Thursday, April 3, 2014

Learn About Early St. Louis Fur Trading This Weekend

This Saturday, 5 April, the grounds of the Chatillon-DeMenil mansion in St. Louis will be transformed into a replica of a late-eighteenth century fur trappers' encampment complete with demonstrations, storytelling, children's activities, displays, and much more. Guests will get a chance to ask questions, interact with the re-enactors, learn about the artifacts the trappers used, and see what life was like for these intrepid early Americans. At 1:30 p.m., the newly renovated carriage house will be the location for a lecture on the history and the impact of fur trading in St. Louis. This free event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. and will be fun for the whole family.

You can find more information about the day's activities on the Chatillon-DeMenil website http://www.demenil.org/. Click on the link on the right that says, "April 5 Educational Event."

The house is located on the south side of St. Louis at 3352 DeMenil Place, close to Utah Street and Interstate 55. If you scroll down to the bottom left of the home page and click on the address link, it will open to a Google map.

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