MISSOURI STATE PARKS


Groups

Community service groups, youth groups, garden clubs, Scout troops, church organizations, families, schools, and private businesses are encouraged to get involved.

Volunteer groups will work directly with site staff to identify projects that are suitable for your group.  Projects such as; trail work, litter clean-up, painting, invasive species removal, general maintenance and more. 

About General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site

Explore a piece of America’s military history at Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site and learn about the experiences that molded a Laclede country boy into one of the nation’s legendary generals. Pershing and his family moved into the nine-room Gothic-style house in Laclede when he was six. Prairie Mound School, where Pershing taught prior to his admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, is also on the site and includes a unique exhibit that allows visitors to pass through many of the same doorways Pershing passed through on his journeys from Missouri to Mexico and France.