Artifacts and Displays

Below is a glimpse into our collection.

The STE. Genevieve Transfer Boat 1922-1961 (diorama)
The STE. Genevieve Transfer Boat 1922-1961 (diorama)

This diorama, made by Lewis Pruneau, is of the Ste. Genevieve Transfer Boat.Comprised of a wooden hull and two steam engines, this transfer boat transported trains between Kellogg, Illinois and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri before trains bridges were constructed in the region.

Painting of Ste. Genevieve Bicentennial Celebration August 19-22, 1935
Painting of Ste. Genevieve Bicentennial Celebration
August 19-22, 1935

Many paintings were produced in commemoration of the last day of Ste. Genevieve’s 200th birthday. This is one of two such paintings the museum is glad to have.

Beauty Play Pony
Black “Beauty” Play Pony tricycle

The first of these lovely toys was shipped from Ste. Genevieve to St. Louis on December 22, 1929. They were meant for children between the ages four and nine.

Milestone from the plank road
Milestone 7 from the plank road

A forty-two mile plank road, built in the 1850’s, ran between Ste. Genevieve and Iron Mountain. This road aided in the transportation of lead from the mines to the Mississippi River where the product could then be shipped to markets east and south.

Mississippian Pottery
Mississippian Pottery

The early Mississippian period 900-1500 A.D. Commonly tempered using muscle shells from the Mississippi river. They range from simple to beautifully designed.

Mounted Bird Attributed to James Audubon, cica 1810
Mounted Bird Attributed to James Audubon, cica 1810

This is one of ten birds the museum has in its possession that is attributed to Audubon.

Ornaments Used for Ladies' Hats, Hair, and Clothing c. 1870s-1880s
Ornaments Used for Ladies’ Hats, Hair, and Clothing
c. 1870s-1880s

These decorative pieces are only a glimpse of our fashion exhibit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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