News Release 194

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392

Oct. 9, 2014 Volume 42-14-194 

Experience pioneer life at Homestead Days Oct. 18

Jefferson City, Mo. - Experience history as it unfolds at the Homestead Days Festival on Oct. 18-19 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. This living history festival will be held from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.

Activities at the Homestead Days Festival will include the music of Judy Domeny Bowen and Ez n’ Dill, storytelling and frontier craft demonstrations. Living historians will demonstrate Nathan Boone’s work as a hunter, explorer, soldier, statesman and farmer. A rendezvous camp and military camps will be open for tours. Historical interpreters will be available both days to tell stories of the Boones and their connection to the Missouri Ozarks. Refreshments will be available from vendors in the concession area.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on Highway V. The historic site preserves the last home and grave of Nathan Boone. For more information about this event, contact the historic site at 417-751-3266. For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


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