August 31, 2016

Contact: Communications Office

Living History Day celebrated at Big Oak Tree State Park Sept. 10

Guests can step back in time and enjoy Living History Day at Big Oak Tree State Park near East Prairie on Saturday, Sept. 10. The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Demonstrations including blacksmithing, basket waving, flintknapping and other old-time skills will be on display. Exhibits of the Southeast Explorer Mobile Learning Center and World War II uniforms and equipment will be featured. Guests can bring a lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music played by “Bluegrass Revival.” Barbecue and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

Big Oak Tree is located 15 miles south of East Prairie on Hwy. 102. For more information about the event, contact Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573-748-5340. 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.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit