Downtown Tours Offered Again

By Editor | June 9, 2020

Missouri State Parks, French Colonial America, the Foundation for Restoration and the National Park Service are coordinating outdoor tours on the weekends as restrictions related to the coronavirus have been eased. The Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center reported more than 80 visitors on Saturday. (Herald staff photo)

French Colonial America Announces Schedule With June 4 Reopening

By Editor | June 2, 2020

French Colonial America will be reopening on Thursday, June 4. The campus, which includes the Louis Bolduc House and the Centre for French Colonial Life, will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday, but noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. It will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Guided tours of the…

Art Guild Postpones Museum Opening Events To Weekend Of July 17

By Editor | May 19, 2020

Scheduling art exhibits in a time of pandemic remains a big challenge. That hasn’t stopped the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild from making plans for its long-awaited grand opening for the museum and arts center on the Courthouse Square. The guild is looking at options to be able to host its opening event on the weekend…

Memorial Day Ceremonies Among Events Canceled By Coronavirus Pandemic

By Editor | May 19, 2020

While Ste. Genevieve County and the state of Missouri ease toward a reopening of the economy and activities, the threat of a coronavirus spread still means large gatherings are being canceled or postponed. The Ste. Genevieve VFW Post 2210 announced last week that its annual Memorial Day ceremonies will not be taking place this year…

Outdoor Tours Planned In June With Four Entities Participating

By Editor | May 13, 2020

Outdoor tours of historic attractions in Ste. Genevieve’s downtown are expected to resume in June, as representatives of four entities and the city of Ste. Genevieve met last week to coordinate plans. The city announced the plan on social media as well, noting that tour groups would be limited to 10 people at a time.…

Start Of Local Summer Music Programs Delayed By Coronavirus

By Editor | May 5, 2020

The Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Music Festival is adjusting its schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The opening concert was planned for Friday, June 5, at the Orris Theatre with Chattahoochie, a tribute to country musician Alan Jackson by Tim Campbell. That show has been postponed until Friday, August 14. The show scheduled…

Other Events Announce Changes: Cycling Event, Project Pioneer Postponed Until 2021

By Editor | April 28, 2020

Missouri Life magazine publisher Greg Wood said last week that the Bicycle Across Missouri event, which was scheduled to end this year in Ste. Genevieve, has been postponed until 2021. The dates next year are June 13 to June 18, with the event again concluding in Ste. Genevieve. The event had been scheduled to start…

Annual French Heritage Festival Canceled For This June

By Editor | April 28, 2020

COVID-19 has caused another cancellation for an annual event in Ste. Genevieve in 2020. The 23rd annual French Heritage Festival, scheduled for June 13, has been canceled. Headlining musician Dennis Stroughmatt, who has appeared annually at the event in recent years, posted on Facebook on Saturday that the event had been canceled. The decision, though,…

Two Annual Spring Events Canceled Due To Coronavirus

By Editor | April 2, 2020

The sign at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center reflected the cancellations of two annual events: L’Ecole du Soldat (School for Soldiers, French colonial encampment), which was scheduled for April 25 and April 26; and the Ste. Genevieve Garden Walk and Plant Sale, which was scheduled for May 16 and May 17 and is presented by…

Art Guild’s Museum And Art Center Grand Reopening Slated For Spring

By Editor | March 19, 2020