News Release 004

"Museum after Hours" tours continue in February at the Missouri State Museum

Volume 39-004 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Your chance to visit the Missouri State Museum after normal tour hours will continue with a special opportunity Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The Missouri State Museum's "Museum after Hours" events are held the first Wednesday of each month when the museum galleries in the State Capitol remain open from 5 to 8 p.m. For the Feb. 1 event, the museum’s interpretive staff will offer a program called "Walking through Time," which will feature some of the diverse shoes that are part of the museum collection. From beaded Osage Indian moccasins to women’s high heels manufactured by the Tweedie Shoe Co. in Jefferson City, these shoes are a unique part of Missouri history. This free program will take place in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall (east wing).

The "after hours" opportunity is for those who have wondered what it would be like to visit the museum at night, or whose schedule does not allow daytime outings. In addition to the special program, the event will allow the public to view some of the regular exhibits like "Civil War Missouri: A House Dividing," an exhibit that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Evening entry to the museum will be through the carriage entrance on the south side of the building underneath the grand staircase.

The Missouri State Museum, which is part of the Missouri state park system, is located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol. For more information, contact the museum at 573-751-2854. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.