July 12, 2017

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World War I lecture July 20 at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 12, 2017 – The impact of World War I on St. Charles County will be the subject of a lecture July 20 at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. and be given by Robert Brown, a historic site interpreter and editor of the St. Charles County Historical Society’s quarterly journal.

The United States entered WWI 100 years ago in April. St. Charles County did its part by sending sons and daughters to serve in France as well as supporting the war effort at home. The war also had an impact on the county because it still identified heavily with its German heritage.

The lecture is part of the Friends of the First Missouri State Capitol speaker series. A $10 donation is suggested.   

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit for more information. 

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