Children’s Festival for 2018

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Missouri’s First State Capitol State Historic Site, from 10 am – 3 pm everyone is invited to the greatest “Family Friendly” event in the region. Children of all ages enjoy a day of history, crafts and fun. Interactive demonstrations, Music, Dancing and food provide for a great family day.  Greater St. Charles Visitors and Convention Bureau, Friends of Missouri’s First State Capitol help bring you the Annual Historic Children’s Festival.  Come live and play as children in the 1820s did. Hear interesting stories about life in St. Charles when our first legislators were struggling to organize Missouri into statehood. Children can pick up a passport and journey through the 1820s while participating in period hands-on activities.logo_ft

This is a wonderful family event that everyone can enjoy! Perfect for “children” of any age!  There will be demonstrations for the children of Rope Making, Old fashioned laundry on the washboard, cooking and churning butter, candle dipping, fur traders, writing with a quill pen, the old fashioned one room school house and games. Also, demonstrations by a hide tanner, a basket weaver, blacksmith, gunsmith, wood worker,  flint knapper and frontier medicine man. A storyteller sharing stories of her German emigrant family. Visit the goats, sheep and chickens too. Learn period dancing from Dance Discovery, or meet members of the Spanish Militia or the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery. Hear the Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps and the Buchanon Brothers


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