From June 4 through Aug. 13, 2019, the Missouri State Museum is hosting a fun twist on summer programming. "Tuesdays @ 2" is a series of interactive programs exploring various aspects of Missouri's cultural and natural history specifically focused on age groups 8 to 12 years using more activity-based programming. For similar-themed programming for younger children, please see our regular "Learning @ 11" programs for age groups 4 to 7.
The broad theme for this summer's programs is "communication." The series will explore how people and wildlife communicate--past and present.
Programs will be held at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City.
August themes are:
Aug. 6: Hello from the Front Lines!
Pigeons, dogs, flags and telephones during World War I
Soldiers used any means possible to send messages during WWI--pigeons, dogs, flags and phones. Learn how to send a message using signal flags, and hear the tale of Cher Ami, the messenger pigeon, and Sgt. Stumpy, a dog, who helped save lives during the war.
Aug. 13: Medieval Manuscripts in Missouri: Make your own Paint and Bookmark.
University libraries in Missouri own many pages of manuscripts that are hundreds of years old. Learn about these special collections in Missouri, make paint from scratch and create a manuscript bookmark to take home with you.