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September 22, 2018
Fall History Conference
Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve
"Preserving America's French Colonial History"
The Foundation's Fall History Conference is held each September in historic Ste. Genevieve and features speaker presentations highlighting people and events which influenced the early founding of Ste. Genevieve and the Upper Louisiana Territory.
The Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve's history conference will begin the evening of Friday, September 21st, with a complimentary reception. The formal conference will be held from 9:00AM to 4:00PM on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
Here are the speakers and topics in the order of their appearances for this year's Conference.
Dr. Margaret Brown - "Sentenced to the Illinois-Lives of Some Deported Convicts"
Bob Priddy - "Let He Who is Without a Quarry Throw the First Stone - Rebuilding the MO Capital"
Dr. Carl Ekberg - "Marie-Claire Catoire: A Remarkable Parisian in Colonial Ste. Genevieve"
Lunch time speakers:
Sandra Cabot - "Update on the Ste. Genevieve National Park"
Bob Priddy - "Center for Missouri Studies and the Missouri Bicentennial"
Dr. David MacDonald - "Cannons at Ste. Genevieve"
Don Strand - "Suzette and the Above-Ground Railroad"
Jim Baker - "From Missouri to West Point:Native Sons of Upper Louisiana"
For the registration form for this year's conference go to:
$50 per person ($45 for Foundation members)
September 7, 2018
An Evening of Memories on World War I
La Societe Francaise de St. Louis
invites you to come and hear World War I - related narratives
SEATING IS LIMITED - ARRIVE EARLY
Randy Beck:"Over There:Americans in France during the Great War."
I - Memories
Elizabeth Allen, Ph.D.:
"Three Women, 1914-1918."
Anne Craver, Ph.D.:
"In Memory of Louis Jouniaux and WWI Poems: Sandburg's "Grass" and Apollinaire's "Si je mourrais la-bas".
Isabelle Heidbreder, Director, Alliance Francaise de St. Louis:
"WWI, The Animal Factor: Animals in the War".
Elsie Parker, Musician:
"American Soldier Raymond T. Parker-wounded in action Meuse-Argonne, with unusual assignments while in recovery."
Mimi Stiritz, President, Les Amis:
"Alexander Nicolas DeMenil: French Creole Response to American Neurality and the Politics of St. Louis Ethnics, 1914-1917."
(all presentations 10 minutes)
II - Short Documentary Films (presented by Jean-Louis Pautrot):
Frances Cluett, infirmiere de guerre
Les Harlem Hellfighters
James Reese Europe, Jazz King of WWI
Eugene Jacques Bullard, first African-American War Pilot
- Starts at 7PM
- Alliance Francaise de Saint Louis
930 North McKnight Road
University City, MO 63132
June 24, 2018
"The Battle of St. Louis and the Attack on Cahokia" by Stephen Kling
Hosted by Rich and Judee Sauget
2PM Stephen Kling Lecture at Log Church
3PM Holy Family Museum Tour
4PM Wine and Dinner & Milice De Ste. Famille at home of Judee and Richard Sauget
$25 per person
- Starts at 2:00pm
- 1 Longue Vue Station
Sauget, IL 62206
116 Church Street
Cahokia, IL 62206
May 30, 2018
LES AMIS ANNUAL MEETING
NEW DIRECTIONS, NEW EXHIBITS AT GATEWAY ARCH NATIONAL PARK
Historian Bob Moore will present a program previewing the new exhibits beneath the Gateway Arch, stated to open July 3rd. The program will detail the planning, design and completed exhibit spaces, featuring the exhibit area telling the story of French Colonial St. Louis.
Bob Moore has been the historian for the National Park Service at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri since 1991. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches as an adjunct professor in University College and the Graduate School of Architecture. He is the author of eight books, including "The Gateway Arch: An Architectural Dream"; "Lewis and Clark: Tailor Made", "Trail Worn" and "Native Americans: the Art of George Catlin, Karl Bodmer and Charles Bird King".
LES AMIS is honored to meet in the Law Library Association of St. Louis, an architectural gem that was custom designed for its prestigious location on the top floor of St. Louis's historic Civil Courts Building, opened in 1930 to designs of local architects Kilpstein and Rathmann/Plaza Commission, Inc. The founding of the Law Library dates back to 1838.
$15 per person, includes reception MEMBERS ONLY
- Civil Courts Building
10 North Tucker Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63101
Program in Law Library Association of St. Louis, 13th floor. Reception follows on 12th floor
March 25, 2018
Classic French Film Festival
Pepe le Moko (1937)
in French with English subtitles
Starring Jean Gabin, Directed by Julien Duvivier
"Come with me to the Casbah". We've all heard that line, but where did it come from? It's from the great French gangster film and romance "Pepe le Moko", which caused a sensation when it was released in 1937. The Casbah was the Arab quarter of Algiers, and Pepe, a notorious and dashing French criminal, is hiding there. But he longs to return to Paris. He's safe in the Casbah--the police can't find him in its cavernous streets and alleys--but when a rich Parisian woman visits the Casbah in search of thrills and meets Pepe, the temptation to return to the City of Light becomes overwhelming.
"Pepe le Moko" was remade in America as "Algiers" (with Hedy Lamarr and Charles Boyer) and it was the inspiration for "Casablanca" and later, "The Third Man". Graham Greene said that "Pepe le Moko" was "one of the most exciting and moving films I can remember seeing", and Jean Cocteau called it a "masterpiece". The film stars the French actor Jean Gabin in the prime of his career and at his most handsome.
The screening is sponsored by Les Amis, and is part of Cinema St. Louis's Classic French Film Festival. The film (a rare 35mm print), will be introduced by Les Amis board member and film scholar Robert Garrick, who will also lead a short discussion after it ends, followed by a reception for Les Amis members.
- Webster University, Moore Auditorium
470 East Lockwood
Webster Groves, MO 63119