Spring Special Session Saturdays at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

March 23 - "Your Compass to the Past"

The untouched frontier of Missouri presented adventurers, trappers and explorers with a variety of obstacles. But to tame it for those interested in going west, another type of trail blazer made their fortune - surveyors. Come and try your hand at working on an 1820s team surveying the raw landscape. Or maybe, St. Charles. Join us for hands-on fun.

April 20 - "Tapping into the Past"

Tinsmithing became common in England in the 1630s, and by the early 1800s, because the United States could produce the tin themselves,  tinsmithing became very popular and common. Tin-punching is not just a craft of the past. If you love rustic or shabby chic, this is the program for you!

May 11 -"Grow with us: Gardening in the 19th Century"

In the early 19th century, nearly every home had its own garden. Although gardening today is often considered a fun hobby or pastime, for St. Charles' early settlers, growing a garden was a matter of survival. Join us to discover what gardening was like in the 19th century. After learning about some of the tools and methods used, visitors will put their knowledge to the test in the site's heritage garden.


Saturday   10:00AM — 12:00PM
200 S. Main St.
St. Charles, MO 63301

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