News Release 272

"Museum after Hours" continues Nov. 7 at Missouri State Museum with special Civil War-related program

Volume 39-272 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri State Museum will continue its “Museum after Hours” program Nov. 7 with a special display associated with the next phase of the “Civil War Missouri: A House Dividing” exhibit. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.

Betty Winfield, Ph.D., will present a program called “1844 Presidential Campaign, Prelude to Secession.” The 1844 presidential campaign, as indicated by banners, songs, flyers and political newspapers, was a prelude to Missouri’s controversial entry into the Civil War. This phase of the exhibit features artifacts such as an 1884 presidential campaign banner for Henry Clay that was used in Lexington. The presentation will be followed by the “re-opening” of the exhibit with the new artifacts.

The “after hours” opportunity is for those who have wondered what it would be like to visit the museum at night, or whose schedule doesn’t allow daytime outings. Evening entry to the museum is through the carriage entrance on the south side of the building underneath the grand staircase.

The Missouri State Museum, which is part of Missouri State Parks, 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.