News Release 096

Civil War Day at Missouri State Museum June 15

Volume 39-096 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri State Museum will host a Civil War Day on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, this event is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibit, “Civil War Missouri: A House Dividing” and the 150th anniversary of Missouri’s role in the Civil War.

Visitors will be able to discover Missouri’s Civil War history through period games, dress and artillery drills. Members of the Missouri Irish Brigade of Civil War Re-enactors will interact with visitors on the south lawn of the Capitol grounds. Museum staff will present the Civil War artillery program, "Ready, Aim, Fire."

Visitors also can explore the exhibit, “Civil War Missouri: A House Dividing,” inside the History Hall. The interactive part of the exhibit, “Hands-on History,” has been re-designed and will re-open on June 15 as part of this event. In this area, visitors have the opportunity to design their own flag, try on period clothing, and test their knowledge of civilian and military clothing.

The exhibit will be on display in the History Hall of the Missouri State Museum through December 2015, with different artifacts being rotated into the exhibit ever six months. The Museum, located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol, is open to the public free of charge from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Missouri State Museum, which is part of Missouri State Parks, 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.