBMS teachers developed the idea for a Civil War Day several years ago, …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Here are five fun, local events to keep you and yours busy all weekend.
Easter Egg Hunt and More at Bethesda Southgate When/ Where: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 23, Bethesda Southgate, 5943 Telegraph Road Why: Bring the kids to hunt candy-filled plastic Easter eggs. Face painting, a petting zoo and pony rides also will be offered. Pricing: Free Easter Morning Continental Breakfast When/ Where: 9 a.m. Sunday, April 24, Hope Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 2923 Telegraph Road Why: Enjoy a delicious breakfast with friends and neighbors as you celebrate Easter. Pricing: Free Live Music and No Cover When/Where: 9:30 p.m -12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23, Frankie G’s, 4565 Chestnut Park Plaza Why: Guitarist Tom Kelly will be performing. Pricing: No cover “Cover Trax” at Joujin When/ Where: 8 p.m.- midnight Saturday, …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Janet Reppert preserves her family’s history, especially as it pertains to the Civil War.
During this 150th anniversary of the Civil War, history buffs everywhere are giving thanks to those who have collected and preserved the details of the war. Whether done by historians or family members, the artifacts and documents are the primary sources of information about the conflict. Janet Reppert, of Oakville, is one such family historian. She preserves official documents, letters and the personal items of family members who fought in the Civil War. Her discovery of a collection of items from three of her ancestors who fought in the Civil War spawned her interest and led her to an interesting and important hobby. Her family collection is a microcosm of information that fits into the big picture. All of the items in her mini-museum …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
From war and hockey to pink parades and Valentines, take your pick of fun family activities for this week.
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- Gwen Ragno
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
With plenty of free family activities, from war and hockey to pink parades and Valentines, this week is the perfect time to grab those kids and go out for some fun.
Monday, February 7, 2011
In commemoration of the beginning of the Civil War 150 years ago, Jefferson Barracks Park presents an exhibit that gives visitors the feel of what it was like to be a field soldier during the war.
The Super Bowl and snow did not deter avid Civil War buffs, re-enactors and interested community members from attending the grand opening of the latest Jefferson Barracks Park exhibit, “The Civil War in Missouri and the West.” The full parking lot near the Ordnance Room, the site of the exhibit, and the line of cars waiting to get in were the first indicators that the crowd was going to be large. The room quickly filled with visitors, all anxious to view the collection of artifacts, displays and information assembled for the exhibit. Civil War re-enactors mingled with the visitors to add authenticity to the occasion. “I’ve been doing this for over 30 years now. I’m here to lend some atmosphere to the event. We are currently recruiting for…
Friday, February 4, 2011
Curator Marc Kollbaum is preparing the exhibit for its Grand Opening on Feb. 6.
Jefferson Barracks County Park will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War with an exhibit featuring displays that provide a wealth of information about Missouri battles. Missouri was the site of the third most battles in the war, and several artifacts have been collected. Curator Marc Kollbaum created the exhibit titled, “The Civil War in Missouri and the West.” The display will be in the Ordnance Room at Jefferson Barracks Park and will run from Feb. 6 through Nov. 20. The days and hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. With just a few finishing touches to go, Kollbaum anxiously awaits visitors to the display. He will be making a special presentation Sunday and is planning a few other …