Missouri Bicentennial: Celebrating the Story of CCC Company 1743

6/12/2021 | Washington State Park | De Soto, MO

Washington State Park honors the legacy of CCC Company 1743, in commemoration of Missouri's bicentennial year. Company 1743, an African American company of the Civilian Conservation Corps, helped develop and construct many features of Washington State Park. This event begins with a display about Company 1743 and samples of food from Company 1743 menus (provided by The Friends of Washington State Park). Afterward, award-winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk will premiere a unique historical fiction narrative based on the records of Company 1743 from their time at Washington State Park. 

This event is free to attend, but reservations are required prior to the event. Reservations can be made by clicking here. After registration, participants will receive a special self-guided tour map so they may drive through the park to see Company 1743's influence at Washington State Park prior to the start of the event.

Event Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

This is one many events Missouri State Parks is hosting to commemorate the state's bicentennial. To see a complete list of bicentennial-related events and learn more the commemoration, click here.

Washington State Park is located at:

13041 State Highway 104, De Soto, MO | 636-586-5768

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs