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Educators in the Missouri area are invited to register for a FREE workshop co-hosted by Webster University and the George Washington Teacher Institute.


Date and Time


The Centre for French Colonial Life in St. Genevieve, MO

Washington's Impact on Town Life, Trades, and the People

Come explore French Colonial Culture in Historic St. Genevieve, Missouri. Hear from one of Mount Vernon’s History scholars on the influence of Washington’s leadership during the colonial period and how political alliances reached as far as the western colonial frontier.  Learn about agricultural practices, and how the expanding economy in the 1790’s impacted the Ohio country. 

This FREE Professional Development will take place in Historic St. Genevieve, Missouri at the Centre for French Colonial Life, the National Trust Bolduc site and the Felix Valle House. This hands-on experience is for current elementary, middle school and high school educators from Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mount Vernon Alumni. 

Learn from Historians, Educators, Living History Interpreters, and Mount Vernon Alumni. Get new ideas for your classroom curriculum. Educational materials included. Light breakfast and catered lunch provided. Transportation to and from the site is on your own.  Overnight accommodations available at B and B’s in town, or nearby hotels just south of St. Louis.


8:30am Registration and Breakfast (provided)
9:00am  Welcome
9:15am Washington's Leadership and his Enduring Values
10:45am Tour Bolduc House
11:15am Hands on History
12:15pm  Lunch (provided)
1:00pm Tour Felix Valle House
1:30pm Habits of Mind and Historical Inquiry
2:15pm Visit ASL Pewter
3:00pm Panel Discussion- How enduring were the tenets of Washington’s leadership?
4:00pm Self-Exploration of Site