Missouri State Museum wants your input on museum's future

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-192 For Immediate Release: July 20, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO.   -- In an effort to ensure that the public has an opportunity to provide input regarding services provided to the public, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Missouri State Museum will host a community dialogue at the museum in Jefferson City on July 21. Visitors are invited to see the museum after hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and share ideas with staff.   

The Missouri State Museum is currently participating in a Public Dimension Assessment through the American Association of Museums to help the museum understand its role in the community.  Your participation will help the staff assess the museum's strengths and weaknesses and assist in planning for the future.  This will be a facilitated dialogue, and your input will be incorporated into the assessment.

The Missouri State Museum is located on the first floor of the Capitol building at 201 West Capitol Ave. Visitors can enter the museum though the carriage entrance underneath the grand staircase on the south side of the Capitol building. 

The staff of the Missouri State Museum provides tours and programs to thousands of visitors to the Capitol each year. In 2008, the museum had 277,664 visitors. They also manage the museum's galleries and extensive artifact collection. 

For more information on the event, 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 www.mostateparks.com