January 25, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site offers basket weaving classes

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JAN. 25, 2019 – The public is invited to learn a unique skill at the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles. The historic site will offer classes covering the art of basket weaving. Participants will create beautiful handmade items, perfect for giving or keeping as a treasured family heirloom. The classes will take place once a month with a different basket project each month.

These events are perfect for a group of friends or for making new friends. Class size is limited, so registration is required. Individuals are welcomed to register for one class or the whole series. Classes run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All materials will be supplied. Bring a drink and snacks if you wish. Class participants will walk away from each class with a newly learned talent and a beautiful, hand crafted basket.

The following projects will be offered on the following dates:

Saturday, Feb. 9 - Burlap Beauty Basket $45
Saturday, March 9 - Market Basket $40
Saturday, April 6 - Easter Basket $50
Saturday, May 4 - Personal Basket $45

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

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