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Featured Event
April 22 = Hermann Antique Show in Hermann, Missouri. Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Hermannhof Winery. Admission charged per adult and free for children 18 and under. For more Information please call 573-676-3014. Join the fun, as the tradition continues, at the annual Hermann Antique Show, an amazing gathering of antiques and antique dealers. The show continues to be the source for country antique enthusiasts who come together to mingle, browse, shop, and discover fascinating finds.  For more information visit www.HermannAntiqueShow.com or call 573-676-3014

Featured Shop
For Sale Fire Toys and Fire Museum in St. Louis area. Large collection, one of a kind antiques from 1800. Many rare Fire Fighting items and memorabilia. Over 3,000 items. 30 large display cases, etc. Good investment and money maker. For more information call 314-920-9210
The Asheford Program is an internationally recognized, professional-level "Profit & Pleasure" Course on the study of antiques, collectibles and appraising. Click here for more information.






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Civil War Living History

     The 150th Civil War Sesquicentennial will be commemorated on the weekend of May 3-5 in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. This living history event began in 2009 and includes Union, Confederate, Sutler and a reenactment.

     On May 4 &5, general public is welcome with camps opening at 9 am both days with 8 am church service for reenactors on Sunday. All encampment activities are located in the Moses Austin Park (look for signs). Artillery, Cavalry, and Infantry demonstrations and drills will conducted both Saturday & Sunday. Civil War musical band and Ladies Fashion Show are scheduled for Saturday in the park. Saturday afternoon there will be a reenactment of Federal troops taking possession of Merchant Bank funds at the original downtown site 3 blocks from the encampments. This reenactment will be conducted by local Enlisted Missouri Militia( Ste. Genevieve), Turner Union Brigade (St. Louis),9th Missouri Confederate Infantry, and small artillery detachment (Cape Girardeau).

     On August 14, 1861, Major John McDonald and the 8th Missouri Infantry (250 men) with one cannon, arrived by riverboat from Cape Girardeau, MO to Sainte Genevieve on the Mississippi River (a heavy troop & supply route). Ordered by Major General John C. Fremont, these Federal troops took ‘possession’ of all funds ($58,313.30) from Merchant Bank. This was based upon fear of Confederates led by General Jeff Thompson and his raiders being active in the Southeast Missouri stealing bank funds for financial support of the Confederacy.

     The Civil War Living History Encampment & Reenactment is organized and hosted by the Lt. Col. J. Felix St. James Camp #326 – Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Co. F, 78th E.M.M –Sons of Veterans Reserve of Ste. Genevieve, MO. The St. James camp was named after Lt. Col. St. James GAR Post formed in this small town after the war. Lt. Col St. James died on April 6, 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh leading his men of the 13th Missouri Infantry. Colonel St. James is buried close to his parents in the Memorial Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve, MO.

     For more information please contact Gary at email: somewhere1@sbcglobal.net – or Paul at email: dogface2145@yahoo.com.


All encampment activities are located in the Moses Austin Park (look for signs).


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