Meet the Board: Kathy

Zion’s board is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping improve the cemetery and keep it running. Here are a few things to know about one of our board members.  Read more

Swarm Into Summer Speakers

Here’s our line-up for our August event! 10:05-10:20  Green Burials  Rick Lay, Bellefontaine Cemetery 10:25-10:40 “Bee” a Pollinator Pantry  Mary Ann Fink, St. Louis County Parks 10:45-11:00  Flameless Cremation  Randy Singer, Valhalla Funeral Chapel & Cemetery 11:05-11:20  Native Plants in Your Yard  Kyle Cheesborough, Bellefontaine Cemtery 11:25-11:40  African-American Cemeteries in STL Ernest Jordan, Friends of Father Dickson Cemetery 11:45-12:00  GenealogyRead more

WOW

When visiting Zion, and other cemeteries in the area, you are likely to come across grave markers shaped like tree trunks. These mark the graves of the Woodmen of the World. Zion is home to a particularly large and impressive Woodman monument just inside the gate. Learn about this interesting organization here.Read more

Meet the Board: Louise

Zion’s board is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping improve the cemetery and keep it running. Here are a few things to know about one of our board members. What is your favorite place to vacation? The quiet beaches in Treasure Island are a peaceful retreat for me. I love hearingRead more

Tidbits about Zion

1883-1917  The early minutes of the cemetery board were written in German and reflect life at that time. 1883   The first interment took place at the cemetery in December. Originally, the property contained a stable, a barn, a picnic shelter, and a lake. 1885    The cemetery board posted signs prohibiting tying your horse to aRead more

Meet the Board: Todd

Zion’s board is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping improve the cemetery and keep it running. Here are a few things to know about one of our board members. What is the most interesting part of being on the board? Getting to see all the old documents. There’s some neat historyRead more

Coming Back from the Brink

Many small cemeteries that do not have endowments have become neglected over the years. But sometimes, a group of dedicated volunteers get together to do something about that. Two historic African-American cemeteries in St. Louis are currently under the care of such volunteers. Father Dickson Cemetery, Crestwood. This cemetery fell into ruin during the latterRead more

Meet the Board: Marian

Zion’s board is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping improve the cemetery and keep it running. Here are a few things to know about one of our board members. What got you interested in cemeteries? First, I am a genealogist and have written five family history books about different surnames inRead more

Zion’s Public Section

Zion Cemetery has an area designated as the Public Section, which is located to the south of the office building and continues to St. Charles Rock Rd. It was described in records as a section for paupers (those of limited financial means). The section was started in 1884 when the cemetery opened and was used heavilyRead more

Meet the Board: Loree

Zion’s board is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping improve the cemetery and keep it running. Here are a few things to know about one of our board members. What is the best thing about being on the board? When I was asked to join the cemetery board, my knowledge ofRead more