News Release 156

Artifact Road Show at Van Meter State Park Sept. 15

Volume 39-156 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Visitors are invited to enjoy the Annual Artifact Road Show on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Van Meter State Park. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will be held at the American Indian Cultural Center from 1 to 4 p.m.
The event will feature members of the Sedalia-West Central Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society to help identify objects. Pieces of their collections will also be on display. Buying and selling of artifacts will not be permitted.

A visit to Van Meter State Park is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles Challenge. To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor 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.

Entrance to Missouri’s American Indian Cultural center is free and open to the public. From May 1 through Sept. 31, Missouri’s American Indian Cultural Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday. The center is closed Monday and Tuesday.

Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles northwest of Marshall on Hwy. 122. For more information, contact the park at 660-886-7537. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.