News Release 059

Mississippian Cultural Day planned May 11 at Towosahgy State Historic Site

Volume 39-059 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Visitors to Towosahgy State Historic Site will have the opportunity to learn more about the Mississippian mound-building culture who first farmed southeast Missouri at Mississippian Cultural Day on May 11. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors will be able to learn about the Mississippian Period of Native American culture that flourished in the area 1,000 years ago. Tours of the village site and the opportunity to view various pre-historic artifacts from the area will be available. Participants can also make arrowheads and pottery, test their aim and skill with a longbow or atlatl, hear storytelling, and play Native American games.

Towosahgy State Historic Site is located 14 miles southeast of East Prairie on County Road 502 in Mississippi County. For more information about the event, call Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573-748-5340. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.