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Every Tuesday at 6:42 a.m. and 8:42 a.m., Brenda Newbern provides a rundown of some of the events happening in the Cape Girardeau Area. Brenda is the Executive Director of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau.To find out about more events happening in the area, check out visitcape.com/events.Local support for this program comes from Bobby & Elizabeth Gray of Gray & Co - Concierge Real Estate Team.

All About Cape: African American History Driving Tour

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We are kicking off African American History Month, and Cape is a trove of historical sites to check out.  Ivers Square can fill an afternoon of discovery from the Civil War to Vietnam and the historic Common Pleas Courthouse.

Discover the sites that played a role in shaping local history with VisitCape’s African American History Driving Tour.  You will delve into the story of James and Harriet Ivers – James, a former slave joined the Union cause during the Civil War.  You’ll also see churches built by members of their congregation and learn how the Brown v. Board of Education ruling impacted schools in cape Girardeau.  The tour brochure is available at the VisitCape Office or your cam download it from our website.  Since it’s a self-guided tour, there are no set times to take the tour and you can move at your own pace.

If you are looking for sports action after learning about history, head on out to the Reebok Series Basketball Cape Valentine’s Day Classic at the Cape Sportsplex on February 8-9.

Are you looking for an interactive activity for the whole family?  It’s LEGO Building Day on February 8 at the Crisp Museum!  This is the museum’s first LEGO building event!  From viewing displayed pieces to constructing your own LEGO creation, there’s plenty to do at this fun event!

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