News Release 108

These Ozarks Hills' on July 10 at the Missouri State Museum

Volume 39-108 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Noted singer and storyteller Marideth Sisco will be the second person to appear in Missouri State Museum’s summer program series “Telling Missouri's Stories.” On Wednesday, July 10, Sisco will perform "These Ozarks Hills." Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, Sisco’s program will be held at 7 p.m. in the Missouri State Museum, located on the first floor of Missouri State Capitol.

A veteran journalist, teacher, author, musician, student of folklore and creator of Elder Mountain Press, Sisco received acclaim for her music in the Oscar-nominated film “Winter’s Bone.” She will be sharing stories, and perhaps a song or two, about the Missouri Ozarks of yesterday.

This program series is part of the ongoing “Museum after Hours” events when the Museum stays open until 9 p.m. the first Wednesday of the Month. (This July program is on the 2nd Wednesday, due to the Fourth of July holiday events on the Capitol grounds.) As part of the series, Paul Fotsch will present “Missouri History in Song” on Aug. 7. The “Telling Missouri’s Stories” summer will also include storytelling-focused children's programs for the Museum’s “Tuesdays@2” series, such as "Engraved Powder Horns: Documents of History and Events” on July 9.

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. 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.