News Release 034

"Pioneering Missouri Women" tours offered at the State Capitol March 12

Volume 39-034 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., FEB. 25, 2011 - The Missouri State Museum is partnering with the Missouri Women's History Blog to host a “Pioneering Missouri Women” tour of the State Capitol at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12. The program will be presented by the group Missouri Women and is recognition of Women's History Month.

The tour will focus on Missouri women as pioneers in culture (Betty Gable, Ginger Rogers and Josephine Baker), education (Rose Duchesne, Susan Blow and Laura Ingalls Wilder) and activism (suffrage and wartime nurses). Tours will begin at the State Museum tour desk on the first floor rotunda of the State Capitol. The program will be presented by Missouri Women, which was founded in 2009 with the theme “Women of the Past, Inspiring Women Today.” For more information on the co-sponsor, the Missouri Women's History Blog, visit

The Missouri State Museum is located on the first floor of the Capitol building at 201 West Capitol Avenue. The museum, part of the Missouri state park system, is open to the public free of charge from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, contact the Missouri State Museum office at 573-751-2854 or the Missouri 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