News Release 128

"Missouri History in Song" at the Missouri State Museum August 7

Volume 39-128 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Columbia singer-songwriter Paul Fotsch is scheduled to appear as the third storyteller in Missouri State Museum’s summer series, “Telling Missouri’s Stories,” sponsored by Missouri State Parks. Fotsch will perform “Missouri History in Song” on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.

Fotsch sings and plays original folk music on several instruments including fiddle, guitar, mandolin and harmonica. His songs tell stories about Missouri’s past and include topics ranging from the state’s rivers and steamboats to the Civil War to Jesse James.

The 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. “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. 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.