Annual Meeting

2016 Joint Conference 

Center for French Colonial Studies and the
Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve

September 29 – October 2, 2016

Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Dubourg Centre on the square

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Program and Itinerary

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NOTE: Registration fees are based on conference costs and donations. CFCS tries very hard to keep costs as low as possible. Therefore, CFCS cannot give refunds on cancellations. 

Thursday, September 29

  • Optional lunch, wine tastings, and wagon tours at Chaumette Vineyards and Winery (from 1-­‐4 pm). Hosted by CFCS member Hank Johnson. Allow 45 minutes to drive to Ste. Genevieve.
  • Spirit Reunion will convene at Memorial Cemetery at 5 pm. Cemetery residents will speak about their lives in Ste. Genevieve during colonial days. Cemetery maintained by Foundation for Restoration.
    Cost $5. Must pre-­‐register.
  • Dinner is on one’s own.

Friday, September 30

  • Gather at Welcome Center for morning tours of Bauvais-­‐Amoreux House and Felix Valle House, both properties of Department of Natural Resources, State of Missouri. Passport tickets for historic homes will be distributed.
    Cost $17. Must pre-­register.
  • Afternoon tours of Guibourd-­‐Valle House
  • Evening reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres at Bequette-­‐Ribault House. Tour home and grounds.
    Cost $10. Must pre-­register. Wine donated by Hank Johnson.

Lunch and dinner are on one’s own.

Saturday, October 1

Conference Presentations will be held in the new DuBourg Centre on the square. Adjacent parking will be available. Catered lunch (included in registration) and dinner ($21 and must pre-­‐register) in the DuBourg Centre. Donuts and coffee (included in registration) will be served from 8:30-­‐8:55. Meeting begins at 9:00 sharp.

– Tim Good
National Park Service: “Update on Ste. Genevieve and the NPS”

– Robert F. Mazrim
Illinois State Archaeological Survey, and Margaret K. Brown, Retired Illinois historian and archaeologist: “Recent Archaeology at the Bolduc House”

– Sharon K. Person
St. Louis Community College: “Illegitimate Children in the Illinois Country”

– William Thompson
University of Memphis: “Outsider Portrayals of the Old Mines French Creole Community”

– Carl J. Ekberg
Professor Emeritus, Illinois State University: “Belle Famille and the ‘Founding’ of St. Louis”

– Morris S. Arnold
Judge on the United States Court of appeals for the Eighth Circuit: “Colonial Arkansas Dames”

– Hank Johnson
Chaumette Vineyards and Winery: “The Bequette-­‐Ribault House”

The annual meeting for Center for French Colonial Studies follows immediately. CFCS members are expected to remain and take part in the election of directors of the board. This meeting is usually brief.

Social hour begins at 6:00 on the main level of the DuBourg Centre. Cash bar. Dinner begins at 7:00 on the main level of the DuBourg Centre. Les Petites Chanteurs will entertain us with French songs. Remember, one must pre-­‐register for this event!

Sunday, October 2

Exploration on one’s own of the many historical points of interest found in and around Ste. Genevieve. Suggestions are:

Historical homes not seen on Friday (Welcome Center passport good for admission.)

Wine Country Driving Tour, which might include the Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary

Fort de Chartres (accessible by Ste. Genevieve ferry or the Chester bridge)

Mass at Church of Ste. Genevieve (6 am, 8:30 am and 10:30 am)

Browse the shops of Ste. Genevieve

Ste. Genevieve Museum

Conference Hotel

Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham
21958 Highway 32, Ste. Genevieve. Identify yourself as attending the conference, as 25 rooms are being held. These will go quickly. Room Rates: $71.10 + tax on Thursday; $80.10 + tax Friday and Saturday. 573-­‐883-­‐8884

Other hotels: Check out for other local accommodations; lodging also available in Perryville, MO and Farmington, MO.

Donations Our sincere gratitude goes to the following conference donors:

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CFCS welcomes tax-­‐deductible donations to help defray the cost of the 2016 Conference. Donors will be recognized at the conference unless one prefers to remain anonymous. Mail donations to: Center for French Colonial Studies 3308 Preston Road Suite 350, #348 Plano, Texas 75093-­‐7471

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The Annual Meeting for 2017 will be held in Mobile, Alabama.

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