News Release 166

Boone History Day at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site September 21

Volume 39-166 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Visitors can hear true tales of the life and times of Nathan Boone at Boone History Day on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the site’s day use area. Members of the public are invited to this free event.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Boone family and the state’s frontier heritage with presentations by historic site staff and special guest speakers. Speakers at Boone History Day will discuss many aspects of Frontiersman Nathan Boone’s life and its impact on Missouri. Boone moved to Greene County with his family in 1837 when Missouri was the westernmost frontier of American settlement.

History Day at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site 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.

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 a full list of speakers and times, call the historic site at 417-751-3266. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.