May 27, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

“Letters from the Past” at the Missouri State Museum on June 3

The Missouri State Museum will present the program, “Letters from the Past,” as part of its ongoing “Museum after Hours” series on Wednesday, June 3. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will begin at 7 p.m. in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall in the east wing of the State Capitol. The program is free and open to the public.

Museum staff will bring to life the letters of Second Lt. Francis Audsley and his wife, Harriet. The couple, from Saline County, corresponded throughout the Civil War, and in their letters, they share the trials and disruptions of war.

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 information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.