12 Solar Eclipse Events in St. Louis | 8/21/2017

Total Eclipse at the Arch
Monday, August 21, 2017
Luther Ely Square in Downtown St. Louis
Schnucks is proud to partner with the Gateway Arch Park Foundation to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event. Join us on Monday, August 21 and you’ll have the Gateway Arch as a backdrop! There will be a variety of food trucks so grab your lunch and settle in for this spectacular event. Plus, they will be giving away special Solar Eclipse Cookies – baked fresh at Schnucks Bakery!

See the Great American Solar Eclipse
Jefferson Barracks Park
Monday, August 21, 2017
At the park, the moon’s shadow will begin to pass over the sun at 11:49 a.m. and the total eclipse phase will be from 1:17 p.m. – 1:19 .pm. Eye protection, in the form of specialized eclipse glasses will be required for safe viewing of the sun – looking at the sun directly, even during an eclipse, can cause permanent eye damage. The event at Jefferson Barracks will be free and open to the public.  Check here for additional information and updates on the event.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum
Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Get ready for an event that is sure to eclipse all others! Identified as one of the best places under the sun (and moon) for viewing the solar eclipse, The Magic House is hosting a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party in the Museum’s front garden. Solar eclipse enthusiasts will have it made in the shade as they safely watch the moon pass between the sun and earth with a special pair of viewing glasses. The celebration will include a variety of sun-sational activities including an out-of-this-world dance party! Free with Museum admission.  Continue reading “12 Solar Eclipse Events in St. Louis | 8/21/2017”

A St. Louis Throwback Thursday | Busch’s Grove | ST LOUIS STYLE

Busch’s Grove was an unpretentious white frame roadhouse on Clayton Road at Price, in the city of Ladue. For years the name epitomized refined and gracious dining in St. Louis. John Philip Litzinger property from James S. Forsyth in 1855, is given credit for constructing the original frame building. The property changing ownership multiple times was used as farmhouse, a post office, a stagecoach stop, a general store, a hotel and a saloon. In 1891, the property was acquired by George Buente, who leased the building to John H. Busch.

Busch, who came to St. Louis with his wife from Amsterdam in 1869, opened an establishment which has been variously called a restaurant, a roadhouse, a hostelry and a resort. While the venture was eventually named Busch’s Grove, before that it was known as The Woodlawn Grove and housed the Price Post Office.

At the turn of the century, Busch’s Grove served as a training site for out-of-town prize-fighters (1902), the destination for hayrides, moonlight picnics and dancing (1902), a saloon and outdoor grove for beer drinkers (1907), and a haven for late night poker gatherings (1908). During the 1904 World’s Fair, parties were held for the noted Irish tenor John McCormack. Also, a balloonist named Roy Knobenshue bet his friends he could take off from Forest Park and land at the restaurant, which he did.

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