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News Release 023

Contact: Gena Terlizzi, 573-751-1010
                
gena.terlizzi@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 21, 2014 Volume 42-14-023 

"Spring Mushrooms and Fungi of Missouri" at the Missouri State Museum on March 5

Jefferson City, Mo. - The Missouri State Museum will present the program, “Spring Mushrooms and Fungi of Missouri,” as part of its ongoing “Museum after Hours” series on Wed., March 5. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will begin at 7 p.m. in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall in the east wing of the State Capitol.

Visitors will join Chris Crabtree, a natural resource steward for Missouri State Parks, for a fun evening of learning about some of Missouri’s wild mushrooms and other fungi. From tasty edibles to poisonous toadstools and everything in between, participants will learn about numerous mushrooms that can be found throughout Missouri.

The Missouri State Museum’s “Museum after Hours” events are held the first Wednesday of each month when the museum galleries remain open from 5-9 p.m. “Museum after Hours” is for those who have wondered what it would be like to visit the museum at night or whose schedules don’t allow daytime outings. In addition to the special programs, the events allow a more relaxed opportunity to view all the museum exhibits. These exhibits include both old favorites and new offerings. 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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