News Release 625

Learn about "The Hunt" and "The Home" Nov. 20 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Volume 38-625 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., NOV. 1, 2010 – Learn about different aspects of pioneer life during "The Hunt" and "The Home" living history programs on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the programs will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

During this event, you can experience the perspective of Nathan Boone, who grew up at the feet of the world's most famous hunter, his father Daniel Boone. From his father, Nathan Boone learned to hunt for food, profit and pleasure. Historic interpreters, representing hunters from different periods in history, will display and discuss the tools, practices and traditions of hunting in America.

In addition to the hunting aspect of the program, "The Home" program will feature demonstrations of 19th century fiber arts.  Olive Boone, Nathan's wife, cared for the home while he was away on his hunts. This program will focus on the skills required for frontier women to keep their families in clothes.  This portion of the program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves Boone's last home and grave. Far more than just a hunter, Nathan Boone made serious impacts in Missouri and the West through his work as a surveyor, entrepreneur and military officer. 

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on Highway V. For more information, call the historic site 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 Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at