News Release 227

Missouri State Parks showcases Native American beadwork Sept. 28 at Missouri State Museum

Volume 39-227 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Discover the collection of Native American beadwork of Mary Alicia Owen during a behind-the-scenes tour of the Missouri State Museum at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept 28.

During the tour, participants will see the outstanding collection and learn about the Missouri woman who became a world-renowned folklorist in the late 19th century. Greg Olson, author of the book, Voodoo Priests, Noble Savages, and Ozark Gypsies: The Life of Folklorist Mary Alicia Owen, will discuss Owen’s life and career.
The program will be held at the Missouri State Museum’s Riverside Collections Facility at 117 N. Riverside. This is part of a series of Missouri State Museum “It’s Your History” behind-the-scenes tours that are offered the last Friday of each month through October. The final tour of 2012 will focus on communications technology in the museum’s collection.

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 Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.