The art of turkey calling and the Ozarks heritage of specific types of calls will be the focus of a new exhibit to be unveiled at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center on Saturday, Oct. 15. The exhibit’s premiere, which will be from 6-8 p.m., will be part of Twin Pines’ Fall Festival.
The new exhibit will feature calls from local artisans featured in “Turkey Call Makers Past and Present” and the “Rest of the Best.” These are two books by renowned turkey caller Earl Mickel. One section of the exhibit is dedicated to the fencepost call, a style of turkey call that originated in the Eminence area. As the name implies, these types of calls were often made of old cedar fence posts.
In addition to the debut of this exhibit, evening events will include homemade ice cream, a variety of desserts and music from the Bakers, who placed third in the 2011 American Heritage Music Festival.
Twin Pines is located on U.S. 60 in Winona, 1.3 miles east of the U.S 60-Missouri 19 intersection. For more information, call Twin Pines at 573-325-1381.