Fall events at Peers Store

In Missouri’s most beautiful time of the year, put these fun fall events on your October calendar:

Sunday, October 22
Peers to Treloar Tram Rides
On the Katy Trail
Noon to 4pm
Celebrate the Second Annual Peers to Treloar Party along the Katy Trail! Featuring music, tram rides, a bald eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary, Warren County Old Threshers, and grilled brats from the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department.

Sunday, October 29
Meet Billyo O’Donnell
At the Peers Store
Noon to 4pm
Native of Warren County and one of America’s greatest painters, Billyo O’Donnell will be at the Peers Store. Join him for music on the porch, free ice cream as long as it lasts, and 20% off all gifts and merchandise.

Sunday, October 29
The Haunted Honeysuckle Hike
On the Katy Trail meeting at the Treloar Trailhead
1-4pm
Come dressed as Zombies and clear away invasive honeysuckle along the Katy Trail. Organized with Katy Trail State Park, this will be good exercise, rowdy yet safe fun, and maybe a little hard work! Free lunch at Treloar Bar & Grill for the first 15 to sign up! Sign up for the hike on EventBrite.

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Total Solar Eclipse: An Unforgettable Experience

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Where: Peers Store
Date: August 21st
Time: 11am to 2pm

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Join us for one of nature’s most incredible displays and plunge into twilight at midday.  The Bluegill Buddies will be playing old-time string band music live on the porch, leading us through the total solar eclipse that is set to occur in our area around 1:15pm.

The total solar eclipse will be visible only inside the “path of totality,” where the shadow of the moon will be about 70 miles wide, and will travel all the way across the US. Fortunately for us, the Peers Store falls right within that path! Totality (the period when the sun is completely obscured) will last for, at most, 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

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The “path of totality” for the state of Missouri

According to Space.com you can expect to witness the following during that time:

  • day will turn into night
  • the otherwise hidden solar corona (the sun’s outer atmosphere) will become visible / twisting streamers of light emanating from the edges of the obscured sun become visible
  • the loss of sunlight can cause the temperature to drop 10 or more degrees
  • shadows will look sharper on the ground, so it’s possible to see individual hairs on your head in your shadow
  • bright stars and planets will become visible, and you might catch a glimpse of the planet Mercury, which is difficult to see on a normal day because of how close it orbits to the sun.

REMEMBER: Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindness. NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection. Click here to see a variety of eclipse glasses you can purchase for the event.

Highlights from Peers-to-Treloar!

Feedback on the Fun: Peers-to-Treloar Highlights

Here is a wonderful article written by Cindy Gladden for the Warren County Record containing some highlights of the Peers-to-Treloar party.

We hope you were able to enjoy this time with us, but, if not, we have plenty of fun in store for you in the future. We can’t wait to do this again! Now, sit back and enjoy some pictures from the Peers-to-Treloar party.

It was a gorgeous fall day.

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Amazing music filled the air, and many adventures were had!

 

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Honeysuckle Hike and Peers-to-Treloar Party

Honeysuckle Hike

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Treloar Elevator, on the Katy Trail, 5 miles west of Marthasville. Only 1 hour West of St. Louis. (Click here for map)

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Join us on the Katy Trail for a beautiful hike with professional naturalists from Missouri State Parks!
Vans will distribute hikers along the Trail where honeysuckle has been located. You’ll learn about native plants, wildflowers, wildlife, and what you can do to help control invasive species like Missouri’s most harmful invasive plant – bush honeysuckle.

Following the Honeysuckle Hike, you are invited to our community celebration at the annual Treloar Elevator Party from 11:30-4:00 PM for grilled brats, cold drinks, and live music from The River Rats band. All proceeds go to the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department.

Sign up to volunteer today!
Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-music-grilled-bratwursts-a-honeysuckle-hike-on-the-katy-trail-tickets-26902844131

Sponsored by The Katy Land Trust, Missouri State Parks, and The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region’s project Operation Wild Lands (OWLs).


First Time Ever: The Peers-to-Treloar PARTY

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time: Noon – 4:00 PM
Location: The Peers Store (16011 Concord Hill Rd. Marthasville, MO 63357)

  • Along the Katy Trail: 3.5 miles by bike, tram, road or foot from the Peers Store to the Treloar Elevator on the Katy Trail.
  • Special appearance by local artist Bryan Haynes at Peers.

Click the link to the event flyer below!
The Peers-to-Treloar PARTY

Sponsored by The Katy Land Trust

Honeysuckle Song

“Diggin’ Up That Honeysuckle” by Gloria Attoun

Our friend and local artist Gloria Attoun has performed at the Peers Store, with her next performance coming up in September. Be sure to catch her live on the porch at the Peers Store!

This song was inspired by the abundance of honeysuckle that has grown on Gloria Attoun’s own property. Bush honeysuckle is invasive and destructive, posing a serious threat to our Missouri countryside and local landowners like Gloria.

Peers Store video: Live Music and Local Art Every Weekend

Join in the festivities at the Peers Store this weekend – live music and local art on display every weekend in until the end of October!

Check out the video below! This is the perfect example of what happens at Peer Store Days – local artist Billyo O’Donnell took this video of himself painting the live music scene over the weekend. Enjoy!

Click this link to see the video: Peers Store Missouri

Peers Store is celebrating the Katy Trail’s 25th Birthday

From June to November, the newly-renovated Peers Store will be open to celebrate the 25th Birthday of the Katy Trail and to display the artwork and photography that the Missouri River Valley inspires.

Learn about the history of Peers, Missouri, and the historic Peers Store in the Peers Store Brochure.

You can also learn about the Peers Store Open House and other updates at the Missouri Humanities Council website.