This directory is intended to help the general public find people with expertise in various aspects of historic preservation, be it planning, design, development, financing, tax credits, National Register nominations or accounting as well as museums, venues and other preservation or history-related organizations. Full listings are made up of major donors to our organization and are intended to recognize these people and companies for their generosity to the cause of historic preservation in Missouri. Partial listings are individuals or companies that have given in the past or have affiliated with past-recognized projects, etc. It is NOT AN ENDORSEMENT of any of the companies or individuals mentioned.
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Foundation for the Restoration of Ste. Genevieve
The Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization that was founded in 1967 with the expressed purpose of promoting preservation and restoration of historic structures and other property that illustrate Ste. Genevieve’s early history and culture. The Foundation also supports the acquisition of knowledge concerning the early settlements and its people by maintaining and sharing the area’s history with the public.
In order to accomplish our mission, the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve:
Maintains and presents the 1806 Jacques Guibourd Historic House, a registered NRHP Site, and provides public tours, events & services.
Maintains and presents the 1813 Kiel Schwent historic house as its administrative office, and the location of the Mecker Research Library on its premises, as a source of information on the history of the area.
Manages the restoration and upkeep of Ste. Genevieve’s Memorial Cemetery.
Provides guidance and assistance to individuals, organizations, and governments desiring to preserve and restore Ste. Genevieve’s historic structures.
Promotes tourism as a means to preserve Ste. Genevieve’s French Colonial History.
Maintains a Speakers Bureau presenting informative presentations on the area, its people and customs at no cost for non profit organizations.
Provides educational awards to stimulate further interest in the area of historic preservation.
Know of a resource we should add to our directory? While most of our Resource Directory listings are made up of generous donors to our organization, we understand that not all businesses are aware of our existence and/or have the capacity to donate to us. While we greatly appreciate financial contributions which allow us to do what we do — we don’t want to limit the amount of resources that you, who we exist so assist, have access to!
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