Further Information on French History in America
A quick look at the historic sites of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri:
Ste. Genevieve Historic Sites
The Missouri History Museum:
The Missouri Historical Society operates the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis’ Forest Park, as well as the Library and Research Center. Admission to the museum and library are free to the public. The Library and Research Center houses a regional history collection documenting St. Louis, the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys, the Louisiana Purchase Territory, and the American West.
Missouri History Museum
The St. Louis Mercantile Library:
Established in 1846 by civic leaders and philanthropists, the Mercantile is the oldest library west of the Mississippi. The task of the Mercantile Library as a research library is to make its collections, which have come to concentrate on Western Expansion and the history, development, and growth of the St. Louis region and of the American rail and river transportation experiences, available to the widest number of local and national users.
St. Louis Mercantile Library
The French Heritage Society:
With thirteen chapters in the U.S. and one in Paris, the French Heritage Society is dedicated to protecting the French architectural legacy both in France and the United States with particular emphasis on raising funds for preservation and education.
French Heritage Society
The Historic New Orleans Collection:
A museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region of the United States.
The Historic New Orleans Collection
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre:
Lists all worldwide Heritage sites and the criteria to have sites listed (Les Amis is spearheading a campaign to have the Creole Corridor listed as a World Heritage Site.)
UNESCO World Heritage Centre