Dr. Benjamin Shaw House Gift Shop

Dr. Benjamin Shaw House Gift Shop


Merchant and Second Streets
Ste. Geneviève, MO 63670

Call us at 573-883-7102

Open Daily

Just across the street from the Felix Valle House is the Dr. Shaw House. Today it houses a gift shop featuring books concerning French Colonial history and children’s books in French, colonial period items, and soaps.

Behind the Shaw House, is a stone building that houses works from the Ste. Geneviève Art Colony. For several summers in the 1930s, an Art Colony located in Ste. Geneviève conducted a Summer School of Art. Instead of painting rolling hills or flowers, the artists portrayed the human condition and Depression-era events. Information about the school and some of its creations are on display at the Ste. Geneviève Welcome Center.

The Summer School instructors included: Thomas Hart Benton, Fred E. Conway, Joseph James Jones, Miriam McKinnie, Joseph John Paul Meert, Jesse Beard Rickly, Aimee Goldstone Schweig, Martyl Schweig, E. Oscar Thalinger, Joseph Paul Vorst, and Matthew E. Ziegler.