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Nathan Boone 'Homestead Days' Will Connect Locals to Heritage

The Nathan Boone Homestead Days Festival is scheduled for October 20-21st. The festival will include demonstrations by historical interpreters about what life was like in Ozarks in the 19th century. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports.

For over 20 years, The Homestead Days Festival has celebrated the lives of Ozarks settlers of the 19th century by demonstrating frontier life as it was back then. These historical interpreters will not only be telling the stories of past lives but also playing tradition music, and diving into games and food.

David Roggenseen is the Natural Resources Manager at Nathan Boone Homestead Historic Site. He says it's important for people to connect with experiences of the past.

“So many people that visit here, they start to remember what they were told by their grandparents about how their grandparents lived or what their grandparent’s told them about the first settlers. They remember that heritage,” said Roggenseen.

Homestead Days is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21.

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For KSMU News, I’m Shannon Bowers.