News Release 108

Historic Career Fair planned at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Volume 39-108 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., APRIL 21, 2011 – Learn about the careers of yesterday at the Nathan Boone Career Fair on April 28 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. The program is targeted for students ages six to 12, and is ideal for homeschool families. The program, from 10 a.m. to noon, is open to the public, but registration is required.

In the “Nathan Boone Career Fair,” participants will try their hand at some of Boone’s many jobs. They’ll hold the tools, wear the clothes and test their skill at some of Boone’s careers in the early West, including market hunting, surveying and serving in the Western army.

Cost for this program is only $1.50 for students ages six to 12, and $3 for accompanying adults. Children under age six are free of charge. Anyone interested in attending these upcoming programs are asked to register with the historic site at least two weeks in advance, by calling 417-751-3266. A minimum of 15 total participants is required for the program. The historic site will notify registrants of program cancellations as soon as possible.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone. The historic site includes Boone’s 1837 log house, the Boone family cemetery, and the African-American cemetery. The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove, on State Highway V.

For more information, contact 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