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Grace on the Go: October & November Tours
On October 5, 2017
Grace on the Go is a group of mostly retired individuals who travel around our area exploring history, engaging in current events, and having fun together. All are welcome to be a part of our monthly events. Contact Christie Boyle for more information.
Tour two historic St. Louis churches with Grace on the Go
Thursday, October 19 (Car pools leave Grace at 9 a.m.)
Second Presbyterian Church, 9:30 a.m.
Saint Mary of Victories Catholic Church, 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: Cardinal Nation at Ballpark Village
Built in 1896, Second Presbyterian was designed by German-born American architect Theodore Link, who was also the architect of St. Louis Union Station. Learn about the history of its two previous locations and the current one at Westminster Place and Taylor Avenue and about the architecture of this city church. Church of St. Mary of Victories is a historic Roman Catholic church in downtown St. Louis that was established in 1843 to serve the needs of about 500 German families. It is located in the hub of the pioneer “Chouteau’s Landing” district on South 3rd Street and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. One of the few consecrated churches in the Archdiocese, it has a high altar with hundreds of sacred relics.
Discover King Tut’s tomb and the Secrets of the Pharaohs
Monday, November 6 (Car pools leave Grace at 9 a.m.)
Discovery of King Tut exhibit with audio guide, 9:30 a.m.
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs Omnimax movie, 11 a.m.
Combo exhibit and movie: $15; Exhibit only: $11
PAYMENT DEADLINE FOR CONFIRMED TICKETS: Tuesday, October 24
(Put checks payable to Grace Church, GOG King Tut on memo line in envelope in Grace on the Go’s mailbox)
Journey into ancient Egypt with Grace on the Go to explore the reconstructed tomb and artifacts found when the tomb was discovered in 1922. Experience the background of this historic discovery and get to know the most important artifacts through scientific reconstructions without compromising the fragile originals, most of which are not permitted to leave Egypt. In the Omnimax Theater, Mummies: The Secrets of the Pharaohs invites us to follow a 19th century expedition on their journey toward finding a cache of 40 royal mummies in a single tomb including the 12 Kings of Egypt (especially Ramses the Great). The film details a scientific first—a discovery that could help researchers understand how ancient diseases have evolved into their modern-day counterparts.