News Release 057

Scottish Culture in the Ozarks presented April 2 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Volume 39-057 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., MARCH 9, 2011 – Learn about the “Scottish Culture in the Ozarks” at a special presentation Saturday, April 2 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. The event will explore Scottish influences on Ozark culture, and feature interpretive talks, Celtic music, and an information and genealogy booth. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and is free of charge. The public is invited to attend.

During the event, volunteers from the Scottish St. Andrew’s Society of Springfield will be onsite to explain how Scottish immigrants to Missouri, including some of Nathan Boone’s contemporaries, impacted the early development of the state and heavily influenced the music and folklore of the early Ozarks.

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, and a list of speakers and times, contact the historic site at 417-751-3266. For more information, contact Missouri State Parks 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 mostateparks.com.

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