News Release 202

Missouri State Parks hosts Living History Day Sept. 8 at Big Oak Tree State Park

Volume 39-202 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Enjoy a day of old fashioned family fun at Living History Day Saturday, Sept. 8 at Big Oak Tree State Park near East Prairie. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, this event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Watch demonstrations of old time skills such as rope making, weaving, flintknapping and making canvas floor cloths. Discover the exhibits of the Southeast Explorer Mobile Learning Center from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music played by "Bluegrass Revival." Bratwurst, funnel cakes and barbecue will be available for purchase.

Big Oak Tree State Park is located 15 miles south of East Prairie on Highway 102. For more information about the event, contact Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573-748-5340. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.