February 01, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

Washington State Park Hosts CCC Company 1743 Celebration Open House Feb. 16

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, FEB. 1, 2019 – Washington State Park is hosting a celebration open house of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1743 in honor of Black History Month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Feb. 16. CCC Company 1743 was an African American company of the CCC and their craftsmanship can be seen throughout the park. The open house will take place at the Interpretive Center located near the north entrance to the park.

Washington State Park interpretive staff will be on hand to discuss the cultural and historical significance of Company 1743 and their unique contribution to the park. Self-guided driving tour maps will be available for those wanting to explore the park and see the stonework and historic construction. There will be photographs and artifacts from Company 1743 on display. This event is free and open to the public.

Washington State Park is located south of St. Louis, 10 miles south of De Soto on State Highway 21. For more information about the event, contact the park office at 636-586-5768.

For more information about Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.