February 28, 2017

Contact: Steph Deidrick

“100 Years of Missouri State Parks” at the Missouri State Museum on March 1

The public is invited to the program “100 Years of Missouri State Parks,” an extension of the Missouri State Museum’s “Museum after Hours” series. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on March 1 in the History Hall of the east wing of the Missouri State Capitol.

The park system was officially established on April 9, 1917 and is currently celebrating 100 years. The parks preserve and interpret some of Missouri’s most outstanding natural and cultural resources for visitors to enjoy. Guests of the program will learn about the history of the park system and what it has to offer today.

The Missouri State Museum hosts “Museum after Hours” events the first Wednesday of every month. During this series, guests can take part in the special programs offered and have the opportunity to view the museum’s old and new exhibits. The galleries are open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on event nights and evening guests should enter through the carriage entrance on the south side of the building under 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 about the event, call the museum at 573-751-2854. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.