Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Red House Interpretive Center
Integrating the architectural style of the French colonial era in the Mississippi Valley with modern climate control, lighting, and state-of-the-art exhibits, The Red House Interpretive Center demonstrates life-ways of Native Americans, French colonists, African Americans and early American settlers in the Illinois country and southeast Missouri.
Historic events such as the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition provide topic for interpretation. Other topics include the role of the Mississippi River, other regional streams, ad early roads and trails. They served as arteries for the import of necessary goods and the export of agricultural products, as well as for
To the rear of the property the mural on the flood wall depicts the Mississippi River as it may have appeared around 1800. A period garden north of the center features herbs, vegetables, flowers, and native plants. To the south a grape arbor provides a shaded area for interpretive activities and gatherings.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
Location. 37° 18.052′ N, 89° 31.125′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 South Main Street, Cape Girardeau MO 63701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Drouillard (here, next to this marker); The Red House (here, next to this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (a few steps from this marker); Old St. Vincent's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); 1925 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1964 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cape La Croix Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri Mule / The Wild West (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
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