Information on Library Meetings and Artifact Shows
An endeavor of the GSLAS is to educate the public on local archaeology. To help us do this, we have four educational meetings each year. The meetings are all held at the Bridgeton Trails Branch Library at 3455 McKelvey Road. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. Call (314) 291-7570 for directions. The meetings are open to the public and we welcome members and newcomers alike. The dates of this years meetings are:
We also educate the public on local archaeology by sponsoring Artifact Shows. Numerous magnificent collections of artifacts from the St. Louis area are proudly displayed. Several collections from around the country are also on exhibit. Feel free to contact the host of an area show to find out about getting your collection the recognition it deserves. Each show gives awards for Best of Show, Awards of Excellence, Best Personal Find of past year and Junior Award for the best youth collection. You can purchase artifacts to fill holes in your collection, swap stuff, sell some of your artifacts, purchase books and posters or just simply enjoy viewing the many fine collections presented by their happy owners. It is also a great time to learn about local archaeology from territorial experts like Ben Thompson, Alan Banks, Floyd Ritter, Terry Allen and Jerry Davis. The dates and locations of this years shows are:
Bonne Terre Artifact Show
Sunday, April 27th from 7 - 3 pm at the new Bonne Terre Grade School located on Hwy 67 and Old Orchard Road.
Cape Girardeau Artifact Show
Sunday, June 29th from 8 - 3pm at the Cape Girardeau Drury Lodge, located at exit 96 on I-55.
Lake of the Ozarks Artifact Show
Friday & Saturday, August 15th thru 17th - This two day show is held at the Lake of the Ozarks at the Lodge of the Four Seasons. Discounted room rates are available.
St. Louis / St Charles Artifact Show
Saturday, October 18th from 8 - 3pm in St. Charles at the Heart of St Charles Banquet Center. This is a great spot that overlooks the Missouri River and is within walking distance of both historic downtown St. Charles and the Ameristar Casino.
Host: Kraig Kalkbrenner - (314) 830-4678