October 21, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Fall Rocks at Missouri Mines State Historic Site Oct. 24

Missouri Mines State Historic Site in Park Hills will be hosting an autumn evening of family fun and education. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the site.  

The Fall Rocks event is designed specifically for elementary-aged kids, but provides an opportunity for the whole family to learn about geology, mineral resources and mining by participating in fun, hands-on games and activities. Activities will include 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 on the south side of Highway 32 at the Flat River Drive overpass in Park Hills.

Missouri Mines State Historic Site is located in Park Hills, on the south side of Highway 32 at the Flat River Drive overpass, 1.5 miles west of U.S. Highway 67. For more information about the event, call the site at 573-431-6226. For more information about Missouri’s state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.