August 24, 2018

Contact: Brian Quinn

Big Oak Tree State Park hosts Living History Day Sept. 8

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 24, 2018 – Visitors to Big Oak Tree State Park can step back in time during Living History Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the park located near East Prairie. The event is free and open to the public.

Demonstrations of many different traditional skills and crafts will be given throughout the day, including bow making, basket weaving, flint knapping and more. The Southeast Explorer Mobile Learning Center will feature exhibits, including uniforms and equipment from World War I. Guests can bring a lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music by the Whitewater Bluegrass Band. Barbequed food and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

Big Oak Tree State Park is located 15 miles south of East Prairie, on Highway 102. For more information about the event, call the park office at 573-649-3149.  

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