August 30, 2019

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Create Native American music rattles at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park Aug. 31

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 30, 2019 – Music is an important part of Native American culture. It is used in traditional ceremonies, rituals and in everyday life. Rattles are a common instrument used by tribes all across the country and are typically made of materials common to each individual environment. Join park staff at Missouri's American Indian Cultural Center at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. for an opportunity to learn about the different types of rattles and create one of your very own!

This event is free and open to the public. The craft is suited for kids, but adults are welcome to participate.

Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles north of Marshall on Hwy 122. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.