Event Dates for 2017
Living History Day
Kimmswick was established in 1859, and shares a rich history here in Jefferson County. The Kimmswick Historical Society and the Kimmswick Merchants invite you to join us on Saturday, September 16th to learn more about this quaint river town. Families are encouraged to participate in a Historical Scavenger Hunt that will lead you to Historic Locations. Collect tokens at each stop and turn them in for a prize at the Visitor Center. At 12:30 at the Apple Butter Pavilion meet Olive Oatman, who in 1851 was captured as a child by Apache Indians. Diane Moran brings Olive’s story to life as she retells the young girl’s story of captivity and eventual rescue. At 2 PM a program about temperance leader Carrie Nation will be presented by Linda Spall at the Kimmswick Historical Society Hall located at Third and Vine Street. Ben Bradshaw, Kimmswick resident and author of LIFE IN KIMMSWICK will be on hand at the Visitors Center to share stories about the rough and tumble early days Kimmswick. Two Historic buildings will be open for tours from 11am to 3 pm. Step back in time as you enter the Burgess How Log Home, held open by members of the Historical Society in period dress. The privately owned, red brick Wagner House, will be held open for tours by owner Judy Barber. Many of the businesses and restaurants in Kimmswick are in historic homes. As you shop and dine in town, you are invited to inquire about the history of the buildings. Kimmswick, Missouri was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 2007. The shops and restaurants will be open from 10 to 5pm on Saturday September 16th . More information about the day’s activities can be found at the Kimmswick Visitors Center, 314 Market Street or phone 636-464- 6464.
Kimmswick Events include: Apple Butter Festival, 5Kimmswick, Strawberry Festival, Witches’ Night Out, Daylily Sale, Deer Widows’ Weekend, Christmas Festival, Cookie Walk, Anheuser Thursdays, Shop 4 A Cure, Shop Til’ Tea