This weekend event features artisans and craftspeople of the era as well as lectures on the history and life activities of the French Colonial period in the Mississippi Valley and Illinois country. Re-enactors will be present to demonstrate and talk about French Colonial and militia life. On the last weekend in April, residents and visitors alike will have the change to attend a public heritage auction of discovered ‘desirables’ – memorabilia, collectibles, ‘accoutrements’, utensils, and ‘watch’a-may-call-its’. This will be a fully packed weekend of lectures, children’s activities, and camaraderie with plenty of places to stay and things to see.
Ecole du Soldat is held annually the 4th weekend in April.
A boat ramp to the beautiful Missouri River with a peaceful view of the river.
Explore the Trail of Tears State Park to delve into a somber chapter in American history. Here, nine Cherokee Indian groups crossed the harsh winter Mississippi River in 1838-1839 during their forced relocation to Oklahoma.…
The path taken by Chief John Ross on his way to Cairo. (https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=161480)
Here, nine Cherokee Indian groups braved harsh winter conditions while crossing the Mississippi River in 1838-1839, marking a sorrowful chapter in American history. The park also has: shaded picnic sites, hiking and horse trails, opportunities to fish…