News Release 249

Missouri State Parks hosts Halloween storytelling event Oct. 19 at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site

Volume 39-249 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Get into the spirit of Halloween by attending the annual Halloween storytelling event Oct. 19 at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site near Burfordville. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, this free event will begin at 7 p.m. at the site.
Storyteller Marilyn Kinsella will weave her stories from personal experience as well as perform folk and historical tales and literary stories. The storytelling will be held around a bonfire and visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Refreshments will be provided.

Kinsella began her storytelling career in 1981 while teaching in the St. Louis metro area. She has been a full-time freelance professional storyteller since 2002 and can often be found performing in the St. Louis and southern Illinois areas.

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is the site of a Civil War-era mill where visitors can learn how corn and wheat were ground into meal and flour by water power, just as it was done long ago. Burfordville Covered Bridge, the oldest of the four remaining covered bridges in the state, was built in 1858 and stretches 140 feet across the White River, which powers the mill. To get to the historic site at 113 Bollinger Mill Road, take Highway 34 to Highway HH in Cape Girardeau County.

For more information on the event, contact the site at 573-243-4591. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.