New exhibit opens July 1 at the Missouri State Museum

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-179 For Immediate Release: June 29, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- Learn about Missouri's Capitol buildings at an exhibit that opens July 1 in Jefferson City. The exhibit, "Foundations: Building Missouri's Government," is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and will be in the Missouri State Museum, which is inside the State Capitol. 

This long-term exhibit features artifacts such as a legislator's desk from the Capitol building destroyed in the 1911 fire. The artifacts will change over time to bring out different pieces from the museum's collection and to feature new donations. 

The museum and the Capitol building are open to the public free of charge from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (except New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day). 

For more information, contact the Missouri State Museum office at 573-751-2854 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information on state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at