Celebrate New Year’s Eve With A French Flair!

Looking for a unique way to ring in the New Year? We know of the perfect one! Usher in 2024 with an ancient French tradition that dates back to Europe’s Middle Ages. It’s a chance to join jovial and joyous revelers ambling about a historic town.

Costume party being hosted in Historical Missouri Building

Discover La Guignolée, a New Year’s Eve tradition

Explore this unique New Year’s Eve tradition, probably the oldest continual tradition of European origin in Missouri. Called La Guignolée and pronounced gee-oh-nee, it’s a begging quest for small favors on New Year’s Eve.

Memoir-in-Progress: The fish fry

The story about a New Year’s Eve spur-of-the-moment fish fry with fifty or more people showing up at our house is one of those “I remember when” trips down memory lane that might have faded road signs, considering the trip goes back an eon or two to December 31, 1974.

I remember when …