JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JAN. 19, 2022 – As part of its ongoing “Landing After Hours” series, Missouri State Museum presents John C. and Jesse Frémont “The Pathfinder and his Wife” from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to join Missouri State Museum interpretive aide Clinton Flowers as he tells the story of one of Missouri's most influential power couples.
John C. Frémont led five expeditions between 1843 and 1852, making unprecedented discoveries and mapping an expanding nation. Every expedition was provisioned and began in Kansas City (Westport). John's wife, Jesse Benton Frémont, was the daughter of Sen. Thomas Hart Benton and co-authored Frémont's five presidential expedition reports. She also wrote three novels.
This program will be held in person at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site and livestreamed on the Missouri State Museum’s Facebook page: facebook.com/MissouriStateMuseum/.
The Missouri State Museum’s “Landing After Hours” events are held the first Wednesday of each month. Jefferson Landing State Historic Site is located at 100 Jefferson St. in Jefferson City. For more information about the event, call the Missouri State Museum at 573-751-2854.
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