Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Holmes in the Heartland 2023

It's been too long, so it's time to bring Holmes in the Heartland back!

This July 28-30 you can join The Parallel Case of St. Louis at the second Holmes in the Heartland weekend in St. Louis, Missouri to celebrate this year's theme, Arch Enemies!

What will Holmes in the Heartland include this year?  Well I'm glad you asked!

Friday will start off with an architectural tour of the central branch of the St. Louis Public Library, home to the St. Louis Sherlock Holmes Research Collection.  After the tour, a viewing of the Research Collection will be held in the Rare Books and Manuscript Room along with some other items of interest from their collections. 

A common thought after Sherlockian gatherings is, "I wish I had more time to socialize with everyone."  Well that is what Friday night is all about!  Our home base for the weekend, The Sheraton Westport Plaza is surrounded by great restaurants and we have left the night open for you and your friends to get some food and spend some time together.  Return back to The Sheraton and spend the evening in the lounge with everyone for a night of laidback interactions.

Saturday will be a full day though, so rest up!

We have a great lineup of speakers on Saturday, expounding on the theme of Arch Enemies.  Ray Betzner, Cindy Brown, Steve Doyle, Beth Gallego, Mike McSwiggin, Kristen Mertz, Monica Schmidt, and The St. Louis Costumers' Guild will all be sure to delight with their presentations.  Enjoy the breaks between presentations to visit the vendors' tables and enjoy a box lunch at midday.

That night, we will host a banquet dinner with live entertainment straight from 1895!  Brad Keefauver and Steve Mason will host The Alpha Inn Goose Club Trivia Night that may see a carbuncle or two awarded to people in attendance.

And what would be an Arch Enemies weekend without the Arch itself?  Sunday includes a trip to the top of the St. Louis Arch in downtown St. Louis and lunch at a local restaurant.  

Two- and three-day registrations are available to accommodate everyone's travel needs.  Registration for the weekend and hotel rooms at a discounted rate can be found at 

We have been notified by the hotel that they expect to be full during the weekend of Holmes in the Heartland.  So if you are interested in joining us this summer, it is better to book sooner rather than later.  

Come at once if convenient!

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