Missouri State Parks invites you and your family to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus at Dillard Mill State Historic Site near Davisville on Dec. 15. This event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Santa Claus is gearing up for his Christmas deliveries and has contacted Dillard Mill to grind up his special oats for the reindeer. During this time, Santa Claus will be handing out ornaments and candy canes to each child. Staff will be serving hot cocoa and home-baked cookies. Photo opportunities will be available so remember to bring your camera. Also remember to dress in warm clothing.
During this special event, formal tours will not be held. However, visitors will be able to walk through the mill with staff available to answer questions.
Dillard Mill State Historic Site is located five miles west of Viburnum and one mile south of Dillard off of Highway 49 in Crawford County. It is one of Missouri’s best-preserved examples of a water-powered gristmill. The mill, which has been restored to operational order, was built around 1900 and continued to grind grain until the 1960s.
For more information, contact Dillard Mill State Historic Site at 573-244-3120. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.