August 29, 2017

Contact: Communications Office

Living History Day planned Sept. 9 at Big Oak Tree State Park

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 29, 2017 – Guests can step back in time at the Living History Day Sept. 9 at Big Oak Tree State Park near East Prairie. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to the public.

Many old-time skills and demonstrations will be offered and include rope making, basket weaving, flint knapping and more. The Southeast Explorer Mobile Learning Center will feature exhibits and there will be uniforms and equipment from World War II on display. Guests can bring a lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music by “Bluegrass Revival.” Barbecue and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit for more information.

Big Oak Tree State Park is located 15 miles south of East Prairie on Highway 102. For more information about the event, contact Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573-748-5340. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.