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The Life and Times of Missouri’s Charles Parsons: Between Art and War

The Life and Times of Missouri’s Charles Parsons: Between Art and War

The Life and Times of Charles Parsons—Genesis of the St. Louis Art Scene Charles Parsons is one of St. Louis’s and the nation’s most influential yet little-known figures.  He was instrumental to the Union cause as a Civil War quartermaster and advisor to generals politicians and presidents alike. As a…...

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Art, Artists, Sculpture and Architecture of Bellefontaine Cemetery

Bellefontaine is filled with remarkable imagery and monumentation, much of which reveals clues about lives and times of the people they honor.  Led by Master Guide Tom Allen, this 2-hour walking tour will focus on the unique sculptures and mysterious messages found in the iconography of Bellefontaine Cemetery’s historic markers…...

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Autumnal Equinox at the Severson Monument

William Conrad Severson, an internationally renowned sculptor, designed a modern granite obelisk to memorialize himself and his wife. What makes this monument so unique is that during the fall and spring Equinox, at Solar Noon, the obelisk acts as a sundial, casting a cross of light on the ground. Join…...

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Art, Artists, Sculpture and Architecture of Bellefontaine Cemetery

Bellefontaine is filled with remarkable imagery and monumentation, much of which reveals clues about lives and times of the people they honor.  Led by Master Guide Tom Allen, this 2-hour walking tour will focus on the unique sculptures and mysterious messages found in the iconography of Bellefontaine Cemetery’s historic markers…...

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