October 02, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Experience traditional fiddle and dance music at the Missouri State Museum on Oct. 7

The Missouri State Museum will present the program, “Quick and Devilish: Traditional Fiddle and Dance Music” as part of its ongoing “Museum after Hours”. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 in the Missouri State Capitol rotunda.

Traditional fiddle and dance tunes will fill the rotunda as author, educator and musician Dr. Howard Marshall leads the program on Missouri’s fiddling heritage. Sharing the stage will be fiddler Dale Pauley, guitarist Russ Ravert, Bill Foley on banjo, and Kathy Gordon on bass.   Visitors will enjoy rousing melodies while learning about the music and people behind the state’s fiddling traditions.

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