If you’ve ever been curious about some of the oldest neighborhood buildings in St. Louis or have wanted to research the history of your own home, the Missouri Humanities Council is sponsoring two great lectures in October at Ritz Park on South Grand.
Landmarks Association Lecture: St. Louis’ Oldest Neighborhood Buildings
October 13, 2015 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Andrew Weil is the Executive Director of Landmarks Association of St. Louis and a Lecturer in the Sam Fox School of Architecture and Design at Washington University. Mr. Weil is an expert on the neighborhood architecture of St. Louis’ and the city’s development history. Mr. Weil has authored many National Register of Historic Places Historic District Nominations in St. Louis, including that of Tower Grove East where he resides. Mr. Weil’s presentation will focus on some of St. Louis’ oldest neighborhood buildings and what to look for in seeking them out. (More info)
Missouri History Museum Lecture: House History 101
October 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn how to research the history of your home with Missouri History Museum associate archivist Dennis Northcott. See what discoveries can be found about your home and its former residents in old maps, directories, census records, historic photos, and more.
A native St. Louisan and graduate of Washington University, Dennis Northcott has been on the Missouri History Museum staff since 1989 and currently is an associate archivist at the Library and Research Center. He has compiled numerous guides to the museum’s manuscript collections, including an inventory of the extensive Civil War holdings. He is the creator of the Missouri History Museum’s Genealogy and Local History Index, and frequently gives presentations and workshops on genealogy and house history research. (More info)