June 18, 2018

Contact: Brian Quinn

Van Meter State Park hosts Pottery of the Past education event June 30

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 18, 2018 – The public is invited to learn about the importance of pottery to the ancient people who once inhabited Missouri during its Pottery of the Past educational event 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the park’s small shelter house.

Pottery has been an important tool for many different cultures throughout history. The Missouria Indians used pottery for food storage, water transport, ceremonial purposes and more. During the free event, participants will learn about the history and processes of making Native American pottery, and everyone will have the opportunity to create his own piece of pottery.

Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles north of Marshall on Highway 122, Miami. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537.

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