Missouri State Museum to hold community dialogues throughout the state

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-336 For Immediate Release: Sept. 16, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- In an effort to ensure that the public has an opportunity for input, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas about the Missouri State Museum to a community dialogue. These dialogues will be held throughout the state for the museum, which is located on the first floor of the Capitol in Jefferson City.

All meetings are schedule to start at 6 p.m. and are expected to last for approximately two hours. The dates and locations of these meetings follow:

The Missouri State Museum is currently participating in a Public Dimension Assessment through the American Association of Museums to help the museum understand its role in the community. Your participation will help staff assess the museum's strengths and weaknesses and assist them in planning for the future. This will be a facilitated dialogue, and your input will be incorporated into the assessment. If you cannot attend any of the meetings, you can email your ideas to dsp.state.museum@dnr.mo.gov.

The Missouri State Museum staff provides tours and programs to thousands of visitors to the Capitol each year. They also manage the museum galleries that are on the first floor of the Capitol and the extensive artifact collection of the museum. These community dialogues are part of an ongoing effort by the Department of Natural Resources to ensure the public has input on services provided in state parks and historic sites.

For more information on the event, contact the Missouri State Museum office 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 more information on state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at www.mostateparks.com.