Join us October 23, 2021, between 5-8pm for the Déjà vu Spirit Reunion! This is a family friendly living history program that provides visitors with an intimate look into the lifestyles and happenings in Missouri’s oldest town during the late 18th and 19th centuries. You’ll tour the cemetery via lantern light and chat “face to face” with friendly spirits clad in traditional dress and enjoy a hauntingly good time. Would you like to hear the story of a Missouri US Senator who has been buried three different times? Meet up with a modern-day spirit of Missouri’s first US Representative? Or meet one portraying the well-to-do, or the not so well-to-do, residents of Ste. Genevieve’s history before 1880?
Visitors will experience these stories and more as the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve hosts its annual “Déjà vu Spirit Reunion” in historic Memorial Cemetery. The cemetery, established in 1787, includes the tombs and grave markers of the area’s earliest French pioneers.
John Scott, a Ste. Genevieve lawyer and Territory of Missouri representative to the United States Congress from 1817 to 1821, was instrumental in presenting petitions for statehood to Congress. After statehood was achieved, he was Missouri’s first US Representative, serving from 1821 -1827. His contributions will be recognized with a plaque located in a new Ste. Genevieve County Bicentennial Plaza on Market Street in Ste. Genevieve. This plaza will be open to the public and handicap accessible.