- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Politics to profits: Brothers launch new investing concept on Wall Street (10/19/17)1
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- Food Giant in Chaffee is robbed (10/17/17)
- Owner of dinosaur relics demands new board of directors, business plan at Bollinger County Museum (10/17/17)
- Cape's casino flourishing as it celebrates fifth year (10/22/17)3
Nina, Pinta headline heritage weekend
Downtown Cape Girardeau will try its best this weekend to turn back the clock.
Plenty of activities have been planned to remember and celebrate history.
The most visible among them will be tours of the replica ships, the Pinta and Nina. The ships, patterned after the original ships led by Christopher Columbus, will be docked today and will give access for tours at Riverfront Park through Oct. 8. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students.
The second annual Heritage Day will be celebrating area history on Saturday. Historic sites include the Glenn House, Old St. Vincent's Seminary, Fort D Historic Site, Red House, the River Heritage Museum and the Crisp Museum. More than 200 volunteers are involved in the effort to make history come alive at these places. The fun starts at 9.
In addition to these historic opportunities, the Missouri Department of Conservation will hold its annual Day on the River with all sorts of outdoor demonstrations and activities, including boat rides. That event typically draws more than 3,000 people. And on Sunday, the Downtown Merchants Group will hold its biannual Tailgate Flea Market, where 155 vendors will be on hand.
It's a good weekend to be downtown. We hope you take the time to visit and explore.