Missouri News

Informational meeting slated for Sept. 1 at Twain birthplace site

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Aug. 28, 2018 10:40 am

FLORIDA, Mo. -- The public will get a chance to offer input on the operation of three popular state-managed sites in Monroe County during a combined informational meeting from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site in Florida.

The Missouri State Parks -- a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources -- is inviting the public to make comments and ask questions about the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site, Mark Twain State Park and the Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site.

Staff members from all three locations will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

A press release from the Missouri State Parks said informational meetings like this are being held at all state parks and historic sites across Missouri. The goal is to let staff members inform the public about the current status and future plans for the various sites and to let the public make comments and ask questions.

"Input from the public is important to Missouri State Parks," the release says.

Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site is located at 37352 Shrine Road in Florida. The site is east of Mo. 107 and overlooks Mark Twain Lake.

More information about the meeting is available by calling 573-565-3440.

Information about Missouri's state parks and historic sites, including the three sites featured at the meeting, can be found at mostateparks.com.

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