News Release 313

Program on early farm life planned Sept. 22 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Volume 39-313 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., SEPT. 15, 2011 -- Learn about early farm life in Missouri during the "Down on the Farm" educational program Thursday, Sept. 22 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. The program, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, is targeted for students ages 6 to 12, and is ideal for homeschool families. The program is open to the public but advance registration is required.

During the “Down on the Farm” program, students will learn more about Nathan Boone’s farm and about other settlers to the early Ozarks. Special activities will give participants a chance to settle and run their own farm, furnish the Boone home and participate in a living history demonstration.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone. The historic site includes Boone’s 1837 log house, the Boone family cemetery and the African-American cemetery. The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove, on State Highway V.

Anyone interested in attending these upcoming programs is asked to register with the historic site at least one week in advance, by calling 417-751-3266. Tour fees will apply for this program. Call the historic site for a schedule of fees.

For more information, contact the historic site 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