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News Release 140

Contact: Gena Terlizzi, 573-751-1010
                
gena.terlizzi@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 1, 2014 Volume 42-14-140 

Celebrate Missouri's 193rd birthday at First Missouri State Capitol Aug. 9

Jefferson City, Mo. - The public is invited to celebrate Missouri’s 193rd birthday on Saturday, Aug. 9 at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, guests can enjoy special demonstrations, interpreters in period dress and an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Throughout the day, the public is invited to view the buildings, learn about Missouri’s state symbols and play games from the 1820s. There will also be cake and punch. At 1 p.m., the World Bird Sanctuary will present the “Raptor Awareness” program, highlighting the live birds of prey.

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is located in St. Charles. For more information about the event, contact First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site at 636-940-3322. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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Celebrating 40 years of taking care of Missouri’s natural resources. To learn more visit www.dnr.mo.gov.