Arrow Rock State Historic Site will host the First Saturday lecture on July 6.

A press release from Missouri State Parks says Michael Dickey, historian and administrator of Arrow Rock State Historic Site will present the program “A History of the Missouri State Park System” at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 6.

According to Arrow Rock, the lecture is free and Dickey will examine the earliest efforts to establish and fund a park system, the growth of the system, and its achievement as one of the top state park systems in the nation.

Mike Dickey, a 34 year veteran of the Missouri State Park system, has been the administrator of Arrow Rock State Historic Site since 1995.

Arrow Rock State Historic Site is located north of I-70 and west of Columbia at 39521 Visitor Center Drive, in Arrow Rock.

For more information about the First Saturday Lecture series, call 660-837-3330 or visit mostateparks.com