News Release 585

Informational meeting planned Oct. 14 at Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site

Volume 38-585 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., OCT. 8, 2010 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an informational meeting Thursday, Oct. 14 at Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site in Laclede. The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the facility’s visitor contact center at 1100 General Pershing Drive and the public is invited to attend.

Representatives from the site and the Pershing Park Memorial Association will be on hand to answer and provide information on present and future plans for the facilities.  Agenda items will include the Pershing Boyhood Home Site improvements as well as updates on the project to construct the Pershing Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives. The meeting will also provide information about Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site.

The meeting is part of an ongoing effort by the department to ensure the public has input on services and facilities in state parks and historic sites.

People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the historic site directly at 573-693-2525 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 on state parks and historic sites, visit