August 27, 2018

Contact: Brian Quinn

Responsible metal detecting topic of First Saturday Lecture at Arrow Rock Sept. 1

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 24, 2018 – Professional metal detectors Chadwick and Jackalyn Oldham will present a program on responsible metal detecting 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 1, at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site visitors' center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Although metal detecting is not allowed on state-owned properties in Arrow Rock, the Oldhams received special permission from the Friends of Arrow Rock and several private property owners to search for metal objects on their properties. All artifacts are turned over to the property owner.

During their lecture, the Oldhams will show photos of their favorite finds from previous surveys in Arrow Rock. Artifacts from their most recent Arrow Rock search will also be on display. After the presentation, they will lead attendees to a nearby Friends of Arrow Rock property for a hands-on demonstration.

The Oldhams remind metal detectors that all state and federal properties are off-limits and that permission should always be obtained from private property owners.

Arrow Rock State Historic Site is located at 39521 Visitor Center Drive, Arrow Rock. For more information about the event, call Arrow Rock State Historic Site at 660-837-3330.

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