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Transform Gourds into Art at the Historic Daniel Boone Home November 9th

Design the perfect Thanksgiving decoration this season with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department! Adults and children ages 8 and up can make decorative seasonal art from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 9, at the Hands-On Heritage: Gourd Crafting at The Historic Daniel Boone Home, 1868 Highway F in Defiance. 

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With the assistance of longtime park volunteer and expert gourd crafter Ellen Hendricks, participants will learn how to paint designs, a snowman or Santa Claus on gourds under The Grand Pavilion outside in the park. Arrive early; it takes at least an hour to paint and prepare a gourd and two hours to create a birdhouse from a gourd.   

The cost of the program is $5 per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 636-949-7535 or visit http://bit.ly/2019GourdAndBirdhouseCrafting to register. 

While you’re visiting the park, take a guided tour of The Historic Daniel Boone Home. Tours are offered at the top of every hour; ticket prices are: adults, $8; seniors, $6;  children ages 5-12, $5; and active or retired military and children under 4 are free. There’s no charge for self-guided tours of the village grounds.