April 29, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

“Falconry” at the Missouri State Museum on

The Missouri State Museum will present the program, “Falconry,” as part of its ongoing “Museum after Hours” series on Wed., May 6. 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.

Trained birds of prey have been hunting companions to humans for thousands of years and their use
pre-dates even the spear. Join licensed falconer Meagan Duffee-Yates as she explores the history of falconry from its roots in Asia to its practice today in Missouri. Visitors will learn about this ancient sport, learn about the methods and equipment used and see live falconry birds.

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.