News Release 244

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

Volume 39-244 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 13, 2011 – Set aside 1 p.m. each Wednesday during July and August to learn more about Missouri's cultural and natural history. The Missouri State Museum is continuing its "Wednesdays @ 1" programs each Wednesday 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.

Missouri State Museum staff will present the following programs through July and August:

* July 20: Spinning and Fiber

* July 27: Loom Weaving

* Aug 3: Underground Railroad

* Aug 10: Children’s Toys and Games of the Civil War

* Aug 17: Border Disorder

* Aug 24: Wood Carving by the Firehouse Woodcarvers

* Aug 31: Steamboats of the Civil War

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 with the exception of the Aug. 24 program, which will take place at the Rozier Gallery, Union Hotel, Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson Street.

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