May 12, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site hosts Historical Children’s Festival

Children of all ages can live, learn and play as children did in the 1820s at the Historical Children’s Festival May 16 at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

During the event, children may pick up an event passport and participate in hands-on activities to earn prizes. The more stamps in their passport, the more prizes they can earn on their journey through the 1820s. Activities will include candle dipping, butter churning, quill pen writing, seeing baby farm animals, 1820s children’s games and toys, period skills and crafts. Interpreters dressed in period clothing will explain bartering, statehood and other topics.

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is located at 200 South Main St. in St. Charles. For more information about the event, call the site at 636-940-3322. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.