Historic Frenchtown House Tours


I have been slowly working on my Frenchtown quilt project.

I mentioned in an earlier blog about the fact that we have volunteered our home as one of the 13 homes featured on the Historic Frenchtown House Tour. As a member of the Historic Frenchtown Association, I am also putting together a brochure and map of the homes and businesses participating in this event.

That motivated me to push the quilt project ahead. As a result, I’ve been busily painting watercolors/gouache illustrations of those homes specifically to be included in the brochure (and later incorporated into my quilt.)

Joe and I are ecstatic to be able to feature our new, old home in the tour. I am especially tickled that I can feature my illustrations in the brochure and perhaps generate a sizeable amount of interest in the tour, which I anticipate will be the biggest fundraising event for our community organization.

There really are a variety of homes from all eras participating in this tour with a rich history to share for each. The Sacred Heart Academy alone has a 200 year history and wealth of information regarding its founder, Saint Rose Phillipine Duschene. The academy tour will include the expansive convent/school complex and the shrine, where Mother Duschene is interred.

Docents will be at each location to greet you and answer your questions. A map will be included in the brochure to give the most efficient route to see each home.

The tour is being held Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 12 P.M. to 4 P.M. Tickets are $18 for tourgoers (ages 13 and over) or $20 the day of the tour.

You can purchase tickets online by clicking this link: $$TICKETS$$

If you need a hard copy ticket or don’t wish to buy online, no worries. Tickets are available at two locations in Saint Charles:

Grass Valley Roots; 903 N. Second Street; Saint Charles, MO


Butterfly and Moon; 814 S. Main Street; Saint Charles, MO

I can’t wait! Hope you can come!

Thanks for visiting,





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