Attend a "Hoedown at the Homestead" Sept. 19 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-306 For Immediate Release: Sept. 4, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- Make plans to attend the "Hoedown at the Homestead" on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the event will be held between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

This event is a musical "jam session" open to all acoustic musicians and groups.  Area sites, groups, churches, etc. are invited and spectators are welcome. Everyone is encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on during the event.   

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone. The Boone family came to the area in 1837, making them some of western Greene County's first settlers.

 The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on State Highway V. For more information about the event, contact the site directly at 417-751-3266 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 the Web at www.mostateparks.com.

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