Planning for Missouri’s bicentennial celebration in 2021 took up a good portion of the January 29 Tourism Advisory Council meeting.
City of Ste. Genevieve tourism director Sandra Cabot distributed a list of possible local activities for the bicentennial.
It included projects such as adding bicentennial benches; burying a time capsule; planting bicentennial trees; having a traveling cast of 1810s characters at Jour de Fete and other special events; having a “Bicentennial Birthday Party” on August 10; hosting concerts; putting up window displays; conducting a historic fashion show; hosting a walk, run or a bike ride; putting on a bicentennial art contest for children; and having a bicentennial parade or a bicentennial art walk.
“What we’d really like is a series of things that will draw people to town,” local historian Bob Mueller said. “Some of these things we can do very easily … but we need to think about how do we get people to come in here.”
He suggested that “bicentennial house tours” for homes not normally open to the public might be a draw.
See complete story in the February 6 edition of the Herald.