Archive for the ‘Hostelling International - Gateway Council’ Category

Monday, December 21, 2009

Trivia Night Benefit for Mullanphy Hostel Plans - Jan. 15

This past year has been incredibly busy on many fronts, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about the preservation of the Mullanphy Emigrant Home - or plans for its eventual full development.  Moving beyond that initial stabilization and buttoning up stage takes a bit of planning and feasibility assessments - and all of that costs money too.  So, to help us with that next step, you can support this great cause and the plan to establish and develop a world-class hostel at the Mullanphy Emigrant Home by coming out to the “sort of annual” Friends of Hostelling trivia night on Friday, January 15, 2010.

To register in advance, follow the instructions at  Feel free to print and distribute the following flyer for the event to all of your trivia-minded friends and/or everyone you know who cares about preserving our irreplaceable historic, cultural, and architectural landmarks.

a table of Mullanphy supporters at last year's trivia night.

a table of Mullanphy supporters at last year's trivia night

With just a few days left in 2009, you can still make a tax-deductible contribution to Old North St. Louis Restoration Group to support the preservation of Mullanphy or any of our other work to revitalize the physical and social dimensions of Old North St. Louis in a manner that respects the community’s historic, cultural and urban character.  To make an online donation, just CLICK HERE

Friday, August 28, 2009

Moonlight Ramble Shines Spotlight on Mullanphy Emigrant Home

The Mullanphy Emigrant Home building in Old North St. Louis got some good air time this morning on KSDK.

The Mullanphy Emigrant Home building in Old North St. Louis got some good air time this morning on KSDK.

NewsChannel 5’s “Today in St. Louis” aired a story this morning on Hostelling International’s annual Moonlight Ramble bike ride (scheduled for tomorrow night), and used the occasion to put in a few plugs for the Mullanphy Emigrant Home.   You can view the whole story online, by clicking on this link.  Mark Cockson, executive director of Hostelling International-Gateway Council, told reporter Heidi Glaus that proceeds from this year’s Moonlight Ramble would help pay for a feasibility study on the development of world class hostel at the Mullanphy building.  To register online or to find out more about the ride, which typically draws more than 10,000 riders for the middle of the night event, visit the Moonlight Ramble website.

Channel 5 reporter Heid Glaus interviewing Mark Cockson inside the Mullanphy building.

Channel 5 reporter Heid Glaus interviewing Mark Cockson inside the Mullanphy building.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Scenes from Trivia Night

Last Friday’s trivia night fundraiser to support the preservation of the Mullanphy Emigrant Home and eventual development of a world-class hostel at Mullanphy was a great success with 34 tables participating.   The following are just a few shots from the crowd of supporters, including many Old North residents and friends of Mullanphy, who came out to enjoy an evening of fun in support of a worthy cause.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Reminder: Trivia Night This Friday

As noted on this blog way back on December 9, ONSLRG is co-hosting a trivia night this coming Friday (Jan. 16) with Hostelling International-Gateway Council. The event will raise funds for both organizations’ efforts to preserve the Mullanphy Emigrant Home and develop the historic building into a world class hostel. Tickets still can be purchased online at or by phone at 314-644-4660.

Trivia Night Details:

Where: Maryland Heights Community Center, 2344 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Click here for a Google map of the location: Maryland Heights Community Center

When: Friday, January 16th

Doors open at 6:30, questions start at 7:00

Cost: $120 for a table of 8, or $15 per person.

Cost includes complimentary beer (Fat Tire), soda, and snacks, but you are welcome to bring your own food and beverages.

Cash prizes for the top three teams, as well as door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Jan. 16 Trivia Night to Benefit New World-Class Hostel in ONSL

It seems like 2009 is a long way away, but January is right around the corner! Mark your calendars now for a great night of good fun in support of a worthy cause. On Friday, January 16, Hostelling International-Gateway Council and Old North St. Louis Restoration Group will be co-sponsoring a trivia night to benefit the development of a world-class hostel in Old North St. Louis. For more information and to purchase tickets online, click on over to the Hostelling International – Gateway Council’s website.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Moonlight Ramble this Saturday to benefit the development of a world-class hostel in ONSL

As you may have heard, the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group has been in discussion with Hostelling International – Gateway Council (HI-GC) about possible plans to redevelop the Mullanphy Emigrant Home into a world-class hostel.

We feel this is a perfect re-purposing of the building - from a welcome center to immigrants of all nationalities and creeds in the 1860s & 1870s to a home-away-from-home to international travelers visiting St. Louis.

Plans are in the very tender beginning stages, but HI-GC has already scheduled their first fund-raising effort which happens this Saturday, August 16th at midnight. The Moonlight Ramble, an annual bike ride through the streets of St. Louis, attracts around 10,000 riders and will take riders through the historic neighborhoods of the city.

To help HI-GC with their fund-raising, the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group has committed to rounding up Route Marshalls to help with the Moonlight Ramble.

Route Marshalls are responsible for traffic control at intersections (like crossing guards), making sure riders turn at the right places along the route, and helping riders who need assistance. The shift time is from 10pm Saturday until 2am Sunday, and Route Marshalls can ride once their intersection has been given the all-clear. Route Marshalls also receive a free t-shirt!

If you are interested in helping out, please sign up at and under the question “Are you a member of a group of volunteers who wish to work together at the Moonlight Ramble®? If yes, please describe:” please write “ONSLRG”. Once registered as a volunteer, you will receive the Volunteer Handbook and instructions for check-in.

All proceeds from the Moonlight Ramble go towards the development of a world-class hostel in Old North St. Louis.

Thank you!


Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.


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