August 12, 2016

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Missouri Humanities Speaker at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site Aug. 18

Josh Young, Missouri Humanities Speaker, will present a program based on accounts from his book “Myths and Mysteries of Missouri” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site in Lexington.

Young will lead guests on an exciting journey around the state exploring stories such as Tom Bass, a former slave who became a renowned horseman, Ella Ewing, one of the tallest women who ever lived, and Jesse James. Visitors will also get to see the marvels of Missouri in a variety of stories ranging from mastodons to magic lights.

The Battle of Lexington State Historic Site is located at 1101 Deleware Street in Lexington.  For more information about the event, call 660-259-4654. Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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