News Release 178

"Wednesdays @ 1" feature weekly educational programs at Missouri State Museum

Volume 39-178 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 2, 2011 – Set aside 1 p.m. each Wednesday for a time to learn more about Missouri's cultural and natural history. The Missouri State Museum will present its "Wednesday's @ 1" programs each Wednesday beginning in June and continuing through the middle of November. While many of the programs are aimed primarily for children, they are designed to appeal to all ages. The programs are free of charge.

For June, museum staff will present the following programs:

* June 8 A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier

* June 15 Signal Flags of the Civil War

* June 22 Clothing Styles of the 1860s

* June 29 The Pony Express

The Missouri State Museum, which is part of the Missouri state park system, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located inside the Missouri State Capitol at 201 W. Capitol Avenue. Programs will take place on the first floor rotunda of the Capitol.

For more information about the event, contact the museum 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 more information about state parks and historic sites, visit