Fall Entertainment at Cape River Heritage Museum in Cape Girardeau

Submitted by Cape River Heritage Museum

With the 1950s fire truck set to return, the Cape River Heritage Museum will host a wide variety of fall events. On Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be free lemonade, cookies, and the chance to take look at two antique fire trucks. Children will be invited to sit in the cab of the tall-ladder truck or have their picture taken in the replica of the pilot house of the steamboat, Cape Girardeau. There are many other exhibits to see, and this event should be fun for people of all ages.

The museum will have a very big day on Saturday, Oct. 6.  At 11 a.m., Chief Paul White Eagle will give another one of his thought-provoking and entertaining lectures on Cherokee culture in the region. This presentation will be free and open to the public.

Local authors will be the stars of a Book Fair on Saturday, Oct. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. Sharon and Bill Hopkins, and Jerry Ford will sign copies of their latest books. History buffs will have a chance to purchase the new paperback edition of Thad Snow’s riveting memoir From Missouri, first published in 1954. The League of Women Voters will launch the Tastes and Tales from Southeast Missouri cookbook with free samples of great regional recipes. This event is free, and everyone is welcome.

The museum will have a Christmas-themed tag sale on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10. Many decorative and gift items will be on sale for low prices, and all proceeds will benefit the museum.

On Nov. 30 the museum will launch the third annual edition of the Heartland Heritage Anthology, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring wine, food, and readings by local writers.  Special guest Craig Albin will read selections from his poetry. On Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Dr. Albin will conduct a workshop entitled Writing about the Home Place. Both the reception and the workshop will be free and open to the public.

For more information, please call 573-334-0405 or email bstepenoff@hotmail.com.