News Release 292

Behind-the-scenes tour offered at Missouri State Museum

Volume 39-292 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo, Aug. 25, 2011 - The Missouri State Museum invites you to see the museum from a new perspective, with a behind-the-scenes tour into the collections and operations of the facility. Tours will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 26, Sept. 30 and Oct. 28 at the new Riversides Collection Facility at 117 N. Riverside Drive. The series of "It's Your History" tours, which are free and require no reservation, will last approximately one hour.

Have you ever wondered where the artifacts are stored? Are you curious what a curator actually does? These are just some of the questions that will be answered on the tour. During these tours, you will have the chance to see what it takes to store, preserve and conserve artifacts. The tours are part of the Missouri State Museum’s ongoing effort to make the museum more accessible to everyone.

The Missouri State Museum, which is part of the Missouri state park system, is located on the first floor of the Capitol building at 201 West Capitol Ave. The museum galleries are 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 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 information on state parks and historic sites, visit