Would you like to hear the story of a US Senator who has been buried three different times? How John James Audubon, the famous ornithologist once came to own a store in Ste. Genevieve, or how another US Senator once went to a school here called The Asylum?
Visitors will hear these stories and more as the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve hosts its annual Déjà vu Spirit Reunion on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 from 5 until 8 p.m. in Ste. Genevieve's historic Memorial Cemetery.
The cemetery, established in 1787, includes the tombs and grave markers of the area’s earliest French pioneers, other European emigrants, African American slaves and freemen, Native Americans and a mass grave for victims of a steamboat explosion. This family friendly living history program provides visitors with an intimate look into the lifestyles and happenings in Missouri’s oldest town during the late 18th and 19th centuries. Tour the cemetery via lantern light and chat “face-to-face" with spirits clad in traditional dress and enjoy a hauntingly good time.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Foundation for the Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, Inc.'s Memorial Cemetery restoration efforts.