October 16, 2018

Contact: Amy Poos

Missouri Mines State Historic Site hosts Annual Fall Rocks event Oct. 27

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 16, 2018 – Come to Missouri Mines State Historic Site from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, for an autumn evening of family fun and education. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks and The Doe Run Company, this event is free to the public. The 14th Annual Fall Rocks event is designed specifically for elementary aged kids, but the whole family can learn about geology, mineral resources and mining by participating in fun, hands-on games and activities. Many activities will be offered, including hard hat decorating, cookie mining, rock and mineral identification games, a mineral resources challenge and bicycle safety training. Admission to the site’s museum will be free, and refreshments will be offered.

Missouri Mines State Historic Site preserves and interprets the important buildings and structural elements of the former St. Joe Mineral Corporation’s largest mine-mill complex. The site’s museum features restored underground mining equipment, a large display of mineral specimens, exhibits on mining history and a short video on lead mining and the milling process.

The historic site is located south of St. Louis, on the south side of Highway 32 at the Flat River Drive overpass in Park Hills. For more information about the event, call the site at 573-431-6226.

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