News Release 181

Celebrate Missouri Day at First Missouri State Capitol Historic Site Oct. 16

Volume 39-181 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

A Missouri Day celebration will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In 1915, the Missouri State Legislature designated the third Wednesday of October each year as “Missouri Day” to honor the state and celebrate the achievements of all Missourians. This year’s theme will focus on Missouri’s state symbols. Visitors can learn about the state’s symbols through fun interactive displays, demonstrations, guest speakers, exhibits and animals.

The event is free and open to school groups and the general public.

The First Missouri State Capitol is located at 200 South Main Street in historic St. Charles overlooking the beautiful Missouri River. The event will be held in the buildings that housed Missouri’s First State Capitol, including a trading post and 1820’s residence. Visitors are welcomed to walk through an open house of displays and exhibits designed to encourage education and interaction. Groups are encouraged to make reservations.

For more information or to make reservations, please call the site at 636-940-3322. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.