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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 24, 2022 – Join children of all ages at the 1860s Children’s Day event at Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

Guests will have the opportunity to learn what life was like in the 1860s by participating in common chores and games of the time period. Activities include washing clothes with a washboard, dipping candles, making rag dolls, walking on stilts and more.

The event is free and open to the public. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled.

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is located at 312 Dawson Road in New Madrid. For more information, contact the park office at 573-748-5340.

For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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