News Release 080

"Tuesdays @ 2" programs start in June at the Missouri State Museum

Volume 39-080 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Starting June 4, staff of the Missouri State Museum will be holding a series of interactive programs exploring various aspects of Missouri’s cultural and natural history. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the “Tuesdays @ 2” programs will take place each Tuesday at 2 p.m. weekly through September. Although the main audience is children age 6-12 years, the programs will appeal to all ages. Some of these programs will reflect the museum’s

"Summer of Storytelling" theme. June programs are as follows:

June 4 – “The Spider Who Changed a Tribe” and other Native American stories
Native Missouri people used stories to tell their history and learn life lessons. Explore these stories and the meanings behind them.

June 11 – Creating a mural - Thomas Hart Benton and his story of Missouri
Thomas Hart Benton, one of Missouri’s greatest painters, told Missouri’s story using paint, eggs and a brush. Learn about his painting, and practice the art of mural making.

June 18 – Ice Age Missouri
Find out what Missouri was like when ice covered the ground, while huge mastodons and giant bears roamed our state.

June 25 – Telling your Tale through a Journal

Many people have used journals to write or draw about their day to day life, including Lewis and Clark. Discover some of the ways people have kept journals, and make one to take home and use this summer.

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