The 2017 Missouri State Museum's Fall event "Missouri and the Great War" will give visitors a taste of what Missourians experienced during the Great War (WWI).
The Resources Hall will host the "Missourian Experience Abroad" with guided tours from 10AM-Noon and 2PM-4PM for visitors to experience the journey of a soldier. Here, visitors will be drafted into the Army, trained, shipped to France, learn about the front, write letters home, and then be discharged upon the war's end.
The History Hall will host the "Missourian Experience at Home" with ongoing activity stations. Visitors can experience how civilians at home became involved in the war effort. Visitors will learn how children and their parents helped support soldiers abroad and how those at home coped during the war.
History Hall: Ongoing activities 10AM- 5PM
Resources Hall: Guided Tours 10AM- NOON and 2PM - 4PM
-Tours last approximately 45 minutes
This event is free and open to the public, no reservations required. All activities will be age appropriate.
Weekend entrance to the capitol is on the south side of the building via the carriage door under the grand staircase. All visitors 13 years and old are subject to security screening.