News Release 148

Missouri State Parks hosts "Museum After Hours" at the Missouri State Museum July 11

Volume 39-148 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri State Museum in the State Capitol will continue its “Museum after Hours” tours during July with a special exhibit July 11 on miniature treasures. Visitors will get a chance to view a special exhibit called “Trunkful of Treasures”, featuring pieces by artist Florence Klusman, who created a collection of miniature items from paper, including home furnishings with a rag rug and flower pot, and a band complete with piano and piano player.

Some think the prize of the collection is her 1907 Case tractor replica complete with working parts, made from old issues of the Kansas City Star. The “treasures” will be in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall (east wing). A museum staff member will be on hand to talk about the Klusman collection.
The Missouri State Museum after hours events are normally held the first Wednesday of each month when the museum galleries remain open from 5 to 9 p.m. Because of the Fourth of July holiday on the first Wednesday, the special tour is being held the second Wednesday.

“Museum after Hours” is an opportunity for those who have wondered what it is like to visit the museum at night or their schedule doesn’t allow daytime outings. In addition to the special exhibit and programs, the event allows 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 will be 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 Missouri State Museum at 573-751-2854. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.