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The Kirkwood Historical Society was founded in 1961. The Society, through its Board of Directors and Membership, seeks to discover, collect and preserve the history of Kirkwood and surrounding areas. The Society promotes educational programs, exhibits and special events and provides for the preservation of Mudd's Grove.

KHS Quarterly Meeting 9/9/14

The KHS quarterly meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00pm at Mudd's Grove.  Refreshments will be served.  As always the meeting is free and open to the public.


Yard Sale - To benefit Kirkwood Historical Society

The Kirkwood Historical Society

will be holding a 

Gigantic Fund-Raising Yard Sale

October 4th at

Mudd's Grove

302 W Argonne Drive

The sale will begin at 8AM until 4PM on Saturday October 4th.

If you have something you would like to donate to our sale, Donations will be accepted on Thursday October 2nd and Friday Saturday October 3rd from 8 am to 5 pm at Mudd's Grove.  For more information, please call (314) 966-8102, or Mudd's Grove at (314) 965-5151.


October 18, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kirkwood Community Center
 111 South Geyer Road

            $15 per item, max of two items  

    Tickets available at Mudd's Grove, Christophers, Summa Jewelers
or at door   

   Appointments can be made with appraisers for more items.
               Please bring photos of large furniture         

   Questions:  Call Carol 314-265-3630, Kate 314-965-3831
Appraisals by noted area dealers, appraisers, collectors:
With over 68 years of activities in the antiques and collectibles fields, as the son of St. Louis antique dealer parents, Art began with a primary interest in Civil War memorabilia and antique weapons, branching out eventually into every aspect of the antiques and collectible fields, giving to him the capabilities to appraise entire household contents for insurance, probate, bankruptcy, or liquidation. He is a constant consultant to numerous Historical Societies and Museums in relation to donated items, and works with many international auction houses in the liquidation of fine antiquities. Art is the author of a contemporary book on a major collectible, has  contributed articles for books and magazines, had radio stints on KTRS & WIBV “Ask The Appraiser”, and has taught courses on “Identification and Appraisal of Antiques” at Jefferson college. Each year, since its inception, Art has been a key appraiser at The Channel 9 “Trash or Treasure” appraisal fair. As a member of the “Certified Appraisers Guild of America” he is recognized by the courts and qualified to appraise both business and personal properties.
Ralph has over 37 years’ experience in Antique and Contemporary home décor. His initial work was in museum design and design management with studies at the Smithsonian and Field Museums. Currently, he holds a position as Adjunct Professor in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Ralph’s first love is in the buy / sell and restoration of fine antique chandeliers and other lighting fixtures, with much additional knowledge and expertise in all periods of furniture. His expertise is recognized by his membership in “The Certified Appraisers Guild of America”.
Tom has over 25 years in the very active business of collecting and dealing in all aspects of “Militaria”, including weapons,  accessories and accoutrements from all wars spanning the past two centuries. Tom is a past president of the “National Automatic Pistol Collectors Association” and has continued as the editor of their newsletter. He is the founder of “The Gateway Military Historical Society”, with his shop on Lemay Ferry Rd. being a veritable museum of “Militaria”.
Paul has logged over 20 years in various positions associated with the auction business and the liquidation of numerous categories of antique and collectibles. He has acquired an in depth knowledge in a wide range of fields including Glassware, China, Furniture, and Fine Arts, in catalog preparations including description, and value assessments. He is a valued partner of the newly founded St. Louis, “Link Auction Services”.

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Mudds Grove

302 W Argonne Dr,
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(314) 965-5151

Mailing Address

PO Box 220602
Kirkwood, MO  63122


Appraisal Fair

Ralph's Relics and Designs
Ralph has over 37 years experience in Antique and Contemporary Home decor. His expertise is recognized by his membership in "The Certified Appraisers Guild of America"

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