When I'm working on a genealogy project one of the first places I look online is Find a Grave. Wonderful tool to use when searching for someone's burial place. Content added by volunteers, and you can sign up for free to add your own research. The first photos I ever looked at of my 2nd great grandparents are posted on their memorial pages. LOVE! Even if you aren't into genealogy, this is a very interesting site.
A lovely little community just a short train ride from STL where I spend a lot of time. Washington, Missouri is the ideal location for a day trip or weekend getaway. It's beautiful and one of my favorite places to visit.
Distilled History -- A Drinking Blog with a History Problem. One of my new favorite local websites. What would Saint Louis history be without a splash of alcohol? Pour yourself a drink and indulge in some of the city's colorful past.
My love of historic structures and the desire to preserve them led me to this group. Truly a wonderful bunch of hard working people who are dedicated to saving Missouri's history. From the website: "The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation, (Missouri Preservation) is Missouri's only statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, and coordinating historic preservation activities throughout the State."
I adore MoPres. www.preservemo.org
Nestled among the cold, industrial scenery in North St. Louis County, Bellefontaine Cemetery stands as a tribute to the bygone era of creating park-like settings for the living and the dead. Among the dead, you'll find brewmasters, medical professionals, tycoons, and society's elite. You will also find strong women who changed the world and oftentimes broke the rules, Civil War patriots, poets, dreamers, and explorers. Be prepared to spend all day gazing at breathtaking monuments and enjoying the peaceful scenery. www.BellefontaineCemetery.org
Need to get away from it all? I highly recommend a visit to YMCA's Trout Lodge. History and nature abound in this quiet retreat just 90 minutes from Saint Louis. The grounds hold two historic cemeteries, for my fellow taphophiles. Also, I do classes here on occasion about ghosts, graveyards, and meditation.
Looking for a unique location to host your reception or party? Let me introduce you to the Washington Brewery Banquet Hall. This beautiful venue is located on the top floor of the historic Busch Brewery in Washington, Missouri. Conveniently located just 50 miles west of Saint Louis with Amtrak service within walking distance.
Washington Brewery Banquet Hall