Heritage Festival Brings History Back to Columbia
COLUMBIA - The 35th Annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show presents 19th century Missouri history on Saturday at Nifong Park. Visitors enjoyed a wide variety of events featuring Missouri tradition, including live music, dancing and storytelling.
Artisans and tradesmen dressed in historical costumes and sold homemade crafts. Oral Historian Performer Jim Two Crows said history is important to people today. "If you don't know where you've been, it's hard to know where you are going," Crows said.
Debby Clemens lives in Chillicothe, Mo. "Now this is our fourth year to be here," Clemens said. "There's been a new grandchild each year since we've come down here."
Visitors can also tour the Historic Maplewood Home and the Walter's Boone County Historical Museum.
Mid-Missouri Organization of Storytelling will present ghost stories Saturday evening from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The festival will continue Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.