News Release 007

"Museum after Hours" continues Feb. 6 at the Missouri State Museum

Volume 39-007 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri State Museum will continue its “Museum after Hours” series Wednesday, Feb. 6 with a special program on the role of African Americans during the Civil War. At this event, Miller Boyd III, a doctoral candidate from the University of Mississippi, will present “A Fight for Freedom and Union.” Boyd will discuss the African-American response to the Civil War in Missouri as well as black enlistment and contraband free labor in Missouri during the war.

Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will be held at 7 p.m. in the museum classroom, which is located in History Hall in the east wing of 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. “Museum after Hours” is for those who have wondered what it would be like to visit the museum at night or whose schedule doesn’t allow daytime outings. In addition to the special programs, the event allows a more relaxed time to view all the museum exhibits. Exhibits include both old favorites and new ones, including “Civil War Missouri: A House Dividing,” an exhibit that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and changes every six months. 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 museum 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.