CONSTRUCTION ON INTERSTATE 44 AT EXIT 70
Route MM is closed at Exit 70. Bridge reconstruction is scheduled at Exit 70 from Friday, August 8, 2014 to Monday, September 29, 2014. Visitors should exit I-44 at Highway 360 (exit 69), then exit 360 at MM Highway and continue south to US Highway 60. More »
HISTORIC JOHN RAY HOUSE CLOSED DURING ROOF REPLACEMENT
The Ray House will be closed intermittently through the fall of 2014 while a new roof is installed. We regret any inconvenience. Visitors may wish to call the Visitor Center at (417) 732-2662, ext. 227 to check on the status of the project.
"CAMPAIGNS & POLITICS: THE CIVIL WAR IN 1864" LECTURE SERIES
The National Park Service and the Springfield Library continue their observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial with a series of programs focusing on 1864. Open the current issue of "Bookends" Magazine (pdf file) in the link for a full schedule. More »
ARTS IN THE PARK
CONCERTS FOR 2014
May 3, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. – College of the Ozarks Orchestra– This 50+ member orchestra will be performing for the first time at Wilson's Creek NB, playing patriotic selections in front of the Visitor Center.
May 10, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. – The Missouri State University Community Band– Always a fan favorite, this 45 member, all volunteer community band will perform a concert on the lawn in front of the Visitor Center.
May 17, Saturday, 7:00 p.m– The Missouri State University Civil War Army Bandwill also be performing their first concert at the battlefield. They will play period music from the 1860's.
May 24, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. – High Strung – Another fan favorite,this bluegrass group, from the Springfield-Branson area, started performing regularly at bluegrass festivals in 2004.
May 31, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. – The Wings of Swing Big Band is a versatile group that performs in the traditional big band style from the 30's & 40's to the rock era of the 70's.A group of 9-17 musicians from military missions, music educators, and other instrumentalists, who have performed professionally.
June 7, Saturday, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Ray House Jamboree – Civil War period music, demonstrations, and activities, along with a BBQ. The WICR Foundation will be sponsoring a barbeque dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Proceeds from the BBQ will support the Foundation's proposed activities.
June 14, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – The 135th Army Band will be performing again at the park with their smaller group, called the Country Band, Show Me Country.
All concerts are FREE and open to the public except for the June 7th program at the Ray House where the regular tour road admission of $5.00 per person or $10.00 per car will apply.
PLEASE BRING BLANKETS OR LAWN CHAIRS FOR ALL PROGRAMS