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Nonprofit dedicated to tell history as it was
Spirits of Sappington House 10/22/2016
The Spirits of Sappington House came alive the night of Saturday, October 22nd and told their tales! Coonskin capped Nathan, Daniel Boone's youngest son, readies the bonfire. In the kitchen, cook Lily May emotionally tells about her life as a slave, only relieved by her secret knowledge of reading and writing. Mistress Mary Ann in the dining room plans her husband's birthday celebration in 1830 for Thomas' 16 siblings. Upstairs daughter Lucinda and her cousin Katie talk about their carefree school days of 1821. In the master bedroom, Thomas reviews the 1818 petition to improve Gravois Road. And downstairs in the parlour, craggy patriarch John Sappington discusses with Nathan Boone running the "vermints" out during the War of 1812. Outside visitors couldn't look away from the macabre, yet authentic medical practices of bloody, surgeon John Murphy. And to top it (if your stomach wasn't too squeamish) s'mores and cider for everyone!Posted by Historic Sappington House Museum on Monday, October 24, 2016
Need an African American man between the ages of 20 and 60 to play a dramatic role of a 25 to 45-year-old enslaved man talking to an enslaved woman in the kitchen. As tours go through the house, the 4-minute emotional dialogue will be repeated up to 12 times in 2 hours. The production is 2 days, but will consider someone who can only work Friday or Saturday.
On Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., visitors are welcomed inside Historic Sappington House, 1015 S. Sappington Road 63126 to see and hear the Spirits, returned from the dead, telling their stories, sometimes whimsical, sometimes dramatic. The creator of the Spirits of Sappington House, Denise Lutes explains, “Outside the house, it’s the autumn of 2018. Enter and then step back 200 years to 1818 as history comes to life! The Spirits of Sappington House discuss and engage in the mundane to life-changing events that affected their lives. The historic people and their times have been carefully researched to present true pictures through scripted scenes. Experience history where it really happened!”