Celebrating Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, a pioneer missionary of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who came to St. Charles, Missouri, from France and founded the first free school west of the Mississippi in September 1818.

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Celebration of Philippine’s Arrival in St. Charles

Sep 07, 2018
Celebrating 200 Years of Catholic Education


Join us at Frontier Park in St. Charles, Missouri, for a reenactment of Philippine's arrival in St. Charles.

Reenactment of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s Arrival in St. Charles
Outdoor Jaycee Stage in Frontier Park
500 South Riverside Drive
St. Charles, Missouri 63301


Friday, September 7, 2018

  • 9:00 a.m to 10:15 a.m. Strolling historical characters, period demonstrations, entertainment
  • 10:30 a.m Welcome, remarks and reenactment of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s arrival on the St. Charles riverfront
  • 11:30 a.m. Entertainment and enjoyment of your picnic lunch on the riverfront

Teachers and students are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on, a disposable lunch and drink.

Animals are prohibited in Frontier Park during the Reenactment; service animals permitted.

No alcohol, glass containers, or fireworks will be allowed to be brought into Frontier Park.


This event is sponsored by the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Duchesne High School.

Please direct questions to reenactment@ash1818.org.