Stories of Missouri History | Kids Out and About St. Louis

Stories of Missouri History

Join author and storyteller Carole Shelton in period dress at the historic site as she uses storytelling to bring the life story of Jeanette Forchet, one of the few free African Americans in St. Louis, Missouri, in the 1700s. Step back and visualize the early days of the fur trappers to hear what life was like for this incredible woman.

Shelton is a storyteller, author and educator from St. Louis. She earned a master's degree in communication from Webster University, and worked part-time for the Humanities Council's "Read from the Start" program as a discussion leader. She tells a wide variety of stories and encourages audience participation. Her repertoire includes story songs, folk tales and inspirational and original stories, and she has created first person narratives of historical women from the African American experience, presented in period costume.


200 S. Main Street
St. Charles, MO, 63301-2855
United States


(636) 940-3322
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11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.