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Cool Happenings

Check out some cool happenings as reported by The Landmarks Association:

Hey folks, there are two interesting events coming up at the Chatillon-DeMenil House:

Tonight (Thursday, April 3) in the newly renovated carriage house, Scott Bighorse, Principal Chief of the Osage Nation and other members of a delegation (in town this week for a series of special events with STL250) will discuss the interconnections between the Osage and early French settlers. The Chatillons and the DeMenils both had family connections among the Osage—come meet the relatives! Doors will open at 6:30; Chief Bighorse’s talk starts at 7 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

This Saturday, the grounds of the DeMenil will be transformed into a 1770s fur trapper encampment with demonstrations, storytelling, children’s activities, displays, and more. Guests will get a chance to interact, ask questions and learn about the tools, animal traps, trade goods and weaponry of the Fur Trade era. In addition, there will be a lecture in our newly renovated Carriage House at 1:30 pm on the history of the Fur Trade from its beginnings to the rise of the silk top hat. The free event takes place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. This will be a fun event for the whole family, so bring them down!

Also, stay tuned for Landmarks’ spring newsletter which is almost complete. We have a lot of great events and tours coming up and Landmarks members will, as always, have the first opportunity to register.