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L’Ecole du Soldat

April 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

12 Artisans, Craftspeople Re-enact the Colonial Era

A family-friendly and free event featuring Colonial living history come to life! Explore the traditions of the “School of the Soldier.” This is a fully packed weekend of lectures and camaraderie with plenty of events to see.

On Saturday, attend a public heritage auction of discovered “desirables” – memorabilia, collectibles, “accouterments,” utensils, and “watcha-may-call-its.” In addition, Ste. Geneviève has the greatest concentration of original French colonial buildings in North America. Plus it is the only surviving French colonial village in the United States.

9:00 a.m. – Morris S. Arnold talks about The Women of Arkansas Post at the Center for French Colonial Life.

10:30 a.m. – Hairan Zuchelli discusses Parallels of 18th Century Fashion.

Noon – Suzanne Corbett on The Batterie de Cuisine from Firepit to Stove.

2:30 p.m. – Public Heritage Auction – Jour de Fete site.

6:00 p.m. – Pot Luck Dinner at the Jour de Fete site.

At Ecole du Soldat we have activities, clothing, and demonstrate living skills of that early era.

Contact:    Mary Rill or Ray Naughton
Phone: 618-616-6621
Email:  [email protected]


April 15, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT




Moses Austin Park
198 S. Main St.
Ste Genevieve, MO 63670 United States
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