News Release 075

"Museum After Hours" continues at Missouri State Museum in May

Volume 39-075 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Come visit the Missouri State Museum as “Museum After Hours” continues on May 2.

“Museum After Hours” takes place on the first Wednesday of each month, when museum galleries stay open until 9 p.m. Also, at 7 p.m. on May 2, guest speaker Mark Houseman from the Washington Historical Society in Washington, Missouri will present a program titled “Tombstone Iconography and Imagery.” Mr. Houseman will discuss the meaning behind dozens of images commonly found on tombstones in the east and central portions of Missouri. These images tell the story of a person’s life, or how they are remembered, Included are fraternal societies, religions, lambs, weeping willows and those intriguing pointing fingers. This program will take place in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall (east wing).

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to visit the museum at night or your schedule doesn’t allow daytime outings, come join us for special programs and to view the exhibits. You will find both old favorites and new including “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 information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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