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Meet Me in Bellefontaine – STL250

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Meet Me in Bellefontaine – STL250

September 13, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate our History

Free tours of the Bissell House Museum
from Noon to 3 PM.

The City of Bellefontaine Neighbors, the St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department and the Churches and not-for-profit organizations in our community will be celebrating our history. This event is free and everyone is invited. Bring your lawn chairs.

We will have two special guests doing narrations of their lives in the 1800s. The first narration will be “Anna Bissell,” portrayed by Barbara Kay, who lived between 1823 and 1910. Anna Bissell will portray her life as the lady of the Bissell House. Narration at Noon.

The second narrator we will have is “Lila,” portrayed by Angela Di Salvo. Although Lila did not live on the Bissell House grounds, she was a slave that was held in Missouri. Angela will narrate her life of sorrow, heart break and sadness. Narration at 1 PM.

Several other entities will provide entertainment during the day, including the Riverview Garden’s High School Jazz Band.

Free hot dogs, drinks and snacks will be available and the Churches and not-for-profit organizations are all invited to put up booths, give out literature and celebrate their history.

Stop by the BNPD table and get your Nextdoor Name Tag. This is a chance to meet the people face-to-face that you have been talking to on

Invite your friends, family and neighbors to join us for a party in the Park.

Churches and not-for-profit organizations are invited to join in the fun and share your history. There is no cost for a space for a table, but you must bring your own table. You are encouraged to give out handouts for your organization and snacks to our guests. Organizations should contact Shirley Paro at or call 869-8251.

Parking at the Bissell House is limited, so the Bellefontaine Methodist Church is opening their parking lot and we will provide a shuttle service to the Bissell House.


September 13, 2014
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Shirley Paro
(314) 869-8251


General Daniel Bissell House
10225 Bellefontaine Rd
Bellefontaine Neighbors, 63138 United States
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North County Incorporated

350B Village Square Drive
Hazelwood, Missouri 63042
phone: (314) 895-6241


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