At least one historic house will be part of the upcoming Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park.
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America has offered to donate the Jean-Baptiste Valle House to the U.S. Department of the Interior as part of the establishment of a national park in the historic French village.
However, this is fewer than the NSCDA’s Missouri board had originally offered to the federal government, when it voted in January to donate 5 properties and the Centre for French Colonial Life.
The Centre and the other 4 houses have now been sold a separate non-profit called French Colonial America.
The National Park Service did acquire the 1972 Beauvais-Amoureux house as donated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and has been offered several other properties by the state government.
NPS recently announced Chris Collins will be the first superintendent of Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park.