With the university back in session and the dog days of summer (hopefully) gone, we're entering prime time for community and educational events. Here's a round-up of these upcoming events, including one tonight:
Lecture on the Shawnee Indians
Dr. Stephen Warren of Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., will discuss his book The Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795-1870. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University and the "Confluence and Crossroads Teaching American History Grant" of the Jackson (Mo.) Public School System. For more information, contact the Center for Regional History at (573) 651-2555.
River Walk and Tribal Honoring Breakfast
When Cape Girardeau was founded by Louis Lorimier, the Shawnee and Delaware Indians were a big part of the community. On Saturday (Sept. 18), the Red House Interpretive Center will recognize and honor guests from both tribes during a breakfast.
This event begins at 7:00 a.m. next to the Broadway floodgate with talks by Frank Nickell, Ph.D., on the floodwall murals and by Dr. Bill Eddleman, on the birds and wildlife of the Mississippi River. Then, the event moves south to the Red House where a breakfast will be served at 8:45 a.m. featuring guests from the Shawnee and Delaware tribes.
Tickets to the breakfast are $25 per person and may be purchased at the Old Town Cape office at 418 Broadway or by calling 334-8085.
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Open house at Missouri Mines State Historic Site
This Saturday, the museum at the old lead mine at Park Hills, now Missouri Mines State Historic Site, will be holding an open house with free admission.
Reenactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob at Fort Davidson
Every four years, the Battle of Pilot Knob is reenacted at Fort Davidson State Historic Site in the Arcadia Valley. The big event happens the weekend after next, September 25-26. If you miss this one, the next one won't be until 2014.
Here's the schedule of events (PDF). For details, visit this website, this other website, or browse the news release.