Archaeology Day

9/14/2019 | Washington State Park | De Soto, MO

Washington State Park staff will host its annual Archaeology Day in collaboration with the Three Rivers Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society. There will be booths, demonstrations and archaeology activities, including corn grinding, petroglyph necklaces, Native American games and demonstrations on flint knapping and atlatl throwing at Shelter #1/C.C.C. Ridge. The World Bird Sanctuary will also have their birds of prey on display beginning at 10 a.m. At 1 p.m., the World Bird Sanctuary will present thier Raptor Basics program at the shelter. Then at 2 p.m., there will be a guided interpretive tour at the petroglyph site, across from Shelter #1/C.C.C. Ridge. The Friends of Washington State Park will also be selling concessions at this event. 

Activity Schedule:
  • 10  a.m. -  3 p.m.   - Booths, Demonstrations, Archaeology Activities and Concessions - Shelter #1/C.C.C. Ridge
  • 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Birds of Prey Display by the World Bird Sanctuary
  • 1 p.m  - Raptor Basics Program by the World Bird Sanctuary  – Shelter #1/CCC Ridge
  • 2 p.m. - Guided Petroglyph Tour – Petroglyph Site

Please note:  While Washington State Park is a dog-friendly park, please no dogs or pets at this event due to the presence of the birds from the World Bird Sanctuary.

All events are weather and conditions permitting and subject to change. Click here to read the news release.

Event Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
13041 State Hwy. 104, De Soto, MO | (636) 586-5768

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs