August 31, 2016

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Old Mines Open House at Missouri Mines State Historic Site Sept. 10

The free open house will have exhibits and presentations that highlight the Old Mines from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 10 at Missouri Mines State Historic Site in Park Hills.

The open house will provide an opportunity for visitors to examine mining equipment and see the museum’s mineral collection. There will be special mining-related exhibits, including a collection of old miners’ lamps, some dating back to the late 18th century. Local mining artifacts, photographs and paper items acquired by museum also will be on display. Retired miners, millmen and other lead-company workers have been invited as special guests and will be available to talk with visitors about the old mining machinery, historic lead-mining practices and life in the Old Lead Belt.

Missouri Mines State Historic Site is located in Park Hills on the south side of Hwy. 32 at the Flat River Drive overpass. For more information about the event, call the park office at 573-431-6226. Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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