News Release 085

American Indian artifacts on display May 6 at Van Meter State Park

Volume 39-085 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

A program on Native American artifacts will be given Sunday, May 6 at Van Meter State Park near Miami. The special program, sponsored by Missouri State Parks, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in Missouri’s American Indian Cultural Center in the park and the public is invited.

Tom Hartline, president of the Sedalia-West Central Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society, will present the lecture on artifacts of early man to historic time periods of Native American habitation in Saline County. His collection of authentic examples of Saline County artifacts will be on display.

The program is free and open to the public. Buying and selling of artifacts will not be permitted.

From May through September, Missouri’s American Indian Cultural Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The center is closed Monday and Tuesday.
Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles northwest of Marshall on Highway 122. For more information, contact the park at 660-886-7537. For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.