News Release 100

"Tuesdays @ 2" programs at the Missouri State Museum

Volume 39-100 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Starting June 5, join staff of the Missouri State Museum each Tuesday at 2 p.m. for a series of interactive programs exploring various aspects of Missouri’s cultural and natural history. The “Tuesdays @ 2” programs continue weekly through October. Although the main audience is children age 6-12 years, the programs will appeal to all ages. June programs are as follows:

June 5 – Ready, Aim, Fire
To start the season with a bang, join a Civil War cannon crew and see how you work together as a team to fire a cannon.

June 12 – Ella Ewing, Missouri giantess

Learn about Ella Ewing, a lady from Northern Missouri who toured with the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus as an adult because of her extreme height. She is reported to have been over 8 feet tall and was perhaps the tallest woman in the world during her lifetime! See how you measure up to Ella.

June 19 – Hidden Signals

Handmade quilts hanging on a clothesline were a common sight in the mid-1800s, but some quilts are thought to have been signs pointing out the Underground Railroad to slaves. You will get a chance to design and make your own quilt pattern.

June 26 – Bats in Danger

Missouri’s bats help farmers, gardeners and hikers by eating thousands of insects, including mosquitos, every night. Join us to discover more about these fascinating creatures.

The Missouri State Museum is located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol. Programs will take place in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall (east wing).

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