News Release 196

Children's Festival planned June 18 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Volume 39-196 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JUNE 14, 2011 – Kids of all ages are invited to the Children's Festival Saturday, June 18 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. The event will feature a number of activities and games for kids, including live music and a 19th century pickup baseball game. The event, which will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., visitors are encouraged to participate in a game of base, an ancestor of baseball from the 1800s. Springfield Cardinals mascot Louie the Cardinal will be joining in the morning game.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone. The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on State Highway V. For more information, call the site at 417-751-3266 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information on Missouri state parks, visit