Mark your calendars!  Holmes in the Heartland weekend will be July 24-26, 2020!  

Holmes in the Heartland highlights some of the brightest names in Sherlockiana and shows off what St. Louis has to offer in a weekend full of  Midwestern hospitality!

Friday, July 24

Take a guided tour of the historic central branch of the St. Louis Public Library ending with a private viewing of the St. Louis Sherlock Holmes Research Collection in the Rare Books and Manuscript Room.  Then join us for a laid back dinner just down the street.

Saturday, July 25

Spend the morning visiting the vendors' tables before settling in for a day full of top-notch Sherlockian speakers on this year's topic, "Arch Enemies."

Keynote speaker

Curtis Armstrong, BSI

Featured Speakers

Ray Betzner, BSI

Beth Gallego

Elinor Gray

Dr. Minsoo Kang

Kristen Mertz

Monica Schmidt, ASH, BSI

The St. Louis Costumers Guild

After the day's program, enjoy a buffet dinner at the Sheraton Westport followed by The Alpha Inn Goose Club Trivia Night hosted by Brad Keefauver!

Sunday, July 26

Explore St. Louis's most famous landmark, The Gateway Arch with a trip to the top, movie on its history, and tour of the interactive history museum.  Wrap up the weekend with a casual lunch on historic Laclede's Landing.



Two Day Registration

for Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25 - $150 

Online registration

Two Day Registration covers Friday’s architectural tour of the St. Louis Public Library and dinner, as well as Saturday’s program, vendor tables, dinner buffet, &game night.  Please note: Lunch on Saturday is not included.  Registrants will have time on their own to visit local dining options.  You can view a list of restaurants in the Westport area here.

Three Day Registration

for Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 24-26 - $195 

Three Day Registration includes everything from the Two Day Registration PLUS Sunday's trip to the top of the Arch, movie, museum tour, and lunch on Laclede’s Landing.  Trips to the top of the Arch will begin in the morning before lunch.

Mail registration
Mail a check made payable to “The Parallel Case of St. Louis” along with your name and email address to:

Holmes in the Heartland
Attn: Rob Nunn
13 West Pickett’s Crossing
Edwardsville, IL 62025


Hotel Information
Room reservations are separate from Holmes in the Heartland registration.  You can reserve a room at the Sheraton Westport by clicking this link and enter your date of arrival and departure and secure with their credit card.  


Holmes in the Heartland has a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $115 per night through this link.

If you would prefer to reserve a room by phone, you can reach the Sheraton Westport at 888-627-7064.  Let the agent know you are with the Parallel Case of St. Louis and would like to make a reservation for Holmes in the Heartland to receive the discounted rate.

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