On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Missouri’s First State Capitol State Historic Site, from 10 am – 3 pm the Greater St. Charles Visitors and Convention Bureau sponsors the Annual Historic Children’s Festival. Come celebrate National Kids to Parks Day. 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.
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, the Buchanon Brothers, or enjoy the TJ Muller Banjo Group.