Do you want to know what it was like to live in Missouri during the eighteenth century?
Thanks to seven year old Henry Brackenridge you can. He was sent to Ste. Genevieve
in 1793 by his father in Philadelphia to learn French. He stayed for three years
and returned when he was a grown-up. Then he wrote several books with detailed information
about his time in Ste. Genevieve—playing with clay marbles, learning to shoot arrows
with Shawnee Indian boys, learning to dance the minuet at children’s balls after
mass, and being really really sick. We’ll show you what his experience would have
been like using his own words.
Find the footprints made by Zuts, our virtual mascot!
He is a grey squirrel descended from ‘Tit Monsieur, the secret pet of Agatha Bolduc
who learned to read and write and started a journal of his observations of the humans
in the Bolduc House.
Every artifact marked with one of Zuts’ footprints can be touched.
Zuts' Photo Album
Follow Zuts' blog
Zuts is on FB!
Join Zuts' Birthday Club
Join Zuts’ Birthday Club if you are between 1 and 12 years old.
- Our literate squirrel will send you a birthday card
- get free admission and
a birthday sticker when you come to the Museum during your birthday week.
your birthday party here, too!!
Homeschoolers learn how to repair the bousilliage
on the 18th century vertical log Bolduc House
Visitors learn how draft horses helped open Missouri to colonial settlers.
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