Nickell to share stories of Swampeast Missouri at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

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Cape Girardeau, Mo. - Gather to hear the incredible true stories of gifted storyteller and retired history professor Dr. Frank Nickell on Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m., at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. Nickell’s wit and love for the past bring the rich and diverse history of “Swampeast Missouri” to life.

“Nickell has a fabulous mind and is great at giving perspective and insight on the natural resources in the Southeast area,” said Steven Juhlin, assistant manager of the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. “Even SEMO history buffs learn something new when they hear what Frank has to say about the region. He not only has a command of a massive amount of information, his delivery is captivating.”

During this event, the Nature Center will feature exhibits highlighting the history of how people historically used the area’s natural resources to survive and how those traditions continue today.

Visitors will also explore hands on exhibits like bow making, archery, kids’ fishing and Native American tools.

The United Bowhunters of Missouri, Zenon River Brigade, Crisp Museum and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will also present information at the event.

No registration is required and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information about this and other events, contact the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center at (573) 290-5218 or go online to