Sep 04, 2019

Landing After Hours: History & Archaeology in MO's Capital City

For 2019, the Missouri State Museum's "Museum After Hours" program, held on the first Wednesday of each month, moves to Jefferson Landing State Historic Site at 100 Jefferson St.

Doors to the Lohman Building will open at 6 p.m., and the program will start at 7 p.m. Convenient parking is available in the lot next to the Lohman Building.

This months program "History & Archaeology in Missouri's Capitol City" will be presented by Missouri State Park Archaeologist Rachel Campbell. Three buildings on North Jefferson Street in Missouri’s capital are all that remain of the once bustling river port now known as Jefferson Landing State Historic Site. After the City of Jefferson was selected as the new seat of Missouri government in 1826, the lower end of Jefferson Street became the central commercial and transportation district for the new city. Known as “The Landing,” businesses provided services associated with river transportation and the expanding state government. The buildings that remain today have served as hotels, residences, grocery stores, warehouses, tenements, telegraph offices, and storage facilities. Archaeological excavations surrounding the buildings have occurred periodically since the 1970s. By utilizing historical documents and photographs as well as information from previous archaeological investigations, we can tell a more complete history of the Landing and early Jefferson City.

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Location: Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St.

Cost: Free

Contact: Click here for more information or call 573-751-4127

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