Welcome to the Bolduc House Museum Shop
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Our Capable, Well-Trained and
Conscientious Staff is here to serve YOU!!
Please browse the unique items in our online shop. Everything that we make available for sale here and in our "brick & mortar - really vertical log" location connects you with our educational mission to tell the story of New France - the OTHER Colonial America in the mid-Mississippi River valley of what was known as Spanish Illinois and Upper Louisiana under the regimes of both France and Spain prior to 1803.
You will find items for sale here that link to our local regional products and resources because in the late eighteenth century, Louis Bolduc was a major producer of six commodities: salt, lead, wheat, indigo, tobacco, and pork. You will find French themed products including soaps that represent the things Louis Bolduc obtained on his annual trading trip to New Orleans for resale in his mercantile store. Because this colonial community was a multi-cultural one you can often find items for sale in our shop that represent the Shawnee and Delaware Indian tribes as well as the French West African culture. In addition, in keeping with our transition to a Living History style of interpretation, you will find items hand-produced for our shop by our Museum staff and volunteers. Our hand-produced items will vary based on the seasonal availability of the raw materials: bees wax, fleece, lavender blossoms, rose petals, etc. Finally, you will always be able to find souvenirs here that remind you in a tangible way of your visit like our mugs and shot glasses. So, make this a regular place to look for your gifts, novelties, and educational items.
This is also the place to buy tickets in advance for things like our Vive La Musique North American Music Festival on August 24, 2013 or to one of our De Vin & De Fromage Wine & Cheese tasting events and for our Colonial History Day for Homeschoolers etc.
Thank you for visiting. Merci beaucoup.
|Cub Scout Day Lunch||Cub Scout Day Registration||Family Membership in the Friends of the Bolduc House Museum|
|Box lunch delivered to the scouts on April 11, 2015. Cost: $8/person. Pre-purchase required.||Bolduc Day for Cub Scouts will be Saturday, April 11, 2015. The scouts will rotate through a menu of 18th century activities beginning at 10AM. Activities will include making rope, making/playing marbles and other 18th century games, siding an...||Your 2015 family membership in the Friends of the Bolduc House Museum entitles your family to free admission to the museum during 2015, five additional one-time free guest admissions, and a 10% discount on purchases at our museum shop.|
|Individual Friend of the Bolduc House Museum for 2015||Jean-Baptise Valle House (model)||Louis Bolduc House (model)|
|Your individual membership in the Friends of the Bolduc House Museum entitles you to free admission to the museum during 2015, three guest admissions, and a 10% discount on your purchases at our shop.||5 x 3" model of the Jean-Baptiste Valle House, paper on wood by Twig.||7x3" version of the Louis Bolduc House - paper on wood.|
|Loups Garoux Bullet Necklace||Zuts the Squirrel Pen|
|Handcrafted from nontoxic pewter by Wind Chapman and hung from a 24" hemp cord, these bullets are etched with a cross. For all your werewolf hunting needs. Small parts- not for young children||Plastic squirrel-shaped ball point pen branded with the words: Zuts - The Bolduc House Museum Squirrel and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. A perfect gift for people who love or hate squirrels and for kids who love our mascot, Zuts, the bilingual...|
"Qu'ils mangeant de la brioche" (Let them eat cake) - Jean Jacques Rousseau (often attributed to Marie Antoinette)
"Qu'ils mangeant des noix de pecan...." (Let them eat pecans) - 'Tit Monsieur