December 20, 2018

Contact: Amy Poos

Landing After Hours is Jan. 2: Missouri German Farm Children of the Early 1900s

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, DEC. 20, 2018 – The Missouri State Museum will present the program “Missouri German Farm Children of the Early 1900s” as part of its ongoing Museum After Hours series at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 2. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will move from the Missouri State Museum in the Capitol to Jefferson Landing State Historic Site for 2019. 

Stephana Landwehr will lead a program featuring the children of Theresa and Fred Landwehr who lived on Little Boggs Creek Farm in Cole County. Explore the daily lives of these typical early 20th century German farm children through stories, pictures and artifacts. Visitors will be encouraged to share and discuss their own family experiences and memories.

The Missouri State Museum’s Landing after Hours events are held the first Wednesday of each month. Doors to the Lohman Building open at 6 p.m., and the program starts at 7 p.m. Come early to explore the historic site (enter through the track-side doors). The program will be held in the first floor classroom, easily accessed from the south entrance door. Convenient parking is available in the lot next to the Lohman Building. 

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.