The spirits will again emerge from the crypts and tombs of historic old Ste. Genevieve’s Memorial
Cemetery as the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve hosts its annual Déjà vu Spirit Reunion on
Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 5 - 8pm. Visitors will experience Missouri’s oldest town through the
spirits of those buried in the town’s Memorial Cemetery. This cemetery, <b>established in 1787</b>,
includes the tombs and grave markers of the area’s earliest French pioneers as well as emigrants of
German, Scottish and other heritages – slave, free and integrated spouses of black African and Native
This living history program of stories, traditions and nostalgia highlights the lives and personalities
of notables such as U.S. Senator Lewis F. Linn, Felix and Odile Vallé, Marie LaPorte, Joseph Bogy,
Ferdinand Rozier (a one-time business partner of John James Audubon) , Col. St. Gemme and provides
the visitor with an intimate taste of 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 over 20 spirits
clad in traditional dress and enjoy a hauntingly good time.
This event is sponsored by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, Inc. and all proceeds
help to benefit the Foundation's Memorial Cemetery restoration efforts.
The FRSG is a non-profit community organization formed to promote the preservation and restoration
of Ste. Genevieve's historic structures and traditions. In 2007 the FRSG was awarded the distinguished
Governor's Humanities Award for the Déjà vu Spirit Reunion program. For more information please call
573-883-9622 or log on to http://www.historicstegen.org
Event: Déjà vu Spirit Reunion
When: Saturday, October 27th, 2012
Times: 5 – 8pm
Where: Memorial Cemetery, 5th and Merchant Streets
Cost: $5 Adults, $2.50 Children (6-18), Children 5 and under Free
Directions: Take Exit 150 on I-55, go east on Highway 32 into Ste. Genevieve. Highway
32 becomes 4th Street. Turn left on Merchant St. (2nd stop sign after stop
light). Proceed one block to Memorial Cemetery.
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Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, Inc - PO Box 88 - Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670