FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 05, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos
5737519392
amy.poos@dnr.mo.gov

Historic House and Garden Tour to be held at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site June 15

JEFFERSON CITY, MO JUNE 5, 2019 - In the early 19th century nearly every home had its own garden. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 15, visitors will be able to cherish the rich history of gardening at the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic site.

Although gardening today is often considered a fun hobby or pastime, for St. Charles’ early settlers growing a garden was a matter of survival. Discover what life was like for people living in St. Charles around 1820.

Take a tour of Missouri’s historic first state capitol building. Learn about the struggle for statehood and the Peck family who lived and worked beneath the feet of our first legislators. After your tour, you can stroll through the beautiful backyard located right on the Missouri River. Then visit the heritage garden where staff will explain various plants grown at the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic site and their uses in the early 19th century.

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is located at 200 S. Main St., St. Charles. For more information about the event, call the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site at 636-940-3322.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit the web at https://mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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