News Release 154

Historic Children's Festival planned May 21 at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

Volume 39-154 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., MAY 18, 2011 – Discover how the children of the 1820s worked and played during the annual Historic Children’s Festival Saturday, May 21 at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles. Festival activities will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and are free and open to the public. This year’s event is being held in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark Heritage Days.

Experience the crafts and games that children of yesterday learned and enjoyed. Activities for children include butter churning, candlemaking and writing with quill pens. Historical games and toys will be featured along with costumed re-enactors and demonstrations. Music and storytelling will be held throughout the day.

The musical group Wildheart will perform several times between 1 to 3 p.m. Wildheart is composed of Jan and George Syrigos, both Emmy award-winning educators and entertainers who use original music, motion and media to bring a conservation message about the natural world to young audiences. The Wildheart concert is made possible with a grant from the Missouri Arts Council and financial support from Jakes on Main in St. Charles.

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is located at 200-216 S. Main St., in St. Charles. For more information about the event, call the historic site at 636-940-3322 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit