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.

Friday, September 7, 2018

On the stage at Frontier Park, Duchesne High School students (an Archdiocesan high school named after Philippine) will be performing a short play written by Jane Cannon. The play will reenact the story of Philippine, especially as it pertains to her role founding the first institution of formal education in St. Charles, County. Invited civic and religious dignitaries will have an opportunity to speak per the agenda created, depending on who accepts the invitation. The mid-to-late morning presentation will be concluded with invitations for all, especially school children invitees, to have a picnic lunch in the park.  

Outdoor Jaycee Stage in Frontier Park is located at 500 South Riverside Drive, St. Charles, Missouri 63301