New Chesterfield Museum Captures History and Art

People have been living in Chesterfield for at least 12,500 years.

Supporters of the Heritage Foundation of Chesterfield want to ensure new residents get to revisit Chesterfield’s fascinating history. They’re establishing a Chesterfield history museum at 291 Chesterfield Mall, along with the Wiegand Foundation and Chesterfield Historic and Landmark Preservation Committee.

The museum is located on the top floor near the former Dillard’s store. It contains artifacts, photos, archived documents, era-style furniture and artwork.

While the museum is currently only open for special events, organizers seek donors. If interested, contact chesterfieldheritagefoundation@gmail.com.

‘Saturday Distractions’ Sculpture Now on Display

As part of the Chesterfield Parks, Recreation & Arts Department’s Sculpture on the Move program, city staffers received artwork called “Saturday’s Distractions” by artists Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby, owners of Bad River Artworks. Located at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex near Miracle Field, the bronze sculpture will remain there for the next two years.

County Grant Provides Compost Kits for Sale

Did you sign up for one of the 200 composting kits available on a first come, first served basis for $25 each from Chesterfield city staffers?

This community composting offer was made possible through a 2019 grant funded by the St. Louis County Department of Public Health using county landfill surcharge funds. Those interested in securing a kit must fill out an application from City Hall or online at Chesterfield.MO.us/composting-kit-application.

The kits are anticipated to be available in early December.

Butterfly House Celebrates First Founder’s Day

Visitors of the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House at Faust Park in Chesterfield received free admission on Sept. 18 in honor of the facility’s 20th anniversary and founder Evelyn Newman. The party celebrated philanthropist Evelyn’s vision of the butterfly house after she saw a similar attraction on a trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand. At the event, a new logo was unveiled. Guests received free packets of pollinator seed mix. 

Parkway Graduates Become Hall of Famers

Twenty-three Parkway School District graduates will be inducted by Parkway Alumni Association members into the Parkway Alumni Hall of Fame on Nov. 10 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel. Since 2004, association representatives installed 195 graduates into the specifically recognized group.

The professional backgrounds of this year’s inductees include medicine, law, government, fine arts, religion, education, performing arts, engineering, business, the military and community activism.

Inductees are Dr. Christopher Bosche [Central ’91]; Lt. Col. Adam Chitwood (USAF) [South ’99]; Dr. Jeanne (Hlavacek) Cleveland [South ’89]; Dana Gundaker-Devers [Central ’79]; D. Jason File [South ’94]; Bert (Moll) Forde [North ’74]; Lt. Terri Fussner [South ’92]; Kate Gregory (RADM, USN, Ret) [North ’78]; Jonathan Hirshberg [Central ’90]; Cathy Jolly [West ’91]; Jerry Kokesh [Central ’68]; Amy (Siegel) Kweskin [Central ’81]; Jeremy Lasky [Central ’93]; Nancy (Lay) McCormick [North ’80]; Alan Merschen [North ’74]; Brig. Gen. Paul Owen [South ’86]; Dr. Minta Phillips [West ’71]; Michelle Riebeling [South ’94]; Brad Schiff [West ’88]; Dr. Mina Sedrak [North ’02]; Roberta Solomon [North ’74]; Dr. Sharon Dunski Vermont [North ’87]; and Tommie Lathuras-Wehrle [North ’74].