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News Release 186

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 6, 2014 Volume 42-14-186 

Celebrate Missouri Day at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site Oct. 15

Jefferson City, Mo. - School groups and the public can enjoy a Missouri Day celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles. Missouri Day was set as the third Wednesday in October each year by the Missouri State Legislature in 1969. The day is a time for schools to honor the state and for the people of the state to celebrate the achievements of all Missourians.

Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, this is the fifth year celebrating Missouri Day at the First Missouri State Capitol. This year’s theme is American Indians, with a special emphasis on Missouri tribes. Staff will demonstrate flint knapping, storytelling, as well as traditional American Indian foods, crafts, commerce, beads, herbs, clothing, art, games and skills. A traditional wigwam will also be on the site. This is a free, hands on and interactive event.

For more information about the event, call the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site at 636-940-3322. For more information on 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.