News Release 138

Informational meeting planned for three state historic sites at Nathan Boone Homestead on August 17

Volume 39-138 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting for Nathan Boone Homestead, Battle of Carthage and Osage Village state historic sites on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. The meeting will be held at the historic site’s picnic area at 11 a.m. In conjunction with the meeting, tours of the historic site and Nathan Boone home will be free of charge all day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Staff will present an overview of the three sites and their resources. Recent accomplishments and future plans will be highlighted, including the new information kiosk, the new fence at the heritage garden and the success of the efforts of landscape restoration work at both Osage Village and Nathan Boone Homestead. A question-and-answer session will follow. Visitors are invited to share comments about the historic sites and their facilities. The meeting is part of the ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure the public has input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.

A visit to Nathan Boone State Historic Site is also a great opportunity to log miles as part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge. To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone. The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on State Highway V. For information on the event, call the site directly at 417-751-3266. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.