News Release 196

Missouri State Museum features 1904 World's Fair artifacts Aug. 31

Volume 39-196 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

You can see souvenirs, products and other unique items from the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis during a special “behind-the-scenes” tour Friday, Aug. 31 at the Missouri State Museum’s Riverside Collection Facility in Jefferson City. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, this free event will begin at 2 p.m. and the public is invited.

In addition to seeing the World’s Fair souvenirs, visitors will have a chance to provide input on an exhibit with the collection planned for 2014 in the Rozier Gallery at the Union Hotel. As a part of this “It’s Your History” tour, visitors can also see where the Missouri State Museum stores its artifacts and creates exhibits.

The program will take place at the museum’s collections facility at 117 N. Riverside. Visitors should meet at the front entrance 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

This is the third in the 2012 series of Missouri State Museum “It’s Your History” behind-the-scenes tours that will are offered the last Friday of each month through October. Future tours will focus on Mary Alicia Owen’s collection of Native American beadwork (Sept. 28) and communications technology (Oct. 26).

The Missouri State Museum 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. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.