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RED HOUSE HOSTS BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR CAPE GIRARDEAU!

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Monday, June 30, 2008

The Red House is now open Tuesday -- Sunday! Hours: Tuesday -- Saturday 10am-4pm AND Sunday 1-4pm

Come to downtown Cape Girardeau and visit the Red House, the Glenn House, the Cape River Heritage Museum, and Old St. Vincent's Church! All four locations are now open Tuesday -- Sunday. For more information or to arrange a special tour contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 573-335-1631.

From the Red House Interpretive Center

128 Aquamsi Street Cape Girardeau, Missouri

For more information e-mail Margaret Dement mrdement@bigrivertel.net

ON JULY 23 AT 10AM RED HOUSE HOSTS "BIRTHDAY"PARTY FOR THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INCORPORATION OF THE CITY OF CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI!

The public is cordially invited to attend a birthday party for the city of Cape Girardeau! On Wednesday July 23 at 10a.m. the Red House will host a celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The Town Crier will announce the festivities, Kent Bratton will speak about the incorporation and platting of the city, and birthday cake will be served to visitors from 10a.m.-4p.m.

JULY RED HOUSE SCHEDULE:CELEBRATE AMERICA AND CAPE GIRARDEAUÂ…WHERE THE RIVER TURNS A THOUSAND TALES!
Tuesday-Saturday July 1-510a.m.-4p.m.The Red House will be open: tours, gift shop, garden, 250' mural
Wednesday July 210a.m.-4p.m.

Historical encampment presented by Lucas Beine - see his tent, and demonstrations

Friday July 4TH10a.m.-4p.m.
Sons of the American Revolution and their historical flag collection

The Sons of the American Revolution will be at the Red House on the 4th of July and will display their historical collection of flags. This very special collection of 27 American flags, dating from June 14, 1777 thru 2008, was purchased for the Sons of the American Revolution Allen Laws Oliver Chapter in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, from Herb Nance. Money for this purchase was donated by Painter's Union 1292 in 2004.

4p.m.-11p.m.

CELEBRATE THE CAPE GIRARDEAU LIBERTY FEST WITH MUSIC AND FIREWORKS ON THE EVENING OF THE FOURTH!

Saturday July 5 1-3p.m.
Music at the Red House by Dan Wiethop

Dan Wiethop, former Autoharp guitar national champion, is a local singer and storyteller who performs on Autoharp guitar, harmonica, and old time banjo.

Sunday July 61-4 p.m.The Red House will be open: tours, gift shop, garden, 250' mural
Monday July 7Red House closed on Mondays
Tuesday -- Saturday July 8-1210a.m.-4p.m.The Red House will be open: tours, gift shop, garden, 250' mural
Sunday July 131-4p.m.The Red House will be open: tours, gift shop, garden, 250' mural
Monday July 14Red House closed on Mondays
Tuesday-Saturday July 15-1910a.m.-4p.m.The Red House will be open: tours, gift shop, garden, 250' mural
Sunday July 201-4p.m.The Red House will be open: tours, gift shop, garden, 250' mural
Monday July 21Red House closed on Mondays
Tuesday-Saturday July 22-2610a.m.-4p.m.The Red House will be open: tours, gift shop, garden, 250' mural
Wednesday July 23 10-4p.m.
The public is invited -- Cake served all day!

RED HOUSE HOSTS "BIRTHDAY" PARTY CELEBRATING THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INCORPORATION OF THE CITY OF CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI!

At 10a.m.

Town Crier will announce the festivities!

Kent Bratton will speak about the History of the Platting and Incorporation of the City of Cape Girardeau!

Cake will be served all day to visitors and trivia sheets will be given out to each attendee with information not always known about Cape Girardeau!

Saturday July 26 10:30amStorytelling with Dean Allison
Sunday July 271-4pmThe Red House will be open: tours, gift shop, garden, 250' mural
Monday July 28Red House closed on Mondays
Tuesday-Thursday July 29-3110am-4pmThe Red House will be open: tours, gift shop, garden, 250' mural

The nationally recognized Red House Interpretive Center of Cape Girardeau is now open to receive visitors from Tuesday through Sunday! Red House hours include: Tuesday -- Saturday from 10am -- 4pm and on Sunday 1- 4pm. The Red House also offers special group tours by contacting the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau -- call (573) 335-1631. Visitors will be greeted by historically dressed docents who will tell the Red House Story. Cost of admission is $3 per adult and $1 per student.

Lewis and Clark visited Cape Girardeau in November of 1803 and Meriwether Lewis visited Cape Girardeau's founder, Louis Lorimier, at his home "The Red House." The nationally recognized Red House Interpretive Center commemorates this visit and also houses an early 1800's exhibit which reflects the lives of the early settlers of the "Old Cape Girardeau District. The Center also features a representation of the Louis Lorimier Trading Post and displays authentic items which would have been sold during the early 1800's. Visitors will see the river as it may have looked in 1803 thru the eyes of an artist -- a 250' river mural is the backdrop for the Center. They will also enjoy the gardens surrounding the Red House which feature herbs and flowers which may have been grown in 1803.

A gift shop is also available with items such as copies of the Lewis and Clark journal written for November 23, 1803, books about the expedition, the Stephen Ambrose book, Undaunted Courage, Red House Postcards, and Red House note cards, handmade historical items, and historically related toys, tools, and other items.

The public is invited to spend the day in downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where they will be able to see the Red House Interpretive Center, the Glenn House, the Cape River Heritage Museum and the Old St. Vincent's Church! Special group tours are available by contacting the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau 573- 3351631.


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As Jimi Hendrix once said "There is a Red House over yonder, that's were my Baby Stays!"

-- Posted by Everyday Joe on Wed, Jul 2, 2008, at 3:40 PM


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