Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day June 26, 2021

Saturday, June 26, 2021

10 am – 2pm. Try to come early to beat the heat!

Welcome back to our first SJB post-COVID! 

This year we’ll be opening up the cabin to visitors. You’ll get to look at the inside of the cabin, and learn about its history and the restoration process from one of the key people involved. We’ll have some of the artifacts found on display, and we’ll explain the specifically French Canadian architectural features of the cabin. Because of COVID, we will not have a bus tour, songs, or potato bar this year. 

The cabin is a small interior space, so we’ll be limiting how many people can come in at a time, and we recommend wearing a mask inside the cabin. There will be some shade set up outside the cabin, and a mister line. 

Snacks and water will be available at the shelter, and we’ll also have tables where you can buy a  Frenchtown t-shirt, make a donation, or become a member. We’ll have some history displays up, and people to talk about them with you. 

It’s going to be REALLY, REALLY HOT on Saturday. We’re going to have mister lines up by the shelter and cabin to keep you cool, and we also have a half dozen parasols you can borrow to use as shade as you walk around.  The event is announced for 10-2, but  try to come early if you can. If the heat reaches dangerous levels, we will close up shop earlier than 2. You can call or text a board member if you want to check — 509-540-4398. 

At 11 am, we’ll assemble the teepee poles next to the shelter, and we’re hoping to have some helping hands (kids) about to assist.