- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- Cape Chinese restaurant purchases old Ponderosa property in Perryville (10/10/17)
- One of Cape's oldest mom-and-pop restaurants opens in new location (10/10/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Ships to stay docked in Cape a week longer (10/10/17)
- Janet Koenig creates painted quilts to add flair to local barns (10/13/17)
River Heritage Day
Cape Girardeau is rich with history, and thanks to several local groups and individuals, there are many opportunities to learn more about earlier times and visit historic attractions in Cape Girardeau.
One of these opportunities is taking place this weekend with the Cape Girardeau River Heritage Day. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, those interested can tour the Glenn House, Old St. Vincent's Church, Red House Interpretive Center and Cape River Heritage Museum at no charge.
The Glenn House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1883. Electricity and plumbing was installed in the 1890s, and in 1900 the house was renovated and converted from a vernacular farmhouse to a Queen Anne-style home.
Old St. Vincent's Church, also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1851 after the original church was destroyed by a tornado the previous year. The current building's foundation, however, was built with the stone from the original church, and the facility's style is of Renaissance architecture.
The Red House Interpretative Center, a replica of Louis Lorimier's home, opened Nov. 23, 2003 -- exactly 200 years after Lewis and Clark arrived in Cape Girardeau. The center is home to an early-1800s exhibit that reflects the lives of Cape Girardeau's early settlers.
The Cape River Heritage Museum is always a great source to learn more about Cape Girardeau's history. As part of Saturday's festivities, the museum will be hosting old time games as well as crafts, and Chief Paul White Eagle will be speaking at 11 a.m.
Consider attending what looks to be a fun-filled River Heritage Day on Saturday.