april, 2022

This is a repeating event

22apr(apr 22)9:00 am24(apr 24)5:00 pmEcole du Soldat (School of the Soldier) in Ste. Genevieve


Event Details

Curious about how people in the past lived in
this area? Ecole du Soldat features artisans and craftspeople of the colonial
era demonstrating their crafts. Re-enactors will be present in the yard of the
Felix Valle State Historic Site to demonstrate and talk about French Colonial
and militia life.  Frog talks on the history and life activities of the
French Colonial period in the Mississippi Valley and Illinois country will be
presented on Saturday morning at the Orris across the street. Topics to be
discussed include
Portrayals of the Early French
Inhabitants of the Illinois Country
and Citizen
Soldiers and the Military of Ste. Genevieve.
Also, on Saturday visitors may attend a
public heritage auction at 2:00 of discovered ‘desirables’ – memorabilia,
collectibles, ‘accoutrements’, utensils, and ‘watch’a-ma-call-its’. Also, Deb
Cambron will demonstrate the use of indigo to dye fabric.  This will be a fully packed weekend of
lectures, children’s activities, and camaraderie with plenty of things to do
and things to see. This event is sponsored by
Milice de Ste Famille.  9am – 5pm Friday and Saturday, 9am – 12pm, Sunday



22 (Friday) 9:00 am - 24 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


Felix Valle State Historic Site573-883-7102 198 Merchant Street

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