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Stepping Back in Time: Everyday Life of Yesteryear in Cape Girardeau

Step back in time in Cape Girardeau and see what everyday life was like hundreds of years ago at these historic attractions. Through rebuilds and war, Bollinger Mill and covered bridge survive today to tell the story of smalltown industry in Southeast Missouri.  Construction began on the log mill in 1800, and it was rebuilt in stone in 1825.  Union forces burned the mill to ensure it didn’t fall into Confederate hands, though the limestone foundation dating from 1825 survived.  The current four-story mill was c... Read More

Step Back in Time with a Weekend in Cape Girardeau

Hey there history buffs, planning a summer getaway....what about a weekend in Cape Girardeau, where history comes to life?  From Civil War sites to Mississippian pottery to Victorian mansions and covered bridges, Cape Girardeau's rich history is yours to experience at one of our many historic sites, museums and attractions.   Kick off your weekend first thing Saturday morning with a tour of Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, home to a Civil War era four-story mill that grinds wheat and corn into flour and mill.  One of the only... Read More

Stepping Back in Time: Civil War Days in Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau, Missouri was a divided community in the War Between the States; while many were sympathetic to the Confederacy, Cape Girardeau was held throughout the duration of the Civil War by Union forces.  Step back in time to a country divided, and experience the Civil War in our river city at the following sites. Fort D was one of four forts constructed by Union forces in the heat of the summer in 1861.  These forts protected Cape Girardeau from Confederate attack by land or by water.  Fort D is the only surviving ... Read More

A Look Ahead at Tunes at Twilight’s Spring 2016 Season

It’s time to pack that picnic basket, load up the lawn chairs and head to the Courthouse Gazebo lawn for Tunes at Twilight’s Spring 2016 season, kicking off on Friday, May 13th!  This free outdoor concert series takes place on Friday nights at 7 p.m. for six weeks in the spring and six weeks in the fall.  Here’s a peek at the musical acts taking the stage this spring! May 13:  Jenny Johnson kicks the 2016 Tunes season off on Friday, May 13th. Johnson is an Americana, soul-singing, guitar-picking, singer-s... Read More

Celebrate your SEMO Graduate in Cape Girardeau

Discover the river city your favorite graduate has called home for the last few years when you're in Cape Girardeau for Spring 2016 Commencement on Saturday, May 14! Get in to town on Friday night and enjoy a free outdoor concert on the Courthouse Gazebo lawn - Tunes at Twilight kicks off for the 2016 season on Friday, May 13 with Jenny Johnson at 7 p.m. Need a place to stay over the weekend?  We've got hotels, motels, campgrounds, B&Bs + homey vacation rentals! Saturday morning swing by the Cape Riverfront Market from 8 a.m. - noon... Read More
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