August 03, 2015

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"Missouri Earthquakes" at the Missouri State Museum August 5

Missouri State Museum will present the program, “Missouri Earthquakes,” as part of the Museum after Hours series on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will take place in the museum classroom.

The New Madrid Earthquake of 1811 had a significant impact on Missouri’s settlement and development. The Missouri Earthquakes program will explore some of what experts have learned about Missouri’s famous fault system. The museum classroom is located in the History Hall in the east wing of the State Capitol Building.

The Missouri State Museum’s “Museum after Hours” events are held the first Wednesday of each month. The museum galleries will 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.