Civil War Day is June 25 at the State Capitol

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-166 For Immediate Release: June 23, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- Children are invited to learn firsthand about the Civil War on June 25 at the State Capitol. Civil War Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, is part of an ongoing effort by the Missouri State Museum to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Missouri's role in the Civil War.

The event, which was developed for children from fourth through eighth grade, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer hands-on activities such as marching and drilling. Children will have the opportunity to try on Civil War uniforms and see what items soldiers carried with them into battle.

Activities will take place on the south lawn and the first floor of the Capitol, 201 West Capitol Ave. The Missouri State Museum is also located on the first floor of the Capitol and is open to the public free of charge from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

For more information, contact the Missouri State Museum at 573-751-2854 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information on state parks and historic Sites, visit the Web at