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Dogwood-Azalea Festival

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 8:00am

Various Location
Charleston, MO 63834

Schedule:

Warren E. Hearnes Museum

View items and memorabilia from Charleston's native son Missouri Governor Warren E. Hearnes' 22 year tenure in elected office Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. 'til Noon.

Cost: Free

Location: Downtown - 109 South Main Street

Joseph Hunter Moore Home (Mississippi County Historical Society)

Built in 1899, the Historical Society's Moore Home is a lovely three story home furnished with pieces authentic to the period.  In 1977 the generous heirs of Joe and Carrie Moore gifted this beautiful Victorian country home to the benefit of the Society.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the seventeen room house contains seven fireplaces, and is fully furnished including the original dining room furniture and gas chandelier.

Tour the Moore Home and Museum

Tours are available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission:  $5.00

Location: 403 North Main Street

Plant Sale

Since 1952, the Molly French Garden Club has been supplying area gardeners with azalea varieties hardy to the region.  The sale will be held Thursday and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Clara Drinkwater Newnam Library Corner of Main and Marshall at the stoplight

St. Henry Church Tour

St. Henry Parish has occupied its property along Court Street since 1873.  The Parish began construction of the current Romanesque edifice in 1905, replacing a frame structure that had existed earlier.  Archbishop John J. Glennon dedicated the church on June 4, 1907.

Of particular interest are the beautifully life-like stained glass windows, created by the Jacoby Art Glass Company of St. Louis, which were installed circa 1910.  Three new bells, cast by Struckstede and Brothers of St. Louis, were positioned in the bell tower during the summer of 1924.  A two-manual pipe organ, built by the Wicks Organ Company of Highland, Illinois, was installed in 1936 framing the rose window of St. Cecilia.

Admission is free.

Time: Thursday and Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Downtown St. Henry Catholic Church - 304 East Court Street

Book Sale

Have a little book worm in you?  Truth is, books make wonderful companions!  Come hunt your favorite author or genre in this year's sale selections.  You are sure to find great books here at the library.  Help us make room for new adventures!  Prices start as low as 50 cents per book.

Books will be on sale Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:  Clara Drinkwater Newnam Library, 105 East Marshall Street

Admission:  Free

Southside Luncheon

Southside Baptist Church will offer a hearty luncheon on Thursday and Friday.  Lunch will consist of Broccoli & Cheese Soup, choice of Turkey or Ham Sandwich, Coffee, Tea, or Lemonade, and Homemade Dessert.

Thursday and Friday between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Location: Southside Baptist Church, 902 School Street (right behind Charleston Middle School off South Main Street via Tom Brown Street)

Price:  $7.00 per person

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