News Release 189

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392

Oct. 7, 2014 Volume 42-14-189 

Halloween storytelling at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site Oct. 17

Jefferson City, Mo. - Bollinger Mill State Historic Site will hold its annual storytelling event on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. Marilyn Kinsella, a professional storyteller, will perform her stories around a bonfire at this free event sponsored by the Missouri State Parks. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

Marilyn Kinsella began her storytelling career in 1981, while teaching in the St. Louis area. She worked as a storyteller and puppeteer for the Edwardsville Public Library for 16 years. Since her retirement in 2002, Kinsella has worked full-time as a professional storyteller. She can often be found storytelling in the St. Louis area and the Southern Illinois region.

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is the site of a Civil War-era mill where visitors can learn how corn and wheat were ground into meal and flour by water power, just as it was done long ago. Burfordville Covered Bridge, the oldest of the four remaining covered bridges in the state, was built in 1858 and stretches 140 feet across the Whitewater River, which powers the mill.

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is located at 113 Bollinger Mill Road in Burfordville. For more information about the event, call the site at 573-243-4591. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


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