January 21, 2020

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Arrow Rock State Historic Site hosts First Saturday Lecture “Missouri’s Wool Industry” Feb. 1

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JAN. 21, 2020 – Arrow Rock State Historic Site hosts the free program  “Missouri’s Wool Industry – The Process from Sheep to Mill to Hooked Rug” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. The wool industry in Missouri is an underreported part of Missouri’s agricultural history. Writer and historian Mary Barile will highlight the history of the industry and the process involved in creating finished wool products.

Barile is the author of 14 books covering the topics of antiques, history and paranormal activity. She is an award-winning playwright with readings and productions performed at the Kennedy Center and just-off Broadway. Barile is dedicated to making the past relevant. She has a Ph.D. in theater history and teaches playwriting, public speaking and theater history at the college level.

Arrow Rock State Historic Site is located north of Interstate 70 and west of Columbia at 39521 Visitor Center Drive, in Arrow Rock. For more information about the event, call the site office at 660-837-3330.

For more information on Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.