HISTORIC JOHN RAY HOUSE CLOSED DURING ROOF REPLACEMENT
The Ray House will be closed for tours while a new cedar shake roof is installed. We regret the inconvenience, but the work is necessary for the preservation of the structure. The work is scheduled to begin July 7 and continue for three to four weeks.
A variety of programs will highlight the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 9-10, 2014.
On Sunday, August 10, the anniversary program will begin at 2 p.m. Entrance fees for August 10 will be waived.
On Saturday, living history programs will be presented at Tour Stop 5 depicting the various Southern troops that fought at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek. “Generals McCulloch and Price forged a coalition army consisting of Confederate troops from Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, Arkansas state forces and the Missouri State Guard in order to oppose General Lyon’s Federal troops," remarked Chief Park Ranger John Sutton. “The purpose of these programs is to relate the soldier’s combat experience during the battle to the visitor.”
Artillery demonstrations will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the hour.