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Watkins Mill Geology

7/20/2024 | Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site | Lawson, MO

Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site is so much more than just a place to camp, swim and tour a woolen mill. It has a deep history that goes back millions of years!

Join Marissa Schorr of the Missouri Geological Survey on an adventure back in time to explore the park's “rocky” past. Discover how the rocks beneath our feet are clues to what the Earth was like over 300 million years ago; perform hands-on analyses of the rocks and fossils that can be found in the park, and experience what it's like to be a field geologist. Grab your family, friends and pet rocks – this is one adventure you won't want to miss!

This event will take place inside the historic site's visitor center. It is free and open to the public, and there is no need to register.

For more information, call the site office at 816-580-3387.

Event time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site is located at:

26600 Park Road N., Lawson, MO | 816-580-3387

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs