News Release 158

Living History Day set for Big Oak Tree State Park Sept. 14

Volume 39-158 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The public is invited to enjoy a day of old-fashioned family fun at Living History Day on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Big Oak Tree State Park near East Prairie. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors can watch demonstrations of old time skills such as rope making, lace making, flintknapping and making canvas floor cloths. Exhibits of the Southeast Explorer Mobile Learning Center will also be available. Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music played by Bluegrass Revival.
A visit to Big Oak Tree 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.

Big Oak Tree State Park is located 15 miles south of East Prairie on Highway 102. For more information about the event, contact 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.