Get creative at the "Heart of the Missouri River" program at the Missouri State Museum

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-298 For Immediate Release: Sept. 3, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, -- Allow the Missouri River to inspire the artistic side of you at the "Heart of the Missouri River" program to be held Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Missouri State Museum inside the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the program will begin at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Learn about the life of the Missouri River as well as what you can do to preserve its natural beauty. Listen to poems and songs that were inspired by the river and create your own river artwork. Arts and crafts stations will be appropriate for children ages five to 12. Families will be invited to test samples of river water, create murals and participate in many other creative river projects. Adult supervision is required for this program.

The Missouri State Museum is located inside the Missouri State Capitol at 201 W. Capitol Avenue. Weekend access is located underneath the grand staircase on the south side of the building.

For more information about the event, contact the tour desk at 573-751-4127 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at