CCC - A Lasting Legacy, Company 1743 at Mark Twain State Park

2/24/2018 | Mark Twain State Park | Florida, MO

In celebration of African American History Month, the historic site will host an open house at the Mark Twain Memorial Shrine with presentations on the history and work of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1743. Company 1743 was an African-American CCC Company that was responsible for building the CCC shelter in the Buzzards Roost picnic area. Presentations will be given at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the museum and CCC artifacts will be on display. The park is also seeking old photographs, letters, etc., that members of Company 1743, family members, or friends may have that they would like to share with the park. Staff will be on hand during the open house to scan or photograph the items.

Please contact the museum for more information at 573-565-3339 or by e-mail at MarkTwainBirthplaceStateHistoricSite@dnr.mo.gov. Click here to read the news release.

Event times: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Program times: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
37352 Shrine Road, Florida, MO | (573) 565-3440

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs