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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 16, 2022 – Described as the “Williamsburg of the West,” St. Charles draws visitors from around the world to experience its history and architecture of Main Street. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site invites everyone for a lecture, a book signing and a guided walk of Valerie Battle Kienzles’ book, “Main Street St. Charles, MO: A Walk Through History.”

Guests are invited to wear comfortable walking shoes, slip a copy of this 48-page book into their backpacks or purses and experience historic St. Charles! Each of the four easy walks featured in the book includes detailed maps showing points of interest, which are accompanied by brief histories with both vintage and modern photographs.

Kienzle lives in Weldon Spring, Missouri, and has authored numerous books. She is a member of the Missouri Humanities’ Show Me Missouri Speakers’ Bureau, the State Historical Society of Missouri, the St. Charles County Historical Society, along with many other organizations. Copies of her newly published book will be available for $16. The lecture and walk are free and open to the public. 

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is located at 200 S. Main St. in St. Charles. For more information about this event, call 636-940-3322.

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

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