News Release 253

Bring your ideas to the public meeting at Dillard Mill State Historic Site on May 8

Volume 38-253 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst
573-751- 6510

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., APRIL 22, 2010 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an informational meeting on Saturday, May 8 at Dillard Mill State Historic Site near Davisville. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. under the site's Harmony Picnic Shelter.

The meeting will provide information about Dillard Mill State Historic Site, including the facilities, planned improvements at the sites and a recap of the year's accomplishments. Prior to the meeting, you are invited to attend Dillard Days, an annual 1900s picnicking experience, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the site the same day. 

Representatives from the historic site will be on hand to provide information about the facilities and to answer questions. The informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by DNR to ensure that the public has input on services and facilities offered in state parks and historic sites. 

Dillard Mill State Historic Site, located five miles west of Viburnum and one mile south of Dillard off Highway 49 in Crawford County, is one of Missouri’s best-preserved examples of a water-powered gristmill. The mill was built around 1900 and continued to grind grain until the 1960s. Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling Dillard Mill State Historic Site at 573-244-3120 or the department toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit