July 27, 2017
Contact: Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator, 636-949-7535, firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is closing the main exhibit of the Heritage Museum at Heritage Park in St. Peters from Aug. 15 to Dec. 1 to make way for the new “Our Sporting Heritage” display and simulated hunting game. The new display is expected to open early winter.
The new exhibit features a Marksman Hunting Simulator, which was donated to the Parks Department by August Busch III. This high-tech, realistic hunting experience allows players to participate in a virtual duck hunt. The main exhibit showcases the history of hunting and fishing in St. Charles County and Missouri from prehistoric times to the modern era. Additional displays focus on amateur sports in the county including baseball, softball, bowling, horseshoes, dartball, and high school athletics.
“The new exhibit celebrates recreation in exciting and educational ways by showcasing hunting and fishing of the past and the present,” said County Parks Director Bettie Yahn-Kramer. “The hunting simulator allows you to experience it firsthand. We are excited to bring this new exhibit to County residents and visitors.”
The County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park, located at 1630 Heritage Landing, offers free interpretive displays focusing on local and state history. It is open to the public from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday, and 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays. Rich in St. Charles County history, the nearly 6,000-square-foot facility is on a site known to many as Kuhlmann's Grove, a popular recreation area for county residents for nearly 100 years. The historic homestead of the museum will remain open throughout the transformation of the main exhibit.
For more information about the museum or St. Charles County Parks, visit www.stccparks.org or call 636-949-7535.