News Release 204

Missouri State Parks celebrates Archaeology Month Sept. 9 at Van Meter State Park

Volume 39-204 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Celebrate September as Archaeology Month with a program Sept. 9 at Van Meter State Park near Miami. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the free Artifact Road Show and Exhibit will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in Missouri’s American Indian Cultural Center and is open to the public.

The special program will celebrate Missouri’s cultural history and allow the public to bring in artifacts and other archaeological objects they would like to learn about and identify. Members of the Sedalia-West Central Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society will be on hand to help identify the objects. Pieces of their collections will be on display. Buying and selling of artifacts will not be permitted.

Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles northwest of Marshall on Highway 122. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537. 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.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.