News Release 235

Explore the past during history day at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site July 16

Volume 39-235 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JULY 6, 2011 - Learn more about local history and recent archaeological investigations at History and Archaeology Day, Saturday, July 16, at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. The event, which will feature presentations by historic site staff and special guest speakers, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Frontiersman Nathan Boone moved to Greene County with his family in 1837, when southwest Missouri was still the western edge of European settlement. Presenters at History and Archaeology Day will speak on aspects of Boone’s life and career, as well as the history of the farm and the Boone family’s legacy in Missouri. A special presentation will also highlight recent archaeological work by Missouri State University at the nearby William H. Berry farm. Berry’s wife, Caroline, and her mother began their lives as slaves of the Boone family, and later settled west of Ash Grove.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves the last home and grave of Nathan Boone. The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on State Highway V.

For a schedule of speakers and times for History and Archaeology Day, please contact the historic site at 417-751-3266. For additional information, contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf), or visit mostateparks.com.

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