News Release 218

Missouri State Museum presents "Smartphones of the 19th Century" on Dec. 4

Volume 39-218 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri State Museum will present the program, “Smartphones of the 19th Century,” on Wednesday, Dec. 4 as part of its ongoing “Museum after Hours” series. The program will be held at 7 p.m. in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall in the east wing of the State Capitol.

Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, visitors will learn about communications technology and see communication tools and artifacts from previous centuries. The presentation will also include discussion of Missouri’s role in improving communications and the often difficult process of developing a new invention.

The Missouri State Museum’s “Museum after Hours” events are held the first Wednesday of each month when the museum galleries remain open from 5-9 p.m. “Museum after Hours” is for those who have wondered what it would be like to visit the museum at night or whose schedules don’t allow daytime outings. In addition to the special programs, the events allow a more relaxed opportunity to view all the museum exhibits. These exhibits include both old favorites and new offerings, including “Civil War Missouri: A House Dividing,” which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and includes a rotating artifact collection that changes every 6 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.