Monday, May 14, 2012

Frontier Children’s Festival planned May 19 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Discover the fun of yesterday at the Frontier Children’s Festival Saturday, May 19 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the free event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to the public.

The event will feature a number of games for kids, including activities related to Nathan Boone, his farm and the natural world at the historic site. A special feature will be a 19th century pickup baseball game called base, which served as the ancestor of today’s baseball. At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., visitors are encouraged to participate in a game of base and imagine what it was like in the 1800s.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone. The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on State Highway V. For more information, call the historic site at 417-751-3266. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.