August 20, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

"Missouri’s One-room Schoolhouses" at the Missouri State Museum on Sept. 2

The Missouri State Museum will present the program, “Missouri’s One-room Schoolhouses,” as part of its ongoing “Museum after Hours”. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall in the east wing of the State Capitol.

Ring in the school year with the Missouri State Museum and explore a few of the nearly 10,000 one-room schoolhouses that once dotted the Missouri landscape. Before the 7 p.m. program, visitors will also get a chance to learn more about the museum, how it works and upcoming plans and goals.

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.