April 16, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site Participates in Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive April 27-28

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 16, 2019 – Bollinger Mill State Historic Site invites road trippers on the Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive to stop by for special activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 27 and noon to 4 p.m., April 28.

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore all four floors of the 19th century gristmill on a free self-guided tour and visit the oldest covered bridge in Missouri, the Burfordville Covered Bridge.

Local folk band Back Porch Company will also perform at the site from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 27.

Back Porch Company is an acoustic band that plays for the pleasure of making music together and sharing it with others. Members are Carla Anderson, Richard Johnson, Stuart Anderson and Warren Anderson. Their playing encompasses a wide range of musical styles, including folk, American traditional, Irish, Christmas songs from around the world, gospel, an occasional wisp of bluegrass and some pop music. Instruments include bass, accordion, recorder, guitar, banjo, ukulele, whistles, Appalachian dulcimer, harmonica, recorder, mandolin, hammered dulcimer and the bodhran.

The annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic drive is an invitation from the rural communities of Southeast Missouri to join them as they celebrate spring with good food, festivals, folk music, dancing, crafts, living history events, camping, and scenic vistas.

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is located at 113 Bollinger Mill Road in Burfordville. Take Highway 34 to Highway OO to Highway HH in Cape Girardeau County. For more information about the event, contact the site at 573-243-4591.

For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.