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Beyond the Gates: African American History at Bellefontaine Cemetery

February 1 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Off-site Event

Join Dan Fuller, Event and Volunteer Coordinator at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum, for a public presentation off-site.

Beyond the Gates: African American History at Bellefontaine Cemetery

A misconception about Bellefontaine Cemetery is that the grounds were only for ‘some’ St. Louisans. On the contrary, as a non-sectarian Cemetery, Bellefontaine has been open to ‘all’ since its beginning in 1849. African American history is a vibrant topic on the 314 acres of Bellefontaine. From Mother Baltimore to John Berry Meachum to Ida Woolfolk, African American history has always been present in this Rural Cemetery.
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
St Louis County Library–Jamestown Bluffs Branch
4153 N Hwy 67
Florissant, MO 63034-2825

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For registration questions, please reach out to the event venue.


These presentations are free. However, donations to the Friends of Bellefontaine Cemetery are gratefully accepted

To make a gift to the Friends of Bellefontaine, email Joe Shields or call our office at 314-381-0750.

Make a gift online
VENMO: @FriendsofBellefontaineCemetery
PAYPAL: donations@bcastl.org


February 1
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum