Red House's May schedule

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Red House Interpretive Center's new hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. May is African American Month at the Red House. Special group tours may be arranged by calling the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 335-1631. Special events are:

* From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the Sons of the American Revolution will be in living history costumes. Museum will be open until 4 p.m.

* At 2 p.m. May 17, Shere Khan, a 50 member percussion ensemble from Central Middle School will perform a repertoire of traditional West African and Afro-Cuban style pieces.

* From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 24, historical re-enactor Lucas Beine, will show visitors what it as like as a fur trader and trapper in the 1700s to 1800s; at 1 p.m. African American storytelling with Cape Girardeau resident Louise Duncan.

-- From staff reports

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