Heirloom Seeker

If foraging for treasure is a favorite past-time, you'll feel right at home in Ste. Genevieve's many quaint shops. Shop for mementos of your trip, take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art, jewelry, primitives or upcycled creations or hunt for vintage items such as collectibles, furniture, dishware, linens, toys, jewelry, musical instruments or clothing.

  • Purple Finch

    The Purple Finch

    137 N Main Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    (573) 880-7337
    The Purple Finch
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    The Purple Finch is a shop filled with Home Decor, Jewelry, Handmade Quilts and Handmade Bath Products.

  • Ste. Genevieve Art Colony and Summer
    School of Art Display

    Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center
    66 South Main Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-7097
    800-373-7007
    Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center
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    For several summers in the 1930’s, an Art Colony located in Ste. Genevieve conducted a Summer School of Art.  Instead of painting rolling hills or flowers, the artists portrayed the human condition and Depression era events.  Information about the school and some of its creations are on display at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center.

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    Grave diggers, portraits, and lime kiln workers are depicted. The Summer School instructors included: Thomas Hart Benton, Fred E. Conway, Joseph James Jones, Miriam McKinnie, Joseph John Paul Meert, Jesse Beard Rickly, Aimee Goldstone Schweig, Martyl Schweig, E. Oscar Thalinger, Joseph Paul Vorst, and Matthew E. Ziegler.

  • Linden House Gift Shop

    116 South Main Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-3105

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    The Linden House was built around 1820. Evidence of its vertical log construction is framed near the checkout counter.  Today it serves as the Bolduc Museum’s gift shop as well as housing an art gallery and offices.  French Colonial books, games, chocolates, household items, and postcards can be found in this shop across the street from the Bolduc House.

  • Felix Valle Historic Site Gift Shop

    Merchant and Second Streets
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-7102
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    Just across the street from the Felix Valle House is the Dr. Shaw House. Today it houses a gift shop featuring books concerning French Colonial history and some children’s books in French, colonial period items and soaps. The portion built in 1819 provides interpretive space for the site.

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    ASL Pewter Foundry

    183 South Third St.,
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-2095
    Website: aslpewter.com
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    ASL Pewter Foundry makes high-quality, lead-free pewter products that are not only functional, but works of art. Open Daily 9:30– 5:00. Demonstrations daily.

  • Only Child Originals

    176 N. Main St.
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-9682
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    Only Child Originals is a whole store of Hand Made (right here in this building!) goodies for your body, home and garden. The shop primarily sells original jewelry, from everyday earrings to exquisite necklace sets.

  • Rust Artisans’ Shop

    173 North Main Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-9682
    Only Child Originals and Rust Artisans
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    Rust Artisans’ Shop is a gallery of unique hand-crafted items crafted by several local artists such as paper filigree and knitted items.   Luminaries and lights made of old corrugated tin utilize the surplus of corrugated tin in Missouri.

  • European Entitlements

    European Entitlements
    102 South Main St.
    Ste. Genevieve, MO, 63670
    573-883-8233
    Website:European Entitlements
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    This specialty shop sells fine European home décor and garden items made and manufactured only in Europe including French linens, Scottish jewelry, Italian and German porcelain, English creamware, Swedish linens, Irish wools, and French and Italian soaps. Many of these products come from companies that have been in business for well over a century.

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    Odile’s Linen & Lace

    34 South Third St.
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-2675
    Odile’s Linen & Lace
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    Visit Odile’s Linen & Lace to enjoy rooms filled with fine curtains, laces, jewelry, baby items, accessories, and gift items.

  • Simple to Sassy Décor and More

    10 South Third St.
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-631-2856
    Simple to Sassy Decor and More
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    Simple to Sassy specializes in custom home decor including repurposed & refurbished furniture, custom vinyl decor, deco wreaths, and Old Town Chalk Paints. Vintage and Rustic wedding rentals are also available..

Events

  • Traditional Artisans Showcase and Sale

    July 22-23, 2017
    ASL Pewter Foundry
    183 South Third Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-2095
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    This traditional art show and sale features artisans from the Midwest who have been selected by Early American Life Magazine as the best in their fields. These artists and fine crafters will display and sell their work and happily educate the public on the traditional way what they do is made and was used.  Guest artists

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    include Mike Ochonicky, Scrimshaw; Doug and Julie Dawson, Tin cookie cutters and other tinware; Vernon DePauw, woodcarving; Suzette Krummel, Penny Rugs; Tom Wintczak, redware pottery and fracture; Kandye Mahurin, painted game boards on antique bread and cutting boards.

  • ArtWalk

    4th Friday Art Walk (Feb thru Oct)

    Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
    800-373-7007
    573-883-7097

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    Bring your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Ste. Genevieve.  During 4th Friday Art Walks, Ste. Genevieve art galleries offer visitors the opportunity to view the works of local and regional artists displaying a variety of art forms. Many

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    businesses in the Historic District participate by extending their store hours from 6 to 9pm during the Fourth Friday Art Walk.

    Start your tour at the Welcome Center where you can view two important art collections, as well as pick up a map to the galleries. The 4th Friday Art Walk is sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project.  Art Walks are held on the fourth Friday of each month from February thru November.  Check the Facebook page for Ste Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project for monthly themes.  Refreshments may be served at various locations and there are five restaurants with regular evening hours in the historic district.

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    Le Reveillon
    French Christmas

    Felix Valle State Historic Site

    Merchant and 2nd Streets 
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

    573-883-7102
    Felix Valle State Historic Site

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    This annual holiday celebration highlights the music, customs, and crafts of early French Colonial Christmas in Ste. Genevieve.  The celebration, known as Le Reveillon, features costumed guides who explain the early 19th century customs of Christmas.  Traditional foods and music of the period are featured.

  • Shop Small Saturday (Nov)

    Location: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
    800-373-7007
    573-883-7097

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    Shop Small Saturday is a nationwide event created by American Express and sponsored locally by the Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project and The Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce to encourage sales for local small businesses.  Shop local and support small business owners!

     

  • Muny Band Concerts

    8:00 Thurs Evenings, June and July
    Valle School Parking Lot
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-7097
    800-373-7007

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    Ste. Genevieve’s Municipal Band performs a variety of favorites each week polkas, marches, show tunes, kids’ tunes, and popular melodies.  Sit in your car or bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy one of the few municipal bands still around, a Ste. Genevieve tradition for over 70 years!

  • Spirit Reunion in Memorial Cemetery

    When: 5:30 pm October 28, 2017
    Where: Memorial Cemetery
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    800-373-7007
    573-883-7097

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    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.  Visitors will experience Missouri’s oldest town through the spirits of those buried in the town’s Memorial Cemetery. This cemetery,

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    established in 1787, 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 Americans. 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) 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.
    All proceeds help to benefit the Foundation for Restoration’s activities and 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.

     

     

  • French Veillee’

    Second Weekend in June
    Felix Valle State Historic Site
    Merchant and Second Streets
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-7102

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    Enjoy an evening in the garden of the Felix Valle House at this recreation of a La Veillee, a traditional French Colonial summer social gathering. Featured will be French folk dancing, folk tales, candlelight tours of the home, and refreshments.

     

  • Ecole du Soldat

    When: Please see the Events Calendar for specifics
    Where: Historic District
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    800-373-7007
    573-883-7097

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    A family-friendly, living history event! Come explore the traditions of the “School of the Soldier.” This is a fully packed weekend of lectures and camaraderie with plenty of events to see.

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    On Saturday, attend a public heritage auction of discovered ‘desirables’ – memorabilia, collectibles, ‘accouterments’, utensils, and ‘watch’a-may-call-its’. Ste. Genevieve has the greatest concentration of original French colonial buildings in North America and is the only surviving French colonial village in the United States. At Ecole du Soldat activities of that early era are reenacted.

     

  • French Heritage Festival

    Second Weekend in June
    Historic District
    Ste. Genevieve, MO
    800-373-7007
    573-883-7097

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    The French Festival is a living history event with live traditional music, folk dancing, French foods, wine tasting, re-enactors in period dress, historic home tours, street dancing, promenades (parades), children’s activities, walking tours, tea with ‘Marie Antoinette’ at the Guibourd and much more!

  • Jour de Fete Arts & Crafts Festival

    When: Second full weekend in August
    Where: Historic District, Ste. Genevieve, MO
    800-373-7007
    573-883-7097

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    The annual Jour de Fête is southeast Missouri’s largest outdoor Crafts Fair. Held in the heart of Ste. Genevieve’s Historic District, visitors can browse through arts and crafts booths. Shop till you drop and enjoy live music, foods, living history demonstrations and other activities at this family-friendly event.