Upcoming Talks

October 9, 2018, 7p.m. Mound City Archaeological Society History Museum, Forest Park

Preliminary Insights into the Material Remains 

Uncovered at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Site 


Artifacts uncovered during the 2016 excavations of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) site date from the 1850s – early 1960s. These materials are providing insights into the working class families who lived in St. Louis during these times, which sometimes contradict written histories. The remains also are providing insights into how their lives changed over the years.

December 5, 2018, 6:30p.m. St. Louis County Library, Jamestown Bluffs Branch

Archaeological Investigations at the First St. Ferdinand Church (1789-1836),

Florissant, Missouri

As part of the 2004 Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, a question arose about how the first St. Ferdinand Church looked that was visited by them prior to the start of their journey. Archaeological investigations conducted over three seasons funded by the City of Florissant and grants from the National Park Service administered by the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office, uncovered the remains of the church and artifacts. These revealed what life was like for the original French Colonial settlers of Florissant. Insights also were gained on the lives of the early American settlers who started coming to the region in the late 1790s.