For guests who visit during the week, on Wednesday and Fridays the Main Street gate in front of the LeMeilleur House will open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., permitting guests to enter for free and enjoy presentations by first-person living history practitioners portraying Ste. Genevieve residents from the 1780s to early 1800s, at a time when Ste. Genevieve was under Spanish rule. Creole characters there might include a carpenter making a “shaving horse” or splitting roof shakes, a young housewife spinning yarn, a militia sergeant, a priest, or perhaps a voyageur or trapper with some of his furs. The programs at the LeMeilleur are sponsored by the law firm of Jenkins & Kling, P.C.