May 27 Friday
Do you enjoy art? How about relaxing and strolling in a quaint historic town?
On the fourth Friday of the month, March thru November, participating merchants in Ste. Genevieve extend their hours from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and provide a festive atmosphere for a stroll through the historic downtown. It's a chance to view the art and artisan crafts on display in the town's galleries, shops and restaurants, and to meet local and regional artists.
The event is sponsored by the Gallery Association of Ste. Genevieve.
The Burney Sisters, comprised of sisters Olivia-16, Emma-14, and recently joined 11-year-old sister Bella , create music with a maturity and emotional intelligence that belies their age.
Olivia and Emma write keen and knowing songs while arranging for multiple instruments and structuring unique and resonant harmonies. The result—personal and penetrating music that both connects with and captivates the listener. Their soul nurturing sibling harmonies and tunes are reminiscent of The Avett Brothers, First Aid Kit, Indigo Girls, The Staves, and The Wild Reeds.
May 28 Saturday
Old Town Cape will once again host their annual ‘Cape Riverfront Market’ for the 2022 season, running May 7th through Oct. 29th, from 8am - Noon.
Community members are invited to browse a wide variety of goods from local and regional vendors including fresh produce, baked goods, homemade crafts, and other artisanal products.
More info can be found here. You can also find the latest updates on their Facebook page.
First observed after the end of the Civil War, Memorial Day honors the memory of U. S. soldiers who have died in military service. Local re-enactors will honor the memory of veterans past and present. The renovated stone building known as the blockhouse will be open for visitors.
Historian Bob Blythe will speak about the ongoing effort to preserve Shady Grove Cemetery and its significance to Cape Girardeau's history.
Shady Grove is one of hundreds of cemeteries that were maintained by newly free African Americans in the South after the Civil War. Blythe will also share details on efforts to preserve and commemorate African American cemeteries nationwide and the integral part they in play in our collective history.
Blythe will speak on Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. in University Center Ballroom A on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The event is free and open to the public.
This event is co-sponsored by the Bollinger Center for Regional History and the Historic Preservation Program, Department of History and Anthropology and Southeast Missouri State University.
Bob Blythe has his B.A. in American History from Roosevelt University and an M.A. in the History of Architecture from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He retired from his position as the Regional Historian for the Southeast Region of the National Park Service in 2006. He has undertaken several assignments as a consultant since then, including a history of Everglades National Park and National Register nominations for sites connected to the Civil Rights Movement in Wisconsin.
Guest Artist: Clay Guthrie (May 4 – June 25, 2022)Reception at Sikeston Depot Museum & Cultural Center May 13, 2022 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Clay Guthrie is a photographer and East Prairie, Missouri, native whose work primarily focuses on landscapes but also often features wildlife, cityscapes and even severe weather. His images have been published in magazines, displayed in galleries and some are displayed on the walls of homes and businesses around the country. He is an active member of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and the Visual Arts Cooperative Committee.
Artist Statement: I found photography by complete accident in 2014, and it led me to my love of the outdoors. These days I enjoy hiking, storm chasing or just driving backroads in search of scenes that I can pair with amazing light to create something unique.
May 29 Sunday
May 30 Monday
Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial will host a Memorial Day ceremony on May 30th.
Join the community in honoring those who lost their lives in defense of our nation. At the ceremony, The National Anthem and Taps will be performed, and the Memorial’s Honor Guard will present the colors and lay a wreath at the memorial. The event will be held from 2 to 2:30 pm.