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New France - The OTHER Colonial America
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     Happening Here

  • 2013 Home School Activities

  • Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Join us to hear Yale history professor, Dr. Robert Harms, speak about "The Diligent" and the French slave trade at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center. The lecture is sponsored by Bolduc House Museum in collaboration with the Missouri Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The FREE lecture is in conjunction with the exhibit: This Community of Cultures - The African Experience in Colonial Ste. Genevieve.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2013 – Colonial History Day for Homeschooling Families

  • Saturday, August 24, 2013 – Vive La Musique Festival (in honor of Louis Bolduc Day)

  • Saturday, October 26, 2013 – Boo! Silliage, French Colonial Zombie and Werewolf Festival

  • Saturday, November 23, 2013 – Ste. Catherine’s Day Dance and Taffy Pull for singles

  • Monthly April through October (exact details to be announced) Du Vin et du Fromage (Evening Wine and cheese tastings)

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Come, Explore, Imagine and Discover …A different time and culture…a different Colonial American experience. Come explore French colonial history as it was in this Missouri's first town. Colonial Ste. Genevieve was a Community of Cultures - French, American Indian, and African - where life depended on the Mississippi River, where empires clashed and combined, where producers of grain, lead, salt, indigo, tobacco, and pork like our Louis Bolduc prospered under the colonial regimes of both France and Spain until 1803 when Louisiana was purchased for a mere $15,000,000 by the United States. Come, explore, imagine and discover New France: The Other Colonial America at the Bolduc House Museum.


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