News Release 568
Homestead Days Festival is Oct. 16-17 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site
Volume 38-568 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 28, 2010 -- Experience history as it unfolds at the Homestead Days Festival on Oct. 16-17 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, this living history festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, and is free and open to the public.
Activities will include demonstrations of early 19th century crafts and Ozark agriculture. Living history camps will represent Nathan Boone's careers as a hunter, soldier, farmer, politician, explorer, businessman and scout. Historical interpreters will be available both days to tell stories of the Boones and their connection to the Ozarks.
Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on Highway V. The historic site preserves the last home and grave of Nathan Boone.
For more information, call the historic site at 417-751-3266 or the 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 mostateparks.com.