Take a step back in time at MDC Twin Pines Heritage Day April 11

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WINONA, Mo. -- Step back in time at the eighth annual Heritage Day at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona on Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free family event celebrates the heritage and resources of the Missouri Ozarks. Join the staff and volunteers of Twin Pines as they offer a taste of life in the Ozarks from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Heritage Day will once again feature a free old-fashioned fish fry sponsored by the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation. Dennis McSpadden of Van Buren will be cooking up catfish, fries, and hush puppies with assistance from the Twin Pines volunteers along with U.S. Forest Service Jane Mobley and students from the Mingo Job Corps.

There will also be demonstrations throughout the day including soap making, spinning, weaving, oak basket making, rope making, and more. KKDY's Cowboy Rick will be broadcasting live from 9-11 a.m. and will have a stagecoach to explore. Music will be provided by the Short Leaf Band and fiddler Mike Fraser.

The event will also include herb walks and birding hikes, free family fishing, and archery lessons for kids.

There is no cost for the event and registration is not required. Some guest vendors will have items for sale. For more information call Twin Pines at 573-325-1381.

Parking will be off site on Highway 19 with shuttles running throughout the day.

Twin Pines is located in Winona on Highway 60 about a mile east of the intersection with Highway 19 North.

For more information on Twin Pines events and activities, go online to mdc.mo.gov/node/293.