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During Unofficial Meeting, Tourism Advisory Council Discusses NPS, Museum

With only four members present, the Ste. Genevieve Tourism Advisory Council lacked a quorum to conduct official business when it met on January 21.

Six members were absent, and both Mayor Paul Hassler and city administrator Martin Toma were unable to attend. Since the city currently has no tourism director to give a report, the group merely discussed a few key items for about 15 minutes.


Council chair Sara Menard told the group that she had the opportunity to meet Chris Collins, incoming superintendent of the Sainte Genevieve National Historical Park.

“I think he is absolutely delightful,” Menard said. “He is unassuming and approachable. He certainly seems to be an expert on French Colonial culture who is interested Ste. Genevieve and, I think, ready to go to work and work hard. I think it’s all good news on that front.” …

Menard, who is also on the board for the Ste. Genevieve Museum Learning Center, announced that the museum, located in the old Koetting building on Market Street, is nearly ready to open.

“We are making great progress,” she said, adding that an announcement will be made about the museum’s opening date during the first week in February.

See complete story in the January 29 edition of the Herald.

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