Join the Missouri Humanities Council and Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park at Missouri’s American Indian Cultural Center for a presentation hosted by Lindsey Kaye Manshack. Manshack is a public health research coordinator at the Washington University School of Medicine and a tribal citizen of the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb.
See how the Boones and residents of the Missouri Ozarks celebrated Christmas.
Join the interpreters for a hike through the forest on the Woodbine Trail.
With the signing of the National Bison Legacy Act on May 9, 2016 by former President Barack Obama, the bison became our official National Mammal, to be celebrated the first Saturday of November. Prairie State Park will recognize this momentous occasion with a day-long event at the park.
Olive Boone was no stranger to crafting handmade items during her time on the homestead. Join site staff to see how residents of the Boone homestead transformed raw materials into finished goods. Try your hand at spinning cotton or operating a 19th century barn frame loom.
For nearly 200 years, Missouri has served as a hub for artistic innovation. From quilt making to oil painting, and from ragtime to blacksmithing, Missouri has been the birthplace of hundreds of folk artists, musicians, authors, dancers, actors, and other creators and performers.
Join Elephant Rocks State Park staff for a fall evening of scary stories and Halloween fun at this haunted hike in the park.
Join us for a free lecture about hemp, presented by local historian and educator Chris W. Nelson.
Local author Dr. Walter A. Schroeder will discuss his recent book “Buddy’s Stories: Growing Up in Jefferson City in the 1940s.” Schroeder grew up in Jefferson City, and his book centers on his experiences as a youth in the city during and immediately after World War II.
Fall is finally here! Join naturalist Lorie Volenberg for a saunter through the park’s diverse upland and bottomland forests to explore the fall colors and try your hand at tree leaf identification. Hikers will also have opportunities to photograph the many hues of the woodlands.