What we're about

This group is for people who are interested in learning and sharing old-time skills. Learn about outdoor cooking and baking, using herbs to prepare salves and lotions, spinning and natural dyes, blacksmithing, old-time toys. We'll explore the historical buildings in St Louis city and county and learn about the people who settled and built our community. We'll meet once a month and have a guest demonstration and hands-on activity each time we meet up.

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St Charles-Portage Des Sioux-Grafton Ferry Regional Airport

Step back in time and have fun with us!!!
This annual event is held in a WWII hangar just north of St. Charles in St. Charles County. (See map) The airport, (Smart Field), is open all day but we are allowed in the hangar beginning at 6:00. The band starts playing at 7:00. Some of us will get there early and take some pics with the aircraft and restored cars and motorcycles. Even if you do not dance this event is great fun!

This is one of the coolest events in the country! It is a fundraiser for the Commemorative Air Force. This group restores WW II military aircraft and keeps them flying! (We will get to see them fly their B-25 and Marauder in formation, then land and rev them up close by us!! If you have never witnessed this up close you will be amazed!)

Here is a chance to dress up! About 10% of the attendees dress in 1940s style clothing including WWII uniforms and dresses. Do not feel you have to dress up. Some of the ladies and gentlemen dress in evening attire, others in jeans, etc.

Attendance fee is $20 if bought in advance, $25 at the door. The proceeds go to keeping the planes flying. :)
You can bring liquor and wine but please buy their beer and food. (They do not allow any beer/coolers or food carried in other than snacks.) They do provide ice and soft drinks.

Here is the link: https://cafmo.square.site/?fbclid=IwAR2ggVDkd2OWncbbUYcbKVqZ_GsRaHdLG4D78Jpq25EdZruMIZo7BWGhieo

The band Sentimental Journey is playing. (Mostly 1940s music) Here is a link for pics from past years:


Some of us are carpooling so if you are interested call Jake at[masked]

Past events (79)

Plein air Painting - Moved to Sunday Oct 17

Faust Park

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