Quilt will be on display Oct. 26-30
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 10, 2022 – Stop by Graham Cave State Park to view the Missouri State Parks bicentennial quilt on display at the park’s visitor center. Visitors can see the quilt from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 28, and from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30.
Since the days of pioneers, quilts have been a cornerstone of Missouri culture, fashion and tradition. To honor Missouri’s 200th anniversary, Missouri State Parks team members and volunteers created the Missouri State Parks bicentennial quilt. The Graham Cave State Park quilt block was designed by Montgomery County resident Linda Ann Eatherton.
“Nestled in the hills above the Loutre River in Montgomery County, Graham Cave State Park features an unusual sandstone cave,” Eatherton said. “Artifacts reveal that people occupied the cave 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. Graham Cave State Park has 386 scenic acres and is a wonderful hiking location.”
As the bicentennial quilt makes its way across the state, Missourians will have an opportunity to learn more about the state’s rich geographic and cultural diversity.
Graham Cave State Park is located off I-70, between Kingdom City and St. Louis, on Highway TT two miles west of Highway 161 at exit 170 in Danville. For more information about the event, call Graham Cave State Park at 573-564-3476.
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.