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Event: The Life & Times of Judge John Dillard Cook: A Missouri Bicentennial Program

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Location: The Red House Interpretive Center, 128 S. Main St. Cape Girardeau, MO

Cost: Free

Contact: City of Cape or 573-339-6340


Judge John Dillard Cook was a pioneer judge in Southeast Missouri during the early 1800s. Listen to Judge Stephen Limbaugh, Jr. explores Judge Cook’s long-lost legacy as a prominent lawyer, judge, politician, and community leader. Join us at the Red House Interpretive Center as we take a glimpse into the career of this trailblazing judge on Saturday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m.

This free speaking engagement will be held at the Red House Interpretive Center in downtown Cape Girardeau, across from Old St. Vincent’s Church. Please bring your lawn chairs and picnic basket to enjoy the presentation!

Should the weather not cooperate, an indoor location will be announced on social media ( and on our Rainout Hotline (573.975.1024). For additional information please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 573.339.6340.