News Release 021

Museum after Hours tours continue March 7 at Missouri State Museum

Volume 39-021 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

A rare opportunity to view the Missouri State Museum after normal tour hours and learn more about the USS Missouri will be offered March 7 at the State Capitol.

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 to 9 p.m. For the March 7 event, museum interpretive staff will present a program called USS Missouri - A Fighting Legacy. Throughout the years, Missourians have been known for their strength and courage. There have been five U.S. Navy vessels, all bearing the same name, that share this tenacity. The program explores the history of these ships that reflect the pride and honor of Missourians. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall (east wing) in the State Capitol.

The after hours opportunity is for those who have wondered what it would be like to visit the museum at night, or whose schedule does not allow daytime outings. In addition to the special program, the event will allow the public to view some of the regular exhibits like Civil War Missouri: A House Dividing, an exhibit that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Evening entry to the museum is 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 or call 800-334-6946. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.