ST. LOUIS (Oct. 7, 2019) – The 15th annual Fall Rocks celebration returns to the Missouri Mines State Historic Site Powerhouse Museum in Park Hills, Missouri, on Saturday, October 26 from 5-8 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Missouri Mines State Historic Site and The Doe Run Company (Doe Run), the family-friendly event features activities that teach children about Missouri’s natural resources. Fall Rocks is free and open to the public.
“We love that Fall Rocks gives us a chance to introduce children to the importance of minerals in our everyday lives,” said Brian Mangogna, general manager at Doe Run’s Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO). “And, we get to instill pride in our region because Missouri mining helps supply vital minerals to the world, like the lead that is used in batteries to start our cars and that stores essential energy from solar panels and wind farms.”
Hard hat decorating, cookie mining, toothpaste making, and minerals trivia are just a few of the activities that families can look forward to this year. Free refreshments will also be provided throughout the event. Doe Run staff and volunteers will run the activity stations, and state park staff will be available to answer questions about mining and minerals in the Old Lead Belt. The Powerhouse Museum will be open for guests to explore exhibits about the history of mining technology.
The Missouri Mines State Historic Site is located at 4000 State Highway 32 in Park Hills, which is on the south side of Highway 32 at the Flat River Drive overpass, 1.5 miles west of U.S. Highway 67.
For more information, contact Art Hebrank at the Powerhouse Museum at (573) 431-6226 or Kim Midgett at (573) 244-8113, or visit https://mostateparks.com/event/82381/15th-annual-fall-rocks.
About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Missouri, and mines from one of the world’s largest lead mining districts, also in Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit www.doerun.com.