Monday, March 07, 2011


Saturday, March 12 -- The French Connection
Our city was originally settled by the French and named for their sainted king. Naturally, our region has a wealth of French culture. Begin your exploration of this enduring heritage with a visit to Treasures of Napoleon at the Missouri History Museum. Learn about this remarkable man and his connection to St. Louis. Continue on to discover enclaves of French culture, including a visit to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, a tour of the French furniture and Impressionist collections at the Saint Louis Art Museum, and much more. Lunch is included at Cafe DeMenil.

Saturday, April 16 -- Built to Last: An Architectural History of St. Louis
St. Louis’s architecture offers a rich illustration of the past and the vision of the future the city once held for itself. This tour begins at the Missouri History Museum, discovering some of the distinct features of this fabulous building. Next, we'll board the bus to follow an architectural timeline through St. Louis neighborhoods. Highlights include, but are not limited, to pre-Civil War stone structures in Carondelet, late 19th-century buildings in Soulard and Lafayette Square, and Sixties Modern hotels downtown. Lunch is included.

Saturday, April 30 -- Freedom's Gateway: St. Louis in the Civil War
The year 2011 marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. On this tour you’ll learn what happened in St. Louis and how the city was affected by the war. You’ll also have the special opportunity to attend several of the activities commemorating this anniversary all over St. Louis, including a Sesquicentennial Signature Event--Camp Jackson: The Tipping Point, featuring an encampment and reenactment at Jefferson Barracks County Park. You’ll also visit sites such as the new Missouri Civil War Museum and the Campbell House Museum, enjoy activities at the Missouri History Museum, and much more. Lunch is included at the Campbell House.

All tours begin at 9am and return at 3pm.
The cost is $75 per person ($65 for Museum members).
Includes: transportation, tour leader, all admission charges and lunch.

Please call 314-361-9017 or email with any questions or to make your reservation.

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