10/15/2014 | First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site | St. Charles, MO
On March 22, 1915, the 48th General Assembly set aside the first Monday in October each year as "Missouri Day" due to the efforts of Anna Brosius Korn, a native Missourian. In 1969, the 75th General Assembly changed the date to the third Wednesday in October. Missouri Day is a time for schools to honor the state and for the people of the state to celebrate the achievements of all Missourians. This is the historic site’s fifth year celebrating Missouri Day and this year you will learn about American Indians, with specific emphasis on Missouri tribes. Plan to explore flint knapping, oral history and storytelling, food, crafts, commerce and trade, beads, herbs, agriculture, clothing, scrimshaw art, games and skills, and even see an example of a traditional wigwam. School groups, as well as the general public, are invited to wander through all the activities at their leisure. The event will be held at the historic site, where, in 1821, our first legislators and senators undertook the task of reorganizing and preparing Missouri to be a progressive state! This is a free event.
Event times: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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