News Release 125
Relax and enjoy a movie under the stars May 16 at Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Volume 37-125 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst
JEFFERSON CITY, MO., MAY 7, 2009 -- Sit under the stars and watch the movie "Shenandoah" on Saturday, May 16 at Confederate Memorial State Historic Site in Higginsville. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. on the lawn outside the site's chapel and is free and open to the public.
In this 1965 movie, Charlie Anderson, played by Jimmy Stewart, is a farmer in Shenandoah, Va., who finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War. He initially chooses not to get involved in the war, but is forced to when his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North.
Refreshments will be available and you can bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on during the event. In case of rain, the movie will be shown inside the chapel.
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site is located 211 West First Street in Higginsville. The site preserves grounds that were once the site of the Confederate Home of Missouri, which housed Civil War veterans and their families.
For more information, contact the historic site at 660-584-2853 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit www.mostateparks.com.