June 02, 2017

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"Animals of the Great War" program planned June 7 at Missouri State Museum

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 2, 2017 – The Missouri State Museum will present the program “Animals of the Great War” on Wednesday, June 7 at part of its ongoing “Museum after Hours” series. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will begin at 7 p.m. in the History Hall in the east wing of the State Capitol.

The program will explore the animal heroes, solders and companions of World War I. It will discuss the impact animals had on combat and more and why Missouri mules were in such high demand during the war.

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 exhibits. The galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m. on event nights. Evening guests should enter through the carriage entrance on the south side of the building under the grand staircase.

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit for more information. 

The Missouri State Museum, 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.