News Release 236

"Rocks of Ages" at the Missouri State Museum Jan. 8

Volume 39-236 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri State Museum will present the program, “Rocks of Ages,” as part of its ongoing “Museum after Hours” series on Wednesday, January 8. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will begin at 7 p.m. in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall in the east wing of the State Capitol.

Long before metal, stone was the material used for tools. Native tribes mastered methods to create stone tools that have lasted for thousands of years. Visitors will be able to examine some of these early tools and learn more about them. Participants are also invited to bring in their own stone tools to share with others. Please note that this program is on the second Wednesday of January, not the usual first Wednesday, due to the New Year’s Holiday.

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 event allows a more relaxed time 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.