History and fun combine at the Family Fun Day Sept. 19 at Arrow Rock State Historic Site

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Volume 37-305 For Immediate Release: Sept. 4, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- Learn how Arrow Rock got its name while enjoying the Family Fun Day scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 at Arrow Rock State Historic Site in Arrow Rock.  Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the fun begins at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

Meet at the historic site's open shelter for an afternoon of fun and learning. Guests will learn how the village received its name from a description of the area in 1819 and discover more about this part of the town's history. At 10 a.m., try your hand at flintknapping just as American Indians did at the Arrow Rock bluff for thousands of years. At 11 a.m., Larry Hammons from the Marshall Bow Club will give a presentation on archery and how to make bows and arrows as the American Indians did. After breaking for a picnic lunch on your own, the program will continue as you engage in target practice with bow and arrows. Advance reservations are requested and can be made by calling the historic site. 

Arrow Rock State Historic Site is located in Arrow Rock on Highway 41 in Saline County.  For more information or to make reservations, contact Arrow Rock State Historic Site at 660-837-3330 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 state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at www.mostateparks.com