News Release 016

Volunteers sought at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Volume 38-016
(For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst
573-751- 6510

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JAN. 14, 2010 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host a volunteer interest meeting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. The department is seeking volunteers to help with various tasks at the historic site. The department will be available to meet with potential volunteers and answer questions. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site, which includes the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone, offers many different kinds of opportunities for volunteers. Volunteer interpreters assist in the design and presentation of tours, programs and special events. Maintenance volunteers work behind the scenes, helping preserve the site's cultural and natural resources. Other volunteers greet visitors, work in the site's gift shop, and assist in research projects and many other activities.

The meeting will include a presentation by staff on volunteer opportunities at the historic site, a short talk on the life of Nathan Boone and the history of the site, and an orientation tour of the site, including the house and cemeteries. Current volunteers will attend the meeting and share their experiences working at the historic site.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on Highway V. For more information about the volunteer program, contact the historic site directly at 417-751-3266 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at