September 22, 2016

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Van Meter State Park hosts Artifact Road Show Sept. 25

The public is invited to Van Meter State Park for the Annual Artifact Road Show.  Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept.19 at the park’s Missouri’s American Indian Cultural Center.

Members of the Sedalia-West Central Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society will be on hand to help identify guest’s objects. Pieces of their collections will also be on display.  Buying and selling of artifacts will not be permitted.

Entrance to Missouri’s American Indian Cultural center is free and open to the public. From May 1 through September 31, Missouri's American Indian Cultural Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday. The center is closed Monday and Tuesday.

Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles northwest of Marshall on Highway 122. For more information, contact the park at 660-886-7537. 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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